Kidney Beans and Rice, Rajma Chawal, pot in pot, by Spice Cravings. Kidney Beans and Rice or Indian "Rajma Chawal" combines Creamy beans with warm Indian spices cooked in an instant pot, served with brown rice. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty
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Kidney Beans and Brown Rice Pot-in-Pot | Instant Pot Rajma Chawal

Kidney Beans and Rice or Indian "Rajma Chawal" combines creamy beans with warm Indian spices cooked in an instant pot, served with brown rice.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Curry
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 309kcal
Author: Spice Cravings

Ingredients

Kidney Beans Curry (Rajma)

Brown Rice:

Instructions

  • Prep: If using dry kidney beans, rinse and soak them overnight. Drain them before use. Chop onions and crush ginger-garlic. You can do that by pulsing them together in a mini food processor. Puree tomatoes if using fresh.
  • Turn the Instant Pot on to SAUTE mode, adjust to more. Wait 30 seconds and add oil/ghee, cumin seeds and green chillies. When the cumin seeds begin to sizzle (a few seconds), add chopped onions and crushed ginger-garlic. Saute for 30 seconds. Add crushed tomatoes and all spices, saute for 30 seconds. Add drained kidney beans and water and stir.
    Kidney Beans and Rice, Instant pot, Pot in pot
  • Assemble rinsed brown rice, water, salt and oil/ghee in a small stainless steel or cooker safe bowl. Place trivet in inner pot, place rice bowl on top. Close lid, Valve set to sealing. Set Manual or Pressure Cook for 25 minutes, NPR (natural Pressure release).
    Kidney Beans and Rice, Instant pot, Pot in pot
  • Open lid after NPR, remove the rice. Garnish the Kidney Beans curry (Rajma) with chopped cilantro. Using a fork, fluff the rice in a bowl. You're done!
    Kidney Beans and Rice, Instant pot, Pot in pot

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Notes

If you are new to the Instant Pot, please read my FAQ on Instant Pot Terminology and Accessories to learn more.
Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates.  If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.

Nutrition

Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 965mg | Potassium: 522mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Vitamin C: 13.9mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 3.3mg