North Indian Rajma

This whole recipe can be prepared for less than $2/serving
thanks to our Co+op Basics Program!

This hearty dish from Northern India is delicious and filling, and it serves four for less than $2 a serving! 


  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 inch fresh ginger
  • 2 carrots
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 6 cups kidney beans
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 clove garlic, minced


  • Prepare rice and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Add turmeric and ginger, cooking until fragrant.
  • Add sliced carrots and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring often
  • Add tomatoes, beans, and salt to taste
  • Mix well and let simmer for 20 minutes
  • Turn off heat, add garam masala, and stir well. Serve over rice.