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Rajma Waffles – Kidney Beans Waffles

In the realm of culinary experimentation, Rajma Waffles stand as a testament to the creative fusion of traditional Indian flavors with a modern twist. This unique recipe transforms the humble rajma (kidney beans) into a delightful and crispy waffle that is sure to tantalize your taste buds. To embark on this culinary adventure, you’ll need a cup of cooked rajma, which serves as the heart of the dish. Mashing the kidney beans is the first step, creating a base that binds the waffle together. In the mixing bowl, join forces with besan (gram flour), a versatile ingredient that not only adds a nutty essence but also contributes to the waffle’s crispy texture.

For a touch of tanginess and moisture, introduce four tablespoons of yogurt into the mix. This dairy delight complements the robust flavor of rajma, creating a harmonious balance. The vegetable brigade follows suit: finely chopped onions, tomatoes, and a handful of cilantro add both color and freshness to the batter. The aromatic dance continues with the addition of ginger-garlic paste, infusing the waffle with a warm and savory undertone. Spices take center stage, with cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric, and a dash of red chili powder, each playing a crucial role in elevating the overall flavor profile. A pinch of salt ties everything together, ensuring the perfect balance of seasoning. To achieve that coveted crispiness, baking soda joins the party, interacting with the besan to create a light and airy texture. A generous two tablespoons of oil add a hint of richness, enhancing the mouthfeel of each bite.

With the batter ready, it’s time to bring the waffle iron into action. A well-greased surface ensures a smooth release and golden brown perfection. Spoon the batter onto the preheated waffle iron, allowing it to spread evenly and cook to crispy perfection. The result? Rajma Waffles that boast a delightful contrast of textures—crispy on the outside, yet tender and flavorful on the inside. The amalgamation of spices, beans, and besan creates a symphony of flavors that pay homage to the traditional rajma while embracing the playful spirit of waffles. Serve these unique creations hot, perhaps accompanied by your favorite chutney or a dollop of yogurt. Rajma Waffles not only redefine the boundaries of conventional cuisine but also provide a delicious and inventive way to savor the essence of Indian flavors in a bite-sized, waffle-shaped delight.

Kidney Beans Waffles

A crispy fusion of traditional Indian rajma with besan, yogurt, and spices, redefining flavor in every bite.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Fusion, Indian
Keyword besan recipes, creative cooking, gram flour waffles, Indian fusion cuisine, kidney bean waffles, Rajma Waffles, savory waffle recipe, vegetarian waffle
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1 cup cooked rajma kidney beans, drained and mashed
  • 1 cup besan gram flour
  • 4 tbsp yogurt
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 small tomato chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp red chili powder adjust to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp oil for the batter plus extra for greasing the waffle iron


  • Preheat your waffle iron.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed rajma, besan, yogurt, chopped onion, tomato, cilantro, ginger-garlic paste, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt. Mix well.
  • Add baking soda to the batter and mix until well combined.
  • Grease the waffle iron with a bit of oil.
  • Spoon the batter onto the preheated waffle iron, spreading it evenly.
  • Close the waffle iron and cook until the waffles are golden brown and crisp.
  • Repeat with the remaining batter.
  • Serve the Rajma Waffles hot with your favorite chutney or yogurt on the side.



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