Black Eyed Peas Curry (lobia masala)
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Black Eyed Pea Curry (Lobia Masala)

Vegan, protein-packed and gluten-free Indian style Black Eyed Pea Curry (Lobia Masala) made with simple ingredients like onions, garlic, tomato puree and spiced with red chili powder, turmeric, coriander powder, garam masala, etc. This is the perfect recipe for dinner or lunch.

Black eyed peas curry (lobia masala)
Black eyed peas curry (lobia masala)

The good thing about this Black Eyed Pea Curry (lobia masala) is, they are very easy to make, delicious and itself is a complete meal. Personally, I love to have curries which are healthy and full of flavors. This recipe not only tastes great, but it makes me feel good too. This recipe is my family favorite I am sure it becomes your family favorite curry too.

This is my mom’s recipe, every time she makes this curry when we don’t want to eat lentils. In India, this curry is known as “lobia masala” in northern India or “Chawli” in some states.

Black eyed peas curry (lobia masala)
Black eyed peas curry (lobia masala)

The Black Eyed Pea Curry is-

  • Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Rich in fiber
  • High in protein
  • Good source of calcium and magnesium
  • Also great for stew, curries, and wraps

I always prefer to soak beans before using it in my recipes, it’s just better for digestion. I soaked black eyed peas for 2 to 3 hours before using in the recipe. If you don’t have time, you make them directly or also you can make this in instant pot. 

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Vegan, protein-packed and gluten-free Indian style Black Eyed Pea Curry made with simple ingredients. This recipe is my family favorite I am sure it becomes your family favorite curry too.

AuthorPalak SakiCategory, DifficultyIntermediate

Black eyed peas curry (lobia masala)

Yields3 Servings
Prep Time1 hrCook Time20 minsTotal Time1 hr 20 mins

Ingredients:-

 1 cup Dried Black Eyed Peas , soaked in water for about 1-2 hours
 2 cups Water
 1 tbsp Cooking Oil
 ½ tsp Cumin Seeds
 ¼ tsp Mustard Seeds (optional)
 ½ tsp Finely Chopped Garlic
 ½ cup Finely Chopped Onion
 1 tsp Finely Chopped Green Chili
 1 cup Fresh Tomato Puree or use canned tomatoes
 1 tsp Coriander Powder
 ¼ tsp Turmeric
 1 tsp Red Chili Powder or as per your taste
 ½ tsp Garam Masala
 Salt to taste
 Fresh Finely Chopped Cilantro
 Lemon Juice

Directions:-

1

For preparing the black-eyed beans or lobia, soak them in enough water for 1-2 hours or overnight. Drain when ready to cook the curry.

2

Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add mustard and cumin seeds and allow them to crackle.

3

Add the onion and sauté it till it turns golden.

4

Add the green chilies, garlic. Sauté till the raw smell goes away.

5

Add the tomato puree and cook until the oil begins to separate.

6

Add the spices; turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, and garam masala. Mix well and sauté for a few seconds.

7

Add the black-eyed peas or lobia and cook it well along with the spices for 6-7 minutes.

8

Add 2 cups of water and salt. Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles or till the black-eyed beans is done.

9

When the pressure gets released, open the cooker. Garnish with some cilantro/coriander and squeeze lemon juice on top.

10

Serve hot with white rice, chapatti, naan, or flatbread Enjoy!

Recipe Note:-

1 All the spices used in this curry you can get easily on any Indian grocery stores or any spice store.

2 Adjust the water consistency as per your preference.

3 I used soaked black eyed pea if you don’t have time for soaking, use canned and also can be made in instant pot.

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Black Eyed Peas Curry
Black Eyed Pea Curry

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 3


Amount Per Serving
Calories 131
% Daily Value *
Sodium 75mg4%
Potassium 485mg14%
Total Carbohydrate 24g8%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Protein 8g16%

Calcium 5.6%
Iron 18.6%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Ingredients

 1 cup Dried Black Eyed Peas , soaked in water for about 1-2 hours
 2 cups Water
 1 tbsp Cooking Oil
 ½ tsp Cumin Seeds
 ¼ tsp Mustard Seeds (optional)
 ½ tsp Finely Chopped Garlic
 ½ cup Finely Chopped Onion
 1 tsp Finely Chopped Green Chili
 1 cup Fresh Tomato Puree or use canned tomatoes
 1 tsp Coriander Powder
 ¼ tsp Turmeric
 1 tsp Red Chili Powder or as per your taste
 ½ tsp Garam Masala
 Salt to taste
 Fresh Finely Chopped Cilantro
 Lemon Juice

Directions

1

For preparing the black-eyed beans or lobia, soak them in enough water for 1-2 hours or overnight. Drain when ready to cook the curry.

2

Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add mustard and cumin seeds and allow them to crackle.

3

Add the onion and sauté it till it turns golden.

4

Add the green chilies, garlic. Sauté till the raw smell goes away.

5

Add the tomato puree and cook until the oil begins to separate.

6

Add the spices; turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, and garam masala. Mix well and sauté for a few seconds.

7

Add the black-eyed peas or lobia and cook it well along with the spices for 6-7 minutes.

8

Add 2 cups of water and salt. Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles or till the black-eyed beans is done.

9

When the pressure gets released, open the cooker. Garnish with some cilantro/coriander and squeeze lemon juice on top.

10

Serve hot with white rice, chapatti, naan, or flatbread Enjoy!

Black Eyed Pea Curry (Lobia Masala)

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