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Rajma sandwich with step by step photos. Tasty grilled sandwiches made with a spiced rajma stuffing. Rajma beans are kidney beans.

rajma sandwich recipe

Sharing a simple and tasty rajma sandwich that is liked by everyone. usually when I cook rajma or chana, I cook some extra, so that I can make sandwiches from them. For this recipe, I have shown the complete method of soaking and cooking rajma. If you have leftover Rajma recipe or chana masala, then you can even make sandwiches with them. The consistency of the rajma masala or chana masala has to be dry or semi-dry to make sandwiches.

Both rajma sandwiches and Chana sandwiches are heavy and filling. They keep you full for some time.

For some crunch in the sandwiches, I have added capsicum (bell pepper). You can even add grated carrots or beetroots. Even a mix of some onions, tomatoes and capsicum can be added. Veggies can be skipped too. I have also added grated cheese, which can be given a skip.

This rajma sandwich can be toasted too. you can toast the sandwiches in a sandwich maker, oven or a tawa (pan). If using tawa, you can check this recipe on preparing a grilled sandwich on tawa – How to make grilled sandwich on tawa.

Serve grilled rajma sandwiches with tomato ketchup or chilli sauce.

How to make rajma sandwich

Pressure cooking rajma

1. Rinse ½ cup rajma or red kidney beans (125 grams) first a couple of times. Then soak in enough water for 7 to 8 hours or overnight. Next day drain all the soaked water and rinse the rajma beans very well in fresh water.

rajma to make rajma sandwich recipe

2.add them in a pressure cooker along with 1.5 cups water.

rajma to make rajma sandwich recipe

3. pressure cook rajma on a medium flame for 12 to 13 minutes or till the rajma beans are cooked well.

rajma to make rajma sandwich recipe

4. there should not be any bite in the beans. Depending on the quality of beans, they may take less or more time to cook. Drain the water and keep aside.

rajma to make rajma sandwich recipe

Preparing rajma Stuffing

5. Heat 1 tablespoon butter or oil in a pan or kadai.

butter to make rajma sandwich recipe

6. Add ½ teaspoon cumin seeds and saute till the cumin seeds splutter.

cumin for rajma sandwich recipe

7. Then add ⅓ cup chopped onions.

onions for making rajma masala sandwich recipe

8. Saute till the onions turn light brown.

onions for making rajma masala sandwich recipe

9. Then add 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste.

preparing rajma masala sandwich recipe

10. Saute till the raw aroma of both ginger and garlic goes away.

preparing rajma masala sandwich recipe

11. Keep the flame to a low and then add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder, ½ teaspoon coriander powder and 1 teaspoon pav bhaji masala [add ½ teaspoon garam masala + ¼ teaspoon amchur powder (dry mango powder) if you do not have pav bhaji masala].

spices for preparing rajma masala sandwich recipe

12. Mix the spice powders very well. Add the spice powders on a low flame so that they do not get burnt.

preparing rajma masala sandwich recipe

13. Add the cooked rajma.

rajma for preparing rajma masala sandwich recipe

14. Season with salt as required.

rajma for rajma masala sandwich recipe

15. Mix very well.

rajma for rajma masala sandwich recipe

16. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes stirring often on a low flame.

rajma for rajma sandwich recipe

17. Switch off the flame and add 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves. Mix well and keep aside. Check the taste and add more of the spice powders or salt if required. I have not added amchur powder, as pav bhaji masala already has amchur powder. If you want you can add some more amchur powder.

rajma for rajma sandwich recipe

Assembling and grilling rajma sandwiches

18. Spread butter on bread slices. I have used Whole wheat bread as a healthier alternative. You can also use Brown, multi grain or White bread. you can skip spreading butter if you want. Add the rajma stuffing on the bread slices.

preparing grilled rajma sandwich recipe

19. Top up with some chopped capsicum. You can also add onion slices, tomato slices, grated carrots or beetroot.

preparing grilled rajma sandwich recipe

20. Add some grated cheddar cheese. You can also add grated paneer instead of cheese.

preparing grilled rajma sandwich recipe

21. Sprinkle some chaat masala on top.

preparing grilled rajma sandwich recipe

22. Cover with another bread slice.

preparing grilled rajma sandwich recipe

23. place the rajma sandwiches in a preheated sandwich maker

making grilled rajma sandwich recipe

24. Grill till golden and crisp. Grill all rajma sandwiches this way.

making grilled rajma sandwich recipe

26. Remove and slice the sandwiches. Then Serve rajma sandwich hot or warm with tomato ketchup or chilli sauce.

rajma sandwich recipe

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Rajma Sandwich

5 from 1 vote
Rajma sandwich are yum grilled sandwiches made with a spiced rajma stuffing.
Prep Time 8 hrs
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 8 hrs 45 mins

Cuisine Indian
Course: Breakfast, Snacks

Servings 4
Units

Ingredients

for pressure cooking rajma

  • ½ cup rajma or red kidney beans or 125 grams rajma, soaked overnight
  • 1.5 cups water - for pressure cooking

for sautéing

  • 1 tablespoon butter or oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • cup chopped onions or 1 medium sized onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder or ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper or hot paprika - add as required
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder (ground coriander)
  • 1 teaspoon Pav Bhaji Masala (add ½ teaspoon garam masala + ¼ teaspoon amchur powder (dry mango powder) if you do not have pav bhaji masala)
  • salt as required
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves , cilantro

other ingredients

  • 1 small to medium capsicum (bell pepper) - chopped, optional
  • grated cheddar cheese as required - optional
  • chaat masala as required
  • 14 to 18 small to medium bread slices - whole wheat, brown, multi grain or white bread

Instructions

pressure cooking rajma

  • Rinse ½ cup rajma or red kidney beans (125 grams) a couple of times and then soak in enough water for 7 to 8 hours or overnight. 
  • Next day drain all the soaked water and rinse the rajma beans very well in fresh water.
  • Add them in a pressure cooker along with 1.5 cups water.
  • Pressure cook on a medium flame for 12 to 13 minutes or till the rajma beans are cooked well.
  • There should not be any bite in the beans. Depending on the quality of beans, they may take less or more time to cook. Drain the water and keep aside.

preparing rajma stuffing

  • Heat 1 tablespoon butter or oil in a pan or kadai.
  • Add ½ teaspoon cumin seeds and saute till the cumin seeds splutter.
  • Then add ⅓ cup chopped onions and saute till the onions turn light brown.
  • Then add 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste and saute till the raw aroma of both ginger and garlic goes away.
  • Lower the flame and then add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder, ½ teaspoon coriander powder and 1 teaspoon pav bhaji masala (add ½ teaspoon garam masala + ¼ teaspoon amchur powder if you do not have pav bhaji masala).
  • Mix the spice powders very well. Add the spice powders on a low flame so that they do not get burnt.
  • Add the cooked rajma. Season with salt as required. mix very well.
  • Saute for 3 to 4 minutes stirring often on a low flame.
  • Switch off the flame and add 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves. Mix well and keep aside.

making rajma sandwiches

  • Spread butter on bread slices. You can skip butter if you want.
  • Now add the rajma stuffing on the bread slices.
  • Top up with some chopped capsicum. You can also add onion slices, tomato slices, grated carrots or beetroot.
  • Add some grated cheddar cheese. You can also add grated paneer instead of cheese.
  • Sprinkle some chaat masala on top.
  • Cover with another bread slice and place the sandwiches in a preheated sandwich maker.
  • Grill till golden and crisp. Grill all sandwiches this way.
  • Remove and slice the sandwiches. Then serve rajma sandwiches hot or warm with tomato ketchup or chilli sauce.

Notes

  • One chopped tomato can be added in the masala. Add chopped tomatoes after onions are sautéed till light golden.
  • Grated paneer can be used instead of cheddar cheese
  • Mint chutney or coriander chutney can also be spread on the sandwiches along with butter.

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Nutrition Facts
Rajma Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 367 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 697mg30%
Potassium 627mg18%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 184IU4%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 5mg25%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin C 26mg32%
Vitamin E 1mg7%
Vitamin K 14µg13%
Calcium 133mg13%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 145µg36%
Iron 4mg22%
Magnesium 116mg29%
Phosphorus 301mg30%
Zinc 2mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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