rajma sundal recipe, red kidney beans sundal recipe
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Rajma Sundal

Rajma sundal is a south indian recipe of a no onion no garlic stir fried rajma beans with spices and coconut.
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time38 mins
Course: snacks
Cuisine: south indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 214kcal
Author: Dassana Amit


For pressure cooking rajma

  • 1 cup Kidney beans (rajma)
  • Enough water For soaking rajma overnight
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 4 cups Water For pressure cooking rajma

Other ingredients for rajma sundal

  • 1 to 2 tablespoon Sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (rai)
  • 1 teaspoon Urad dal (split black gram)
  • 12 to 15 Curry leaves (kadi patta)
  • 2 Dry red chilies (sookhi lal mirch)
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida (hing)
  • Salt as required
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon Fresh grated coconut


preparation to make rajma sundal

  • Rinse and soak 1 cup rajma (kidney beans) overnight or for 8 to 9 hours in enough water.
  • Next day drain the water and rinse the rajma beans with fresh water. 
  • In a pressure cooker, add the soaked rajma. Also add 1 teaspoon salt and 4 cups water. pressure cook the rajma till they are completely cooked.
  • Then drain the water and keep the cooked rajma aside.

making rajma sundal

  • Heat 1 to 2 tablespoon sesame oil in a pan or kadai.
  • Add 1 teaspoon mustard seeds (rai) and 1 teaspoon split black gram (urad dal).
  • The mustard seeds will crackle and the urad dal will get browned.
  • They almost take the same time to cook on a low flame.
  • Once the urad dal gets golden then add 12 to 15 curry leaves (kadi patta), 2 dry red chilies (sookhi lal mirch) and 1 pinch of asafoetida (hing).
  • Fry for few seconds till the red chillies change color.
  • Now add the cooked rajma beans and salt as required.
  • Stir gently and saute for 3 to 4 minutes on a low to medium flame.
  • Switch off the flame and add 2 to 3 tablespoon fresh grated coconut.
  • Mix well.
  • Serve the rajma sundal as prashad or naivedyam.


  • This recipe can be doubled.


Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 754mg | Potassium: 706mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 328IU | Vitamin B1 (Thiamine): 1mg | Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 1mg | Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 36mg | Vitamin B6: 1mg | Vitamin C: 94mg | Vitamin E: 1mg | Vitamin K: 6µg | Calcium: 65mg | Vitamin B9 (Folate): 540µg | Iron: 4mg | Magnesium: 75mg | Phosphorus: 205mg | Zinc: 1mg