Black Eyed Beans (Peas, Lobia) Recipe by Manjula

Today I will be making black eyed beans. This is also known as lobia or chawalie. It makes a very delicious main dish. Black eyed beans is very nutritious and high in protein. This is a basic recipe and very easy to make. This recipe will serve 4. For this recipe we need: 1 cup of black eye beans or black eyed beans Which I already soaked for an hour. It should be soaked at least for one hour, As you see, it has doubled in volume. 2 tablespoons of oil 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds (jeera) Pinch of asafoetida (hing) 1 tablespoon of coriander powder (dhania) 1 tablespoon of shredded ginger (adrak) 1/4 teaspoon of red chilli powder 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric (haldi) 1/4 teaspoon of mango powder (amchoor) 1/4 teaspoon of garam masala 1 medium size tomato, chopped. For garnishing, few wedges of lemon. And 2 whole green chillies. First I will make the spice paste. This way when you add the spices to hot oil it prevents from burning. Coriander powder Red chilli powder Ginger Turmeric And about 2 tablespoons of water. And just mix it together. Paste is ready. Wait few seconds. And first I am going to fry the green chillies. And I have already made slit in them. Chillies are ready. As you see it has changed the color and you can see they are fried. It will take about a minute. Now I will add the cumin seeds. And asafoetida. And spice mix. And add the black eyed beans. And about 3 cups of water. And 1 teaspoon of salt, which I forgot. Now close the pressure cooker. And after pressure cooker starts steaming we will lower the heat to medium. And let it cook for about 8 minutes. Pressure cooker has started steaming. So I will lower the heat to medium and cook for about 8 minutes. This has been about 8 minutes. So I will turn off the heat. And wait till all the steam has escaped before I open the pressure cooker. All the steam from the pressure cooker has escaped. So I will open the pressure cooker. Black eyed beans are looking good. Very tender. So I will just mix this and just press some of the black eyed beans. So it gives little thickness to the gravy. It looks nice. Going to add the tomatoes. Amchoor And garam masala Mix it well. Cover it. So with the heat tomatoes will get tender. Black eyed beans are looking great and taste great. This is a very nutritious and delicious dish. You can serve this with roti, any bread or with rice. I like to garnish this with lemon wedges and fried green chilli. This makes it a nice presentation. And if you like hot like me, you can bite the green chilli. Fresh lemon juice, always gives a nice tangy taste. Thank you. Till we meet again, check out more recipes on


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