Punjabi-Style Lobia Recipe | Black Eyed Beans CurryRecipe | How to make Black Eyed Peas Curry
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian
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Serves: 2
A nutritious black-eyed peas curry made with onion, tomatoes, and Indian spices.
  • Black-eyed peas – 1 cup, soaked overnight
  • Onion – 1 medium, finely chopped
  • Tomato - 1 medium, finely chopped
  • Green chilies – 3, chopped
  • Garlic – 8 cloves, finely crushed
  • Ginger – ½ inch piece, finely crushed
  • Cumin seeds – ¾ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Kashmiri red chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Chole Masala – 1 tbsp (Recipe here)
  • Garam Masala – ⅓ tsp
  • Kasoori Methi – 1 tsp, roasted and crushed
  • Salt – to taste
  • Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp, finely chopped
  • Oil – 3 tbsp
  • Water – 1 and ½ cup
  1. Prep the ingredients.
  2. For preparing the black-eyed beans or lobia, wash them, rinse them and soak them in enough water overnight. Drain the lobia when ready to cook the lobia curry.
  3. Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds and allow them to crackle.
  4. Add the onion and sauté it till it turns golden.
  5. Add the green chilies, garlic, and ginger. Sauté till the raw smell goes away.
  6. Add the tomato and cook till it turns soft and the oil begins to separate.
  7. Add the spices; turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chili powder, coriander powder, chole masala, and garam masala. Mix well and sauté for a few seconds.
  8. Add the black-eyed peas or lobia and cook it well along with the spices for 6-7 minutes. Sprinkle some water when the mixture gets dry.
  9. The oil separates again.
  10. Add water and salt. Pressure cook for 2-3 whistles till the black-eyed beans are done.
  11. When the pressure gets released, open the cooker. Take 3-4 tbsp of beans in a bowl and mash them. It will thicken the curry.
  12. Add the mashed beans back to the cooker along with kasoori methi. Bring the curry to a boil and let it simmer for a couple of minutes.
  13. Finish the lobia curry by adding chopped coriander leaves.
  14. Lobia curry is ready. Serve hot with white rice and a lemon wedge. Enjoy!
Recipe by Flavouroma.com at https://flavouroma.com/punjabi-style-lobia-black-eyed-beans-curry-recipe/