Mar 252015

A very healthy one-pot meal option is Rajma-corn pulao. It has all the goodness of rajma or kidney beans with a touch of paneer or tofu, making it a wonderful protein-rich recipe. Pulao recipes are my go-to options for lunch as I can mix everything up and pressure cook it and the cooking is done.

Peas pulao, vegetable pulao and palak rice are some of my favorite one-pot meals. These can be eaten simply with curd on the side too.

I added corn in this recipe because I like the small sweetness that comes from its bite and it goes well with rajma which is pretty bland in taste by itself. You can make this recipe spicier by adding some more of chili and other masala powders but I prefer it on the milder side.


Serves: 2

Preparation time: 8 hrs

Cooking time: 20 mins

Check out my other rice recipes here – Rice varieties


Rice – 1 cup (soaked in 2 cups water for 30mins)

Rajma or kidney beans  – 1/2 cup (soaked in water for atleast 8 hours)

Corn kernels – ¼ cup (fresh or frozen)

Tomato paste or puree – ¼ cup

Paneer or tofu – 1/8 cup, optional

Mint leaves – ¼ cup (tightly packed)

Coriander leaves – ¼ cup (roughly chopped)

Onion – 1 small (finely chopped)

Biryani masala – 1 tbsp

Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tbsp

Green chilli – 2 (slit lengthwise)

Cloves – 2

Peppercorns – 5

Cumin seeds/jeera – 1 tsp

Cinnamon – ½ inch piece

Green cardamom – 2

Salt – to taste

Oil – 1 tsp



  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add cloves, jeera, cinnamon, peppercorns, cardamoms and fry for 2 minutes till a nice aroma comes.
  2. Add the green chili, ginger-garlic paste and onions. Fry till onions become soft.
  3. Add the corn and rajma and fry for a minute.
  4. Add the biryani masala, tomato puree, mint and coriander leaves, paneer and give a good mix.
  5. Then add the drained rice (do not discard the water, we will use the same water for cooking the rice) and with a gentle hand combine well. Fry for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Transfer them to a bowl good enough to pressure cook the rice. If using rice cooker, you may do all the cooking directly in the rice cooker.
  7. Add the drained water obtained from soaking the rice, salt to taste.
  8. Pressure cook for about 4-5 whistles. Remove from heat and let it rest for about 15 minutes.
  9. Remove and serve hot!!


  1. You may add garam masala powder instead of biryani masala.IMG_3188

  One Response to “Rajma and Corn Pulao”


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