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Wednesday, September 25, 2013


I rarely cook rajma, but really like it. I actually forget this too use. I loved both quesadillas as well as rajma masala. So wanted to try sundal with it. I have had this sundal when I was very young in a neighbour’s house. Also its always fun to eat rajam one by one and it tastes so unique from the other legumes too. So why not try it for this Navratri 2013 as a sundal? This is one way of making sundal by grinding the coconut ginger and green chilli. This can be followed for all the sundals like peanut sundal, Channa sundal and channa dal sundal as well. Tastes and smells great. Vj enjoyed this very much that he finished in no time. So I should make this often here after.

Rajma sundal recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Snack
Prep Time: 12 hours soaking time    |  Cook time: 10 mins    Serves: 2


Rajma / red kidny beans - 1/2 cup

Coconut, grated - 4 tblsp

Ginger - 1/2 inch piece

Green chilli - 2

Asafoetida - 1 pinch

Salt - As needed

To temper

Oil - 2 tsp

Mustard - 3/4 tsp

Urad dal - 2 tsp

Curry leaves - 1 sprig

Asafoetida - 1 pinch


  1. Soak Rajma overnight (12 hrs) Drain water, add water just to immerse the rajma and pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles. Reserve the cooked water.
  2. 1-rajma-sundal
  3. Grind coconut, green chilli and ginger along with asafoetida coarsely with out adding water.
  4. 2-rajma-sundal
  5. In a kadai heat oil and temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table in order. Add cooked rajma, 1/4 cup of reserved water with salt.
  6. 3-rajma-sundal
  7. Let the water evaporates completely then lastly add the ground item. Stir well until fragrant, say 2 minutes.
  8. 4-rajma-sundal


    • Always buy rajma that is dark red in colour. Black rajma sometimes not get cooked.
    • Do not pressure cook rajma with salt, it may not get cooked properly.
Rajma sundal, healthy and tasty… Perfect to make in bulk too as it gives more volume.

Rajma sundal recipe

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  1. healthy n nutritious sundal,love it...

  2. Super sundal, we make pattani sundal in the same way. nice presentaion

  3. healthy sundal.. nice clicks

  4. Nice sundal...addition of ginger gives it a nice kick! I use this for white channa!


  5. Wow yummy sundal radhika.

  6. love this spicy version of sundal, i too make peas sundal this way without coconut...rajma sundal looks inviting! nice presentation too..

  7. yummy sundal... inviting clicks...

  8. Delicious and healthy sundal. Wonderfully prepared.

  9. bulka panrathuku romba usefula irukum ! Rajma veda Unga bangle romba super !

  10. looks so delicious..we dont like rajma but if it looks this appetizing.. i think we have to do it now :D

  11. Wow ! super, mouth watering here.

  12. Fantastic sundal, nutritious snacks..love it.

  13. healthy sundal perfect way to use rajma dear.

  14. healthy sundal,looks delicious :)

  15. Healthy and delicious sundal.

  16. Hi raks...

    Now a days I am tracking u... And trying something daily. Its wonderful. Today I want to know about ur first post in blog world and found to be 25th Sep 2007... So searched for this year any mentions.. Nope :-( Anyway happy to know that ur blog is six years old... Congrats...

  17. This is a nice variation sundal recipe...looks very nice


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