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Rajma chawal (Rajma served with rice)
Alternative names Razma, राजमा
Main ingredients Kidney beans
Food energy
(per serving)
100 grams of boiled Rajma beans contain 140 calories kcal
Cookbook:Rajma  Rajma

Rājmā[1] (Hindi: राजमा) or Rāzmā[1] is a popular Indian vegetarian dish consisting of red kidney beans in a thick gravy with many Indian whole spices and usually served with rice and roti. Although the kidney bean is not of Indian origin, it is a part of regular diet in Northern India. It is the staple food of Mexico. This dish developed after the red kidney bean was brought to the Indian subcontinent from Portugal .[2] Being a popular dish, it is prepared on important occasions. About 100 grams of boiled Rajma beans contain 140 calories. 5.7 grams of protein, 9.0 grams of fat and nearly 17.8 grams of carbohydrate.[2]

Some of the best Rajma are said to be grown in Himachal and Jammu. Rajma - Chawal served with chutney of Anardana is famous dish of Peerah, a town in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir. Going further, the Rajma of Chinta Valley in Doda district, a short distance from the town of Bhaderwah of Jammu province are said to be amongst the finest ever. These are smaller in size than most Rajma grown in plains, and have a slightly sweetish taste.

The combination of Rajma and rice generally lists as a top favorite of North Indians, especially in Punjab. Rajma is prepared with onion, garlic and many spices in Punjab and it is one of the staple food there.

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  1. ^ a b "Gogji Razma (Kidney Beans with Turnips)". Jagalbandi. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  2. ^ a b "Rajma, rice and calories". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 22 September 2003. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 

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