Nov 1, 2010

Rajma Paratha

Love stuffed parathas? Then you should definitely try this out. Stuffed Parathas get featured in our menu often and aloo paratha is our favorite. I found this version of Rajma Paratha from DK's website and I had bookmarked it long ago. After one of our busy weekends when we were out of veggies, I was thinking of something to make for dinner. I had soaked some rajma/kidney beans to make some rajma kurma. But instead, I made these delicious rajma parathas and it was a great hit at out place. I skipped the paneer in the original recipe and it was soft and filling! I served it with some curd/yogurt and pickle. It also tastes great with yogurt and ketchup!

Rajma/Kidney beans (cooked/canned) - 1 cup
Chilli powder - 1 teaspoon (or) finely sliced green chillies
Cumin powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Cumin seeds/Jeera - 1 teaspoon
Coriander leaves/ Cilantro finely chopped - 1 spoon
Salt to taste

For the dough
Atta/Whole wheat flour - 2 cups
Water for kneading the dough
Salt to taste


Soak the rajma/kidney beans overnight if using fresh ones.

Add enough water to the atta/whole wheat flour and salt and knead into a soft, pliable dough. Cover and allow it to rest for atleast half and hour.

Meanwhile prepare the rajma filling. Pressure cook the overnight soaked rajma/kidney beans for atleast 15 minutes until soft and cooked well. Alternatively you could use canned kidney beans. Drain the water in the canned variety.

In a bowl, using the back of a spoon or a potato masher, mash the rajma well to get a smooth mashed mixture. To this mashed rajma, add all the other ingredients listed and mix well.

To make the parathas, take a small lemon sized ball from the kneaded dough. Roll it slightly with the help of a rolling pin. Take a small ball from the prepared mashed rajma mixture and place it in the center of the dough. Cover the dough over the rajma from all centers and pinch the dough together.  Slightly press using the palm of your hand. Dip the entire ball in flour and knead carefully with the rolling pin into a flat disc. Take care that the filling doesnt come outside. Use more flour while kneading if needed.

Heat a tawa/pan and cook the rolled out paratha. Drizzle some oil on the sides. Flip over and cook on the other side alternating on each side for a total of about two minutes. Remove when it gets completely cooked and golden brown on both sides.

Serve with your choice of yogurt/curd and pickle/ketchup!

Sending this to MLLA:28 hosted here at DilSe.. and initially started by Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook

Also sending this to Tried and Tasted hosted by Priya and started by Lakshmi


  1. Yummy.. Looks delicious. The best is that cute matka with yogurt. love it..

  2. Delicious and healthy parathas, a good addition to kids lunchboxes with a dash of tomato sauce.

  3. Looks beautiful divya ... never tried rajma parathas, yours look delicious.

  4. I love rajma Parathas....have you tried the lighter coloured rajma beans? they cook much faster and are softer and more flavourful

  5. Healthy, protien rich parathas...My eyes are on the cute mutka

  6. The parathas are very appetizing and taste great with kurma!

  7. Wow..that looks good. i will try it the next time I make chappthis.

  8. Healthy and very tempting parathas, thanks for sending to T&T..

  9. The stuffed parathas looks good and the cute pannai too!

  10. thats a healthy one.... the matka is so ocute out thr.

  11. perfect and yiummy pratha

    award is waiting for u

  12. Lovely parathas,looks delicious...Yum!

  13. I love your matka Dahi! How pretty! Was this one of your India finds?

  14. That looks super delicious...loved the first click :-)
    Happy Diwali to you and your family !

  15. looks yum!! Happy Diwali to you and your family!!

  16. Hi- this looks delicious! Where can I find a beautiful black mutka like the one you have holding the yogurt? Thanks and happy Diwali!


  17. perfectly wonderful..... tried these and were an instant hit here Athi... :)))

  18. I should really try to make the paratha you show us. Not only does the result look really nice, but the process sounds like fun.


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