Rajma Sundal / Red Kidney Beans Sundal


Hope you all celebrated Karthigai Deepam very well. We celebrated it by lighting diyas. We don't have a custom of preparing sweets to offer god on this day. But, I wanted to post something that I prepared some time earlier.

This dish, Rajma sundal along with Green gram sweet sundal and aval vada were prepared on the day of Saraswathi Pooja. I got sometime to click the pics of sundal on that day and planned to post it on the same day. Few works made me busy that day as usual and so I paused blogging for a while and waiting for an apt occasion to post it. But today I decided to post this dish as I felt it can't be in a dormant state for a long time. Better late than never. Am I right?

Basic information:
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Soaking time: 8 hours
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves: 3


Rajma - 1/2  cup
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 teaspoon
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Asafoetida - a pinch
Dry red chilli - 3 nos., crushed
Coconut - 1/4 cup


1) Soak rajma beans for 8 hours or just soak it overnight.
2) Pressure cook it by adding enough water (just to immerse rajma) and salt for 3-4 whistles.

3) Once the steam releases well, drain the water from it and keep aside.
4) Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds when it is hot. Allow it to splutter.
5) Add asafoetida,dry red chilli and curry leaves. Saute for few seconds.

6) Add cooked rajma. Mix well.
7) Add grated coconut and turn off the stove. Mix well again.
8) Serve warm.


1) The Rajma I used cooked well only in 4 whistles. You may require only 3 or need 4 based on the quality of the rajma.
2) You can also add grated ginger to this.
3) I turned off the stove once I added coconut. If you want to keep this sundal for long time, then saute the sundal for few more minutes after adding coconut. Increase or decrease the coconut quantity as per your liking.

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Nice and healthy sundal,looks yummy...

Clicks are good and healthy ones

Wow ! mouth watering here......awesome clicks......

Wow it looks so divine uma it's very nice lovely shot semma color combination.

Lovely pictures Uma...and nice sundal

Tasty sundal. Love the clicks.
Thanks for sharing.

like your presentation uma.. perfect festive styling..

I'm a big fan of all simple preparations.. yummy

healthy sundal n sunch a festive feel in ur clicks :-)

that is a really healthy sundal... i love rajma, i'm sure would love this as well...

Wowwwwwww... Looks so beautiful.. loved your presentation :)

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