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 like to pressure cook it once again when the curry is ready]

Heat oil in the pressure cooker, add cumin seeds and let it crackle. Now add chopped onions, fry them till they are translucent. Add ginger-garlic paste [sometimes i don't add this] and fry

Reduce the heat add dry spices powder dissolved in water and immediately add chopped tomatoes and fry it on medium till the paste gets mushy and starts leaving oil [adding water to dry spices powder prevents it from getting burnt]

Mash around 2 tbsp of boiled beans and add it to the tomato-onion paste and mix it well [adding mashed beans provides thickness to the gravy]

Now add all of the boiled beans, mix it well and add water depending on the consistency of the gravy. Adjust for spices and pressure cook for 1 whistle only and release the pressure [ the reason I pressure cook it again is that I want the spices to infuse with the beans]

Garnish with cilantro and and lime juice before serving !!
I am sending this recipe to the following events:

My Legume Love Affair, Fifteenth Helping started by Susan.

Food for 7 stages of life - Pregnancy [Zero Hour] by Radhika of Sourashtra Kitchen and Sudeshna of Cook Like A Bong

Award Time !!

Priya of Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes has passed yum yum blog award and giant bear hug award, Thank you so much !!! I am passing this award to all of my readers !!!


lubnakarim06 said…
Wow..that's an yum and healthy curry...simple too..Congrats on the awards...
Suparna said…
Hi Renu,
Congratulation on the awards!
The curry looks tasty, superb snap.
Deepti said…
healthy n tasty recipe...congrats on the awards.
I love lobia...congrats on the awards..
congrats.....Nice event recipe
Parita said…
Curry looks lovely..would love to have this with some rice :)
Congrats on your awards!
Unknown said…
Very healthy & tasty recipe. Congrats on your well deserving award.
Priya Suresh said…
Healthy and tasty Lobia Renu...COngrats on ur awards..
Saritha said…
I love this curry.

Congrats on the awards
Anonymous said…
nice curry
s said…
your blog is simply superb...great pics and excellent recipes
Sushma Mallya said…
Gravy looks delicious and loved the colour of it....U got a nice blog...keep it going renu...take care
Abhilash said…
beans curry looks prfect...

Good picture...

this is really a good healthy recipe...
Indrani said…
Lobia curry looks yumm.....awards are falling like a rain in the blogosphere...congrats & wd like to share some awards with u..pl. pick up from my blog
Chitra said…
Looks nice and congrats on ur awards ..
hi renu .. came here following a comments thread..
wow.. you have a lovelyspace here...
Will visit often

do sneak a peek in my blog when time permits..
radha said…
Came here from Passionate about life n spice. I think the lobia curry looks delicious.
Shilpi said…
yum yum yummyyyyy....well deserve award