Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Black-Eyed Beans Masala (Lobiya)

I started cooking Lobiya after marriage because my husband love it. I make this in Tomatoes and Onion gravy with hint of garlic. Lobiya masala goes well with rice so sometimes here its just Rice and Lobiya masala for dinner. Hope you enjoy the simple and tasty recipe.


  • 1/2 cup soaked Lobiya for 5-6 hours
  • 1 chopped Onion
  • 2 chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1 Green Chilli chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry fenugreen leaves (Kasuri Methi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chaat Masala                
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin Seeds or Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fennel Seeds
  • 5-6 Curry Leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Coriander
  • 2 tablespoon Oil
  • Lime Juice
  • Salt to taste


Pressure cook soaked Lobiya take 2-3 whistel or till it get cooked. Heal oil in pan add cumin seeds, ginger garlic paste, curry leaves, green chillies and chopped onion sauté till onions gets golden brown in colour than add chopped tomatoes and saute till oil get separates. Add coriander powder, chilli powder, garam masala, chaat masala, fennel powder and cook for 2-3 minutes or till onion and tomatoes look like a paste. Now add boiled lobiya, reduce the flame and cook for 5-67 minutes. Garnish with fresh coriander and add lime juice before serving.

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