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Rajma Curry with Light Red Kidney Beans

About 10% of Colorado dry bean production is light red kidney beans. Colleen Ferreira made this delicious Rajma Curry, starring light red kidney beans!

Rajma Curry with Light Red Kidney Beans

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In some Indian cultures, Rajma means kidney beans. This recipe features Colorado grown light red kidney beans in a warming winter curry that’s created right in your Crockpot. – Colleen


  • 1 cup dry light red kidney beans, soaked overnight

  • 1 14-oz. can diced tomatoes

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 1 tbsp curry powder** (see notes)

  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste

  • 3 cups vegetable broth

  • 1 diced green chili (optional, but highly recommended)

  • Rice, for serving

  • Cilantro, for serving (optional)


  • Drain your soaked beans. Boil the beans in salted water until cooked – about 2 hours.
  • Put your Crockpot on the high setting. Toss in the cooked beans and all other ingredients.
    Stir everything and close the Crockpot. Cook on low for 6 – 8 hours.
  • Mash up half the beans in the crockpot with a potato masher, creating a creamy texture for the curry.
  • Serve over rice with cilantro.

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  • **Use an Indian curry powder of your choice, or you can create your own: 2 tsp garam masala + 1 tsp turmeric powder + 1/2 tsp coriander powder + 1/2 tsp cumin powder

Have you tried Lasagna Beans with light red kidney beans, yet? We highly recommend whipping up a batch to enjoy with family and friends!


  1. Saw this”Rajma Curry” on TV mentioned an Indian spice blend that would be listed in recipe?? I don’t see it and I think that would be an important flavor component?

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