Coconut Rajma Delight with Mixed Vegetables

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Serves 2-3

Time : 1 hour


Flavoured Rajma

  • 1/2 cup kidney beans (rajma), soaked
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon rock salt


  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 cup chopped cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup chopped potato
  • 1/2 cup chopped bottle gourd
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/4 cup green peas (fresh)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 cup water


  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon jaggery powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek leave
  • 1/2 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon rock salt



  1. Place all the flavoured rajma ingredients in a pressure cooker. Cook for 5 whistles on medium flame for 20 minutes until soft. Don’t overcook or it could become mushy.
  2. Heat a pot and roast the cumin seeds for a minutes. Add all the remaining veggie ingredients, except the water, into the pot, and sauté for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the water, cover, and allow to cook for 7 minutes on medium flame.
  4. Meanwhile, place all the gravy ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  5. Once  the veggies are cooked, transfer the rajma and its water to the veggie pot. Cook uncovered for 7 minutes on medium flame. until the water has reduced.
  6. Switch off the stove and pour the gravy into the pot. Stir, and cover for 10 minutes. Serve warm.

Benefits of this Recipe:

  1. Plant-Based Protein: Rajma (kidney beans) are a rich source of plant-based protein, essential for muscle repair and growth.
  2. Nutrient-Dense Veggies: Cauliflower, potato, bottle gourd, carrot, and green peas provide an array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants crucial for overall health and well-being.
  3. Digestive Health: The combination of spices like cumin, coriander, fenugreek leaves, and black pepper aids digestion and promotes gut health.
  4. Creamy Coconut Gravy: Coconut milk adds a creamy texture to the dish while offering healthy fats and a rich flavor profile.

Nutritive Value:

  • Kidney beans (rajma) offer protein, fiber, iron, and folate, contributing to heart health and blood sugar regulation.
  • Mixed vegetables provide a variety of vitamins (A, C, K), minerals (potassium, magnesium), and antioxidants, supporting immune function and reducing inflammation.
  • Coconut milk offers medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) that provide energy, along with essential nutrients like manganese, copper, and selenium.
  • Spices like cumin, coriander, and black pepper contain bioactive compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, promoting overall wellness.
  • Jaggery powder adds sweetness and small amounts of vitamins and minerals like iron and magnesium, acting as a healthier alternative to refined sugar.

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