Rajma with Adzuki Beans

North Indian Red Bean Curry

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      25 min

Appears in
Instant Indian: Classic Foods from Every Region of India Made Easy in the Instant Pot

By Rinku Bhattacharya

Published 2018

  • About

Rajma is a curried North Indian red kidney bean stew. Served with steamed white rice, it is comfort food reserved for Sunday afternoons. In my household, since people are not all that excited about red kidney beans, I adapted the recipe using smaller, thin-skinned adzuki beans. This is every bit as comforting and delicious, plus adzuki beans are naturally creamy and cook much faster than red kidney beans—a win-win!