Split Urad Dhal with Red Kidney Beans (Rajma)

Split Urad Dhal with Red Kidney Beans (Rajma)


This dhal recipe comes from northern Inda and combines split urad dhal with red kidney beans (rajma) which adds a rich meaty feel to the dish and is very tasty served with roti’s or puri’s.

Serves 4


  • 1 cup split urad dhal
  • 1/3 cup of red kidney beans (rajma)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 1 inch of ginger, chopped
  • 1tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp tumeric
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1tsp garam massala
  • small handful of curry leaves
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • salt


  • Wash the dhal and pick any bits out.
  • in a saucepan, cover the dhal with water and add 1/2 the tumeric and salt and bring to the boil and simmer on a rolling boil until tender. Add extra water if necessary.
  • Heat oil in frying pan and cook cumin seeds until browned.
  • Add onions, garlic, ginger & green chillies and cook until onions become translucent.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, tumeric, coriander powder & curry leaves
  • When the tomato has separated from the oil add the dhal and kidney beans.
  • Add the garam massala stir and cook for a further 10 minutes. You can add water or tomato juice to adjust the consistency if you prefer more gravy.

Serve hot with rice or breads such as roti or puri’s


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One Response to Split Urad Dhal with Red Kidney Beans (Rajma)

  1. tapash May 3, 2011 at 09:02 #

    very gd .i have a passion of cooking it will really help me

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