How to make Jain Cholay Rajma Dal - Kabuli chane and rajma cooked with a flavourful tempering.

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Main Ingredients : Chickpeas (kabuli chana) (काबुली चना), Kidney beans (राजमा)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

Jain Cholay Rajma Dal Recipe Card

Jain Cholay Rajma Dal

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Jain Dhansaak, Dal, Vegetable Kadhi, Tomato saar.

Prep Time : 8-10 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Jain Cholay Rajma Dal Recipe

  • Chickpeas (kabuli chana) soaked and boiled 1 cup

  • Kidney beans soaked and boiled 1 cup

  • Olive oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick

  • Fresh tomato puree ½ cup

  • White sesame seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh parsley chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh mint leaves 1 tablespoon chopped + for garnishing

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh mint leaves for garnishing


Step 1

Heat one tablespoon oil ina non-stick pan and add cinnamon, tomato puree, sesame seeds, garam masala powder, red chilli powder and salt and mix well. Cook for two to three minutes.

Step 2

Add chickpeas and kidney beans and mix well. Add one and a half cups water and let it cook for about five to ten minutes or till oil rises to the surface.

Step 3

Now add coriander leaves, parsley, mint leaves and one tablespoon olive oil and mix well.

Step 4

Finally add lemon juice and mix well. Switch off the heat.

Step 5

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot garnished with mint leaves.