Masoor Dal Aur Rajma Masala Recipe

Earthy Flavoured Dal Side Dish

Nithya Anantham
Masoor Dal Aur Rajma Masala Recipe
4023 ratings.

Lentils have a distinct earthy flavour and are very commonly used throughout South Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean. It is a store house of proteins for the vegetarians. It is very often eaten with rice or roti's in India. Masoor Dal Aur Rajma Masala Recipe is a simple yet delicious lentil dish made using the nutritious whole masoor dal or red lentils and rajma or the red kidney beans. It is cooked in mild spices bringing out the beautiful flavour of the lentils. 

Serve Masoor Dal Aur Rajma Masala Recipe along with Roti's or Steamed Rice for the weeknight dinner.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Rajma recipes such as

  1. Punjabi Rajma Masala Recipe
  2. Makhmali Rajma Kebab Recipe
  3. Kashmiri Rajma Recipe

Course: Dinner
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

35 M


4 Servings


  • 1 cup Masoor Dal (Whole)
  • 1/2 cup Rajma (Large Kidney Beans)
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Tomatoes , pureed
  • 1 Green Chilli , slit
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 2 teaspoons Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger , juliennes for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons Ghee , or clarified butter
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Masoor Dal Aur Rajma Masala Recipe

  1. To begin making the Masoor Dal Aur Rajma Masala Recipe, wash and soak the lentils overnight and then pressure cook with water and little salt using a pressure cooker for 3 to 4 whistles and keep aside.

  2. Now, make a smooth paste of onion and ginger and keep aside.

  3. Heat ghee in a pan on medium heat, add the cinnamon stick, cumin seeds and let it splutter.

  4. Add in the onion and ginger paste and saute till it turns brown. Add the slit green chilli and tomato puree and saute for 2 minutes.

  5. Now, add the dry spices including coriander, red chilli and garam masala powder and saute for couple of minutes till the raw smell goes away.

  6. Add the cooked whole masoor dal and rajma to the pan, enough water to your your desired conistency, season with salt and let it simmer for 10 minutes on low flame.

  7. Once, the lentils are thick, switch off the flame and garnish with the ginger julienne's.

  8. Serve Masoor Dal Aur Rajma Masala Recipe along with Roti's or Steamed Rice for the weeknight dinner.