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Lobia Curry [Black-eyed Beans Curry] and Award

Black-eyed beans are also called black-eyed peas and Lobia in Hindi. It originally belongs to Africa. They are rich in soluble fiber, which helps to eliminate cholesterol from the body. They are also high in potassium and low in sodium, therefore help in reduce blood pressure. They are also good source of folate, copper, phosphorous and manganese.


Black eyed beans [Lobia] - 1.5 cup
Onion - 1 large
Tomato - 1.5 medium
Ginger-garlic paste - 1tsp [optional]
Green chillies - 1 large [optional]
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
Asafoetida [hing]- 2 dashes

Dry Spices Powder

Turmeric powder - 1.5 tsp
Corriander powder [dhania]- 1.5 tsp
MDH Garam Masala - 1 tsp
MDH Kitchen King Masala - 1 tsp
MDH Kashmiri Mirch - 1tsp
Canola oil - 3 tbsp

For garnishing

Few sprigs of cilantro
Lime juice [optional]

Soak the beans overnight and pressure cook with 3 cups of water, maybe 2-3 whistles. Release the pressure and keep the boiled beans aside [keep in mind that you don't want to over cook it at this point as I…


Thank you Sangiof Simply Delicious for passing this Fabulous Blog Award...My blog is fabulous because my readers are Fabulous !

I want to pass this award to Yasmeen of Health Nut, Dipti of DipsKitchen, Priti of Indian Khana


I want to thank Sanghi of Sanghi's Food Delight for passing me Gold Friend Award!!!! I congratulate you for reaching 100th post !!!! wish you good luck and may you keep posting wonderful recipes

I have been TAGGED :)

Dipti of Dipskitchen has tagged me with the following questions.....Thank you Dipti for remembering me :)

Nutritious Mango Lassi [Mango-Yogurt Drink] and Awards

Mango Lassi is a very popular yogurt based drink in India. It is mostly enjoyed in hot months of May,June and July.

Adding Walnuts to lassi makes it more nutritious. Walnuts are good source of alpha-linolenic acid [ALA], an essential omega-3 fatty acid.

Mango is an excellent source of vitamin A and C. Helps in developing immune system, vision and bone growth


Mango - choose ripe mangoes or store bought mango pulp
Honey or table sugar or brown sugar
Rose water - few drops to get the fragrance
Water - to adjust consistency


Combine 3 parts yogurt and 1 part mango pulp and rest of the ingredients and blend them in a mixer. Adjust for sweetness and consistency and its ready to be served. Generally, it is served chilled with crushed ice. Enjoy !!!

Read more about Mango and Walnut


Dear friends, I am so honored to receive three awards in the past week.....I am sooo thankful to my blog buddies for showering their love and confidence in me. I …