Rajma/Red Kidney Beans Biriyani

For the final day of blogging marathon #27 I am sharing you a healthy,protein packed biriyani with the red kidney beans/rajma.
The recipe I got it from a cookery show and the original recipe is with chickpeas/channa but for a change I tried it with rajma.Now off to the recipe..................................................


Basmathi rice1cup
Rajma/red kidney beans(soaked)1cup
Onion(thinly sliced)2nos.(medium size)
Tomato(finely chopped) 2nos.(medium size)
Mint leaves(chopped) fistful
Coriander leaves(chopped)fistful
Hot water11/2cups

To Grind

Ginger/inji1inch pice
Garlic/poondu5 cloves
Green chilly2nos.
Red chilly powder/milagai podi 1tsp
Coriander powder/dhania podi 11/2tsp
Cinnamon/pattai1 inch piece
Cardamom 1no.


Cook the rajma in a pressure cooker for 2 whistles with a pinch of salt,it should not be mushy.Meanwhile grind the ingredients given to grind to a fine and smooth paste.Soak the basmathi rice in water for 20 minutes.

Start by heating the pressure pan with oil and saute the onion till translucent then add the ground paste.Saute it till the raw smell disappears.

Now add the yogurt/curd,chopped mint and coriander leaves,saute it for a minute.Then add the cooked rajma and mix it well.

At this stage add the chopped tomato,salt and cook it mushy.Add the rice and fry it for a minute.

Add the hot water.Let it boil,close the pan and cook it for one whistle in a medium flame.Then keep it in a low flame for 5 minutes.Remove the lid,once the pressure subsides and fluff it with a fork.

Rajma biriyani is ready.Serve it with raita.


  • Do not cook the rajma for a long time otherwise it will turn mushy.
  • Instead of cooking it in a pressure cooker,it can be cooked in an open pot also.
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Beautiful pictures, I make a similar biryani with Rajma comes out so well..Thanks for the wonderful month long blogging Nalini. Enjoyed your posts..

Looks so good Nalini!...making me hungry early in the morning

Awesome pictures and very tempting biriyani. Loved it.

looks really delicious... yumm...

Thats a beautiful briyani Nalini, even i do the same way too..Irresistible clicks.

Wow yummy briyani love the rajam. Never tried it before. Thanks will try it asap. I enjoyed this Bm thanks for the beautiful recipes and pics. I enjoyed myself.

Beautiful pictures and a healthy rice dish!

Such a healthy, delicious and protein rich rice dish.

Perfect and very healthy rice dish. Delicious..

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wow..looks very inviting..I too make these rice..and they taste yum!

Wow lovely and tasty... feel me hungry

wow dear u ve got really nice blog am following you. Sushmita

Beautiful clicks....looks very inviting

Healthy and delicious briyani..

Healthy biriyani, haven't tried rajama bean in biriyani.

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