November 14, 2012

Rajma Palak Recipe ~ Pinto Beans in Spinach Gravy

Pinto Beans in Spinach Sauce / Rajma Palak Recipe:
Preparation & Cooking Time: 30 mins

Serves : 4 persons


Pinto Beans / Chitra Rajma: 1/2 cup
Chopped Spinach : 2 cups, packed
Onion : 1 big size
Tomato 1
Ginger Garlic Paste : 1 tsp
Garam Masala : 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds : 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder : 1/8 tsp
Oil : 1 tbsp
Red Chilli Powder: 1 tsp or to taste
Salt to taste


1. Wash, rinse and soak the pinto beans in lot of water overnight. 

2. Drain water and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Drain and keep the cooked beans aside.

3. Blanch the spinach in boiling water for a few minutes and drain the excess water. 

4. Grind the blanched spinach and chopped tomato to a puree and set aside. 

5. Heat oil in a wok and add the cumin seeds and let them splutter. Now add the ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes off. 

6. Add the chopped onions and fry till the onions are translucent. Add the spinach puree, little water, salt, turmeric powder, garam masala and red chilli powder and cook for 5 minutes. 

7. Then add the cooked beans and cook for another couple of minutes. Remove from the flame and serve hot with roti.


  1. awesome delicious and healhy gravy.

  2. I love the flavour in it

  3. Super combo and delicious one !!!!

  4. Tempting n healthy ...looks yummy

  5. delicious and healthy recipe ...

  6. this must taste yummy. I always make chana palak, but rajma with spinach which i have never tried. looks very good.

  7. Nice combo of spinach and rajma....Looks yummy

  8. Delicious and tempting curry....

  9. Healthy and protein rich dish,lovely bowl.

  10. A very healthy dish and awesome click!

  11. Yumyyy rajma palak :)

  12. Awesome combination.Curry looks finger licking good.

  13. Healthy combo. must try.. Bookmarked !

  14. I've never thought of using pinto beans with Indian food before but this looks great!

  15. I've never thought of using pinto beans in Indian food before but this looks great!


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