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Black Eyed Pea Curry (Lobia Masala)

Yields3 ServingsPrep Time1 hrCook Time20 minsTotal Time1 hr 20 mins

Black eyed peas curry (lobia masala)

 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
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!

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.