Lobia Masala Curry Recipe (Black Eye Bean Curry)
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 2
Lobia curry recipe - A traditional recipe of black-eyed peas cooked in onion tomato gravy with indian spices.
  • Lobia/black eye peas : 1/2 cup, unboiled
  • Onion : 1/2 cup, diced
  • Tomato : 1/2 cup, puree
  • Oil : 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds / Jeera: 1 tsp
  • Bay leaf / tejpatta : 1 leaf
  • Cinnamon: 1 small piece
  • Green chilies : 1 piece, slit
  • Ginger : 1 tsp, paste
  • Garlic : 1 tsp, paste
  • Red chili powder : 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin powder : 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder :1 tsp
  • Salt : 1 1/2 tsp or to taste
  • Kasuri methi / dry fenugreek: 1 tbsp crushed
Pre Preparation
  1. Soak the lobia over night or about 4-5 hrs.
  2. Once the lobia is soaked boil it in presser cooker for about 3 whistle.
  3. Diced the onion and puree the tomato and keep aside.
  4. Make the paste of ginger and garlic.
To make lobia masala curry
  1. In a pan heat oil and add bay leaves, cumin seeds, cinnamon and cook for about half min.
  2. Then add ginger and garlic paste and saute for a min.
  3. Once ginger and garlic is sauteed add onion and cook for about 2 min or till onion sweats.
  4. Then add tomato puree and cook till it oozes out oil.
  5. Now add dry Indian spices like turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin powder and cook for a min and then add slit green chili also.
  6. Once all the masala blend well with each other then add boiled lobia. Stir well.
  7. Mash a tbsp of lobia beans and add in the gravy.
  8. When lobia blend well with masala then at the end add garam masala and salt to this sabji. Mix well.
  9. At the end add kasuri methi and mix well and serve hot.
  10. Serve this delicious lobia masala curry with hot chappati, roti or paratha.
Recipe by WeRecipes at https://werecipes.com/lobia-masala-curry-recipe-black-eyed-bean-curry/