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Lobia Curry

by Vandy M
 

Lobia curry (black eye beans curry) is an aromatic, medium spicy curry from northern part of India. This is a flavorful curry which can be enjoyed during lunch or dinner.

 

Recipe

        Serving:                       4

        Cooking Time:            40-45 Mins

        Complexity:                Medium

        Taste:                          Spicy

Ingredients

Item Quantity
Lobia (Black eye beans) 1 cup
Onion paste 1/2 cup
Tomato puree 1 cup
Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon
Bay leaf 1 piece
Cinnamon 1 inch
Cloves whole 3-4 pieces
Black pepper whole 4-5 pieces
Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon
Chaat masala 1/2 teaspoon
Chopped cilantro 2 tablespoons
Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander powder 2 teaspoons
Garam masala powder    1 teaspoon
Heeng 1 pinch
Red chili powder 1/2 teaspoon
Chopped green chilies 1 teaspoon
Salt 1 teaspoon
Vegetable oil 3 tablespoons

 

Preparation

Soak 1 cup Lobia (black eye beans) in 3 cups of water over 8 hours.

Cooking
  • Step 1

Put soaked Lobia in a pressure cooker and add 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Cook for 10-15 mins. Make sure Lobia cooks well otherwise cook a little bit more.

Once Lobia cooks well, filter Lobia out but don’t throw water out, because we are going to use in one of our next steps.

  • Step 2

Put 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil in pan and add cumin seeds, heeng and all whole spices, and saute for a min.

  • Step 3

Add onion paste and ginger-garlic paste and sauté for 3-4 mins. Make sure onion paste turn golden brown.

  • Step 4

Add all dry spices (except garam masala and chaat masala) and salt into mixture and sauté for a min. Add tomato puree and mix well. Let this mixture cook for 4-5 mins in medium heat. Make sure oil separates out.

  • Step 5

Add boiled Lobia beans into mixture of step 4, and mix together. Add leftover water of step 1 and salt. Cover pan and let mixture cook for 4-5 mins in medium heat.

You need to make sure consistency of mixture, add extra water if needed.

  • 6Step

Once gravy is thick, add garam masala, chaat masala and chopped cilantro. in it.

Stop the heat and your Lobia Curry is ready to serve.

Serving

Serve hot Lobia Curry on a bowl, with garnishing of green chopped coriander.

Serve delicious Lobia Curry with roti, naan, pooris or rice.

 

Lobia curry (black eye beans curry) is an aromatic, medium spicy curry from northern part of India. This is a flavorful curry which can be enjoyed during lunch or dinner.

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