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Tangy Lobia Curry – Tangy Black Eyed Bean Curry

Author Puja

Ingredients

  • Cowpeas/Lobia/Black eyed beans - 1 cup
  • Ingredients for Masala
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Onions - 2 roughly sliced
  • Tomato - 2 roughly sliced
  • Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Ingredients for Gravy
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp optional
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Lime Juice - 1 tsp
  • Green chilli - 1-2 crushed
  • Coriander leaves - handful finely chopped
  • Salt - to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash the cowpeas in running water and soak in enough water for 2-3 hours.
  2. Pressure cook until soft. (It should not get mashaed)
  3. Method to make masala
  4. In a kadai/pan add oil and saute onions till they start changing in colour.
  5. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute until the raw smell goes off.
  6. Add tomatoes and saute till the tomatoes gets cooked and mushy.
  7. Turn off the flame and let it cool down.
  8. Grind this mixture to a smooth paste by adding little water.
  9. Method to make Gravy
  10. In the same kadai,add oil and saute the masala paste for 1-2 minutes.
  11. Add turmeric powder, pepper powder, garam masala powder and salt to taste.
  12. Add the cooked lobia along with a cup of water and bring it to boil.
  13. Simmer for 4-5 minutes or until the curry thickens.
  14. Add coriander leaves,lime juice and switch off the flame.