Rajma is one of my all time favourite things to eat! I can eat it everyday (as long as it is well made of course) 🙂
So why has it taken me this long to post a rajma recipe here? Well , I have a few go-to recipes but somehow I’ve never ended up taking nice photographs of them (either too dark or too hungry!) and I think it’s also because I wanted to share some other recipes that I make less often or have discovered recently. Plus everyone has a good rajma recipe, so maybe I felt it wasn’t needed. Well, things change! I now want to share my favourite rajma recipes with you for you to experience my love even more!
Starting with this Jammu style rajma which I discovered rather late in life, but absolutely love!
Legumes are a staple in North Indian diets and we tend to eat them in some form or the other a couple of times a week. At least. The most popular ones are rajma and chole but lobia is pretty tasty too.
Growing up in Delhi, going out for a ‘North Indian’ meal typically meant an indulgent Punjabi meal – Dal Makhani, tikkas, butter chicken, naan – the works. We used to wait for these occasions so we could polish off many a naan with delicious chicken curry and dal. Very rarely did we order other vegetarian things during these meals. However, on the rare occasion that there was a vegetarian at the table, we always ordered shahi paneer. This dish totally lives up to its name – it makes you feel really royal and luxurious 🙂
I made this recently because I was craving one of those fancy dinners and was a tad homesick. It turned out just the way I remember it and made me a very happy child indeed!