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Punjabi Lobia Masala Recipe, How to make Lobia Masala Curry | Black Eyed Bean Curry

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Lobia Masala Curry Recipe - A traditional punjabi recipe of lobia masala are cooked in onion-tomato based gravy with Indian spices. It is a flavorful and creamy staple food every Punjabi grew up.

For a long time I wanted to post this punjabi recipe of lobia masala or lobia curry recipe, but was not able too. This is personally mine and my family favorite dish, so this is prepared in our lunch menu or sometimes dinner menu with rice or roti atleast weekly or bi-weekly.

This black-eyed peas known as lobia in Hindi language or we punjabi called lobia or rawayi are small white seeds with a dark spot resembling to eye. Hence the name black-eyed. It is also known as chawli. Lobia curry is best served with jeera rice or simple roti or with any Indian bread
This is very simple and healthy dish prepared with black eyed beans cooked with onion-tomato based gravy and Indian Spices

I have learn't this curry recipe from my mother. Her recipes are always easy and simply made with basic ingredients which is easily available in our Indian kitchen. 

The lobia masala recipe that I am sharing today has been prepared in traditional punjabi way. 
Let's start the procedure of how to make this simple and yummy dish of lobia masala with step-by-step process.

Preparation time : 35 mins [Soak Time : 30 minutes]
Cook time : 25 mins
Recipe Type : Main Dish
Cuisine : Punjabi, North-Indian
Total time : 1 hour

Ingredients :

Black Eyed beans / Lobia - 1 cup
Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/4 tsp (according to your taste)
Garam Masala Powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Finely chopped Coriander Leaves - 2 springs for garnishing
Oil - 2 tbsp

For the masala :

Roughly Chopped Onion - 2 nos
Roughly Chopped Medium size tomatoes - 3 nos
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 1 or 2 no [optional]

Preparation Method :

1. First clean and wash the lobia 2-3 times with water. Then soaked the black eyed bean for 1/2 an hour and drain it. Keep it aside.

2. Make masala for curry - Grind the chopped onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic paste in a mixer grinder. Add little bit water in between to make masala.

 3. Heat a oil in a cooker, add above onion-tomato curry masala. Saute for few minutes. Add all spices coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt, saute in a low flame till the masala is cooked. When masala is leaving oil in around, it means your masala is cooked.
4. Toss drained black eyed beans in masala and add 5 cups(approx.) of water in it and mix well.
Pressure cook the lobia with until done. Give 1 whistle in a high flame, then reduce the flame in low mode and cook for 15 min.

5. Now open the pressure cooker, adjust salt if it is required. Add Garam masala powder and chopped coriander leaves and if the curry is not thick, reduce the curry to giving 1-2 boils in a high flame.

6. Punjabi Lobia Masala is ready to eat. Serve hot with rice, chapatti, lachha paratha and butter naan.

Happy Cooking & Enjoy !!

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  1. I have to try out this one for sure Jolly.. We get to see this beans here a lot in super markets.. Let me see.. It looks delicious..

  2. Tjis is a awesome curry...a must try recipe...i ve lot of lobia left with me...i ll definitely try your recipe

  3. love this punjabi lobia masala..perfect!!

  4. wow..this is my all time favorite. Looks so flavorful and delicious! 

  5. This looks delicious thanks a lot for posting such a wonderful recipe…

  6. This recipe looks awesome. I have never tried lobia in punjabi style....will try it soon