by Pallavi Purani

Lobia/Black Eyed Pea Curry

I feel lobia is a really under-appreciated lentil. I hardly see any use of it in the kitchens now a days. In fact many of my friends use it to blind bake the tart shells.

Here is how it looks:

I am going to make a very simple curry using this beautiful smooth lentil that goes very well as a side dish.

You shall need: [Feeds 2-3.

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Lobia/Black Eyed Pea Curry
I feel lobia is a really under-appreciated lentil. I hardly see any use of it in the kitchens now a days. In fact many of my friends use it to blind bake the tart shells.
Course side dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
portion
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Black Eyed Pea Lobia / [ Washed and soaked overnight ....
  • 2 - 1/2 Cups water ....
  • 1 tomato ... . Plump [ Chopped
  • 1 Onion .... Medium [ Chopped
  • 1 Green Chilli .... [ Finely Chopped
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric Powder ... .
  • 1 Tsp Ginger Garlic paste ... .
  • 1/2 Tsp Chilly Red Powder ... .
  • Salt .
  • pinch asafoetida Hing /
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin Seeds ... .
  • 1 Tbsp Oil ... .
Course side dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
portion
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Black Eyed Pea Lobia / [ Washed and soaked overnight ....
  • 2 - 1/2 Cups water ....
  • 1 tomato ... . Plump [ Chopped
  • 1 Onion .... Medium [ Chopped
  • 1 Green Chilli .... [ Finely Chopped
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric Powder ... .
  • 1 Tsp Ginger Garlic paste ... .
  • 1/2 Tsp Chilly Red Powder ... .
  • Salt .
  • pinch asafoetida Hing /
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin Seeds ... .
  • 1 Tbsp Oil ... .
Instructions
  1. Boil the pre-soaked lentil in a pressure cooker with 2 cup water. 2 whistles on high flame and 2 whistles on low flame. Dont open until the steam has escaped.
  2. In a pan, heat oil. Add the hing, cumin and green chilly.
  3. Add the onions and sweat them.
  4. Now put in the tomatoes. Add a few tbsp water, reduce the flame to medium. Cover the lid and let it cook until the fat comes up [oil in this case.
  5. Add all the masala(s) and cook for 20 sec.
  6. Now add the lobia with the water it was cooked in.
  7. Cook it covered with a lid on medium flame for 5-7 min.
  8. Remove lid and let the water reduce to the level you like.
  9. Serve hot with chapati/bhakri/paratha.
Recipe Notes



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