Achari Rajma Pulav

As I have always said we love One Pot meal I always look for new recipes. This one recipe is from chef harpal which I have altered a little by changing the beans from Chickpea to Rajma and a little in the masala.
A very easy dish and tastes yummy too.


1 tbsp mango pickle (or any pickle you have in hand)
1 cup rice ( I used normal basmati rice they weren’t that long)
1 tomato, cut in small wedges
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
few whole spices( 2 bay leaves, two star anise, a piece of cinnamon stick and 2 green cardamom pods)
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 cup soaked and cooked Rajma (any variety rajma is fine)
½  tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
½  tsp chilli powder
½  tsp garam masala (optional)
salt to taste

Method of Preparation:

Wash and soak rice for 10 to 15 minutes.

Put 2 cups of water or cooking liquid to boil.

In the pressure cooker, heat oil. Add bay leaves, cumin seeds, star anise and cinnamon and cardamom. Saute for a minute.
 Once they start to crackle, add sliced onions and garlic. Let them turn a little brown for few minutes.

Add cooked Rajma, mango pickle, tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder and garam masala (if using). Saute for 3-4 minutes. Adjust salt. Then the drained rice goes in and sauté for few more minutes.

Add the hot water/cooking liquid and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.

Lightly fluff it with a fork.

Serve hot with Raitha 

Note: If you are using freshly boiled rajma beans for this recipe, reserve the cooking liquid or just use normal water. 
I have used Priya Mango Pickle you can use any variety.

Happy Cooking, 


sushma Mallya said…
Lovely recipe...i too love the addition of pickle in my daily curries gives a nice hype to the taste ..looks fab !

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