Thursday, 19 April 2012

Black Eyed Beans (lobia recipe)

  • 100 gm black eyed beans (lobia)
  • 2 tomato
  • 1"inch ginger
  • 1 green chilly
  • 2 tbsp oil 
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • A pinch of asafetida (hing)
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp red chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp dry mango powder (amchoor)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • Salt taste
  • Water
  • Garnish: chopped coriander leaves
  1. Wash and soak black eyed beans for 3-4 hrs.
  2. Mix salt, turmeric powder, black eyed beans and 1 glass of water in a cooker.Cook on high flame till first whistle.Cook it for another 6-7 mins on low flame.
  3. Grind green chilly, tomato and ginger .
  4. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and asafetida. When cumin seeds splutter add tomato paste and cook till oil separates.
  5. Add all the dry masalas (coriander powder,dry mango powder,red chilly powder,cumin powder) mix well and cook for 1-2 mins.
  6. Mix this masala in the cooked black eyed beans. Mix nicely. Add water according to the curry consistency.
  7. Cook till it boils and for another 5-6 mins on low flame.
  8. Add garam masala, mix well.
  9. Before serving garnish it with chopped coriander leaves.
  10. Black eyed beans are ready to serve with rice and roti.

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