Rajma Burrito | Red Kidney Bean Burrito

a protein packed Mexican dish using tortilla & red kidney bean aka rajma with Indian touch 

What is Kidney beans (red colored) aka Rajma ?

The name of this lentil is due to the visual resemblance in shape and color to a kidney. The red varieties of this kidney beans are called as Rajma in Hindi and mostly used in India although there are other variety of colors and patterns including white, cream, black, red, purple, spotted, striped and mottled. These are a major source of plant based protein and pack a number of health benefits. These are also rich in various minerals, vitamins, fibers, antioxidants and other unique plant compounds. Therefore these beans can aid weight loss, promote colon health, moderate blood sugar levels. 

What type of dishes one can make using these beans ?

For an Indian, Rajma masala gravy with onion-tomato masala is one of the most comfort food. Along with a bowl of steamed rice this is a great combo. Apart from this one can make soup, snacks using these red kidney beans. Today’s recipe is a Mexican dish using rajma as Rajma Burrito or Red Kidney Bean Burrito.

Burrito means :

    These are the tortilla wraps with a filling from Mexican cuisine. Burritos are quick and easy tummy satisfying option which comes in a handy wrap. 

    Rajma Burrito in details :

      Here the wrap is the wheat flour tortilla. I have used the store bought ones. The filling is a mixture of red kidney beans with some Indian spice powders. The tortilla is first smeared with some mayonnaise, tomato sauce and then the rajma mixture is placed in the center of the tortilla. Finally some shredded veggies like carrot, cabbage, tomato, onions are topped and then the tortilla is rolled into a cylindrical shape. After that one can serve it as it is or by cutting into halves. Even also after rolling the tortilla can be lightly grilled to soften a bit. I prefer to slightly warm both the sides of the tortilla before just before using for wrap. Particularly the spreads here one can use as desired.

      Serving suggestion :

        These wraps are so nutritious with the goodness of rajma or red kidney beans inside. For kids lunch box or as an after school snack these are so perfect to satisfy them. Also while in a hurry this rajma wrap is so quick to assemble and have as a lip smacking breakfast or snack. So do try this protein packed Mexican dish with Indian touch !

        The event related to this post :

        Well for current month the event ‘A to Z Recipe Challenge‘ has come up with the alphabet ‘K‘. That means, there must be a recipe post having the main ingredient name starting with alphabet K. So I opted K for ‘Kidney Bean’ and have prepared Kidney bean Burrito / Rajma Burrito.

        : Recipe Card :

        Rajma Burrito / Red Kidney Bean Burrito

        Rajma Burrito / Red Kidney Bean Burrito


        prep time: 15 Mcook time: 10 Mtotal time: 25 M

        a protein packed Mexican dish using tortilla & red kidney bean aka rajma with Indian touch


        • Whole wheat tortilla 2-3 no.
        • Kidney beans (rajma) (boiled) 1 cup
        • Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
        • Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
        • Red chili powder 1 tsp
        • Coriander powder 1 tbsp
        • Onion (finely sliced) few
        • Cabbage (finely chopped) few
        • Carrot (finely shredded) few
        • Tomato (finely sliced) few
        • Tomato sauce for spreading
        • Mayonnaise for spreading
        • Salt as needed
        • Oil 2 tsp


        How to cook Rajma Burrito / Red Kidney Bean Burrito

        1. Heat oil in a pan.
        2. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for few seconds.
        3. Next add turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chili powder and saute over low flame for few seconds.
        4. Then add all the boiled rajma, salt and mix well.
        5. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of water and cook over a low-medium flame for 2-3 minutes, stirring in between.
        6. Turn off heat and keep aside the mixture to cool.
        7. At the time of serving, heat a flat pan.
        8. Place a tortilla over the pan and warm up from both sides.
        9. Transfer to a plate.
        10. Spread mayonnaise and tomato sauce evenly over the tortilla.
        11. Put 2-3 tbsp of the rajma mixture in the middle, top it with the chopped onion-carrot-tomato-cabbage.
        12. Then roll the tortilla tightly and serve as it is or by cutting into two halves.


        The spreads and sauces in this rajma burritos can be of different flavor as desired.

        Rajma, Red kidney beans, Mexican snack, Vegetarian Snack,

        Snack, Burrito, Vegetarian,


        Did you make this recipe?

        Tag @firsttimercook on instagram and hashtag it #firsttimercook

        You may also follow me on FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+Instagram and can subscribe for free to get new recipes directly into your inbox 😊

        PIN for later :



        Hey there !

        Myself Sasmita, a techie turns to a food blogger which is reflected in this space.

        Recommended Recipes


        1. Mayuri Patel

          My family's all time favorite is a veg filled burrito with beans and corn. I sometimes add some rice too. Like your salad filling, and a great way to get kids to enjoy some salad. Beautiful clicks Sasmita.

        2. Shobha

          I love burritos. This is a very nice filling with Indian flavours.

        3. Priya Iyer

          Oh wow! The Kidney Bean Burrito looks so good!

          I love burritos and Mexican food in general. Will definitely be trying this out some time.

        4. mildly indian

          School lunches often for me are wraps and burritos and I am glad to see another option.Do you have another option for Mayo and one of my kid is not mayo friendly.

          1. Sasmita

            Yes Seema, you can use some hung curd instead of Mayo. ALso you can mix some other flavor to the hung curd and use as a spread.

        5. Sujata Roy

          Burritos looks awesome. Spreading mayo and sauce, salad and spicy rajma wow I can imagine the taste and flavour. Great share.

        6. Rafeeda AR

          Your clicks are making me want to grab a couple of them for lunch… Super filling! I love rajma and this is surely a delicious way to enjoy it…

        7. Vanitha

          A complete and delicious meal I may say dear!Love burritos and this one with veggies too along with rajma looks and sounds so tempting! Awesome share dear!

        8. Narmadha

          Burrito is full of flavors and looks too tempting and inviting. Beautiful presentation and wish to grab a piece from screen

        9. Swati

          Wholesome and nutritious Rajma Burrito, looks so delicious dear!! Prefect for kids lunchboxes or a quick meal. wonderful share!!

        10. Kalyani

          After RED pasta, this is one more sunday favourite for the kids. a protein packed dish and wonderful snack on the go … beautifully captured, Sasmita…

        11. Poonam Bachhav

          Red kidney bean burrito sounds absolutely delicious Sasmita ! Protein packed and filling lunch box option. Loved the addition of salad veggies too.

        12. Vidya Narayan

          Quite filling, loaded with kidney beans and vegetables makes it a hearty meal or snack. Ideal lunch box treat too.

        13. JollyHomemadeRecipes

          Me and my family are a big fan of burritos. This looks so scrumptious, my mouth is watering as I want it right now. Perfect snack for evening breakfast.

        14. Geetha

          Sasmita, burrito with kidney beans sounds absolutely delish and healthy. This is a great option to enjoy this protein rich beans which otherwise is underrated by my family members! Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe.

        15. Paarul Mehta

          I love burritos. This one is a favorite combination with kidney beans and veggies makes it a filling treat.

        Leave a Reply

        Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *