Rajma chawal is flavorful Indian rice dish. This is a complete meal, including tasty rajma  & fluffy Indian rice. Mostly I prefer rajma chawal in my lunch. It is very easy to prepare, less time consuming & a very healthy food. Rajma has lots of benefits and it is high in plant based protein. Lets try this recipe following the steps below.

Rajma chawal




DIET: Vegetarian

AUTHOR: Recipes & Cook


rajma chawal


*1cup - 250ml; *1tbsp. – Tablespoon; *1tsp. – Teaspoon;
  • Rice - ½ cup
  • Rajma (boiled) - ½ cup
  • Tomato - 2 pieces
  • Coriander leaves - ¼ cup
  • Oil - 1 tbsp. 
  • Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder -  tsp
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Green chilies - 2 pieces 
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp.
  • Turmeric - ½ tsp 
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - ½ tsp
  • Bay leave - 1 piece


1.   Here I am going to prepare rajma chawal for 2 people. For more people just increase the amount of the ingredients.

2.  I have used long grain basmati rice for this recipe, you can choose any kind of rice for this rajma chawal recipe.

3. If you like, you can add onion in the ingredients. 

4. Boil the rajma in pressure cooker up to 4-5 whistles. Use ½ tsp of salt during boiling.

5. After boiling drain the water. We don't need water for this recipe.

6. Boil the rice up to 80% cooked. Don't cook rice more then that.

7. If you are using long grain basmati rice then soak it for 30 minutes before using.


Step 1: First chop the tomatoes, coriander and chilies into small pieces.

Step 2: Put oil on a preheated pan, add ½ tsp of cumin seed & 1 bay leave. Wait for cumin seeds cracking, then add tomato pieces into the pan.

Step 3: Fry the tomatoes for 4-5 minutes. Then add chopped green chilis & all spices (cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric, salt, sugar) into it. Fry for another 1-2 minutes.

Step 4: Now add boiled rajma into the fried spices. Mix them all together.

Rajma chawal

Step 5: Add 80% cooked rice on top of cooked rajma. Spread the rice evenly on pan.

Tips: Don't dry the rice under the fan. Strain it directly from hot water. 

Step 6: Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves on rice & add 1 tbsp. of ghee it. Put the lid on pan. Cook for 5-6 minutes on low flame.

Rajma chawal

Step 7: Your rajma chawal is ready to be served. Wait for 5-10 minutes, gently mix the rice with rajma & serve it with salad or raita.

Rajma chawal

If this recipe is helpful to you, then please share your experience with me by commenting below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best rice for rajma chawal?

There is no specific rice for rajma chawal. Any kind of rice would be fine for this recipe, but personally I prefer long grain basmati rice for it.

How do you make rajma chawal?

Rajma chawal is a very easy recipe. It is a north Indian food, to make follow my recipe step by step.

Is your rajma chawal healthy?

Yes, rajma chawal is very healthy meal. Rajma contains plant proteins which are helpful for your body.

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