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6 November, 2015

LOBIA/BLACK EYED BEANS CURRY

Posted in : main course, north indian curry on by : nrdubey Tags: , ,

About Recipe

Lobia or small kidney beans curry is a healthy and testy dish. This  recipe is very simple to make, even beginners can cook this. This recipe goes well with any type of bread or rice. In this I have used punjabi garam masala but u can use any type of curry masala.

Soaking time – 4-5 hours

Cooking time – 35 mins

Preparation time -5- 7 mins

Cuisine – north indian

Type – main course

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Ingredients

Measurement cup used 1 cup = 220 ml

Lobia – 1/2 cup

Onion – 2 medium (finely chopped)

Ginger – 1 inch (crushed or paste)

Garlic – 4 no (crushed or paste)

Cumin/jeera – ½ teas

Tomato – 1 (make paste)

Green chilly – 1 (chopped)

Red chilly powder – 1 tsp

Coriander powder – 1 -2  tsp

Turmeric powder – ½ tsp

Garam masala – ½ to 1 tsp

Water – 3-4 cups

Salt

Coriander leaves

Method

 

Soak the lobia for 4 to 5 hours or over night in enough water.

In a cooker take soaked lobia ,1 ½ cup of water,1/4 teas turmeric and salt, boil it for boiling after 1 whistle keep the flame low for 5-7 mins and then switch it off. (some time cooking time depend upon lobia’s quality)

Drain it and remove the boiled water. keep aside.

Heat oil in a kadai add cumin seeds, let crackle.

Add finely chopped onion and green chili, saute till onion gets translucent.

Add ginger and garlic, crush or paste.

Stir till raw smell goes off.

Add red chili, turmeric and coriander powder, stir for 4-5 seconds.

Add tomato puree, saute and stir till oil separates from the sides.

Add boiled and drained lobia.

Add 1 -1 1/2 cups of water.

Keep the flame over high and bring it to boil.

Now simmer the flame add garam masala and salt.

Put the lid and cook lobia for 5-7 mins over simmer.

After 5-7 mins open the lid and add chopped fresh coriander leaves , turn off the flame.

 Your gravy is ready, this can be served hot with rice or chapati

In Short

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Soak lobia for 4 to 5 hours in water

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Pressure cook it by adding water and salt (for pressure cooking after 1 whistle cook lobia over simmer for 5-7 mins)

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After boiling drain it

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Heat oil and add cumin seeds, let it  crackle nicely

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Add finely chopped onion and green chili, fry till translucent

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Add ginger and garlic (crushed or paste)

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Add red chili, coriander and turmeric powder, stir for 4-5 seconds

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add tomato paste

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Saute till oil separates

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Add boiled lobia

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Add 1  cup to  1 1/2  cups of water

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Bring it to boil

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Add garam masala

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Add salt

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Cover with the lid and cook over simmer for 5-7 mins

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After 7 mins open the lid add fresh coriander leaves and turn off the flame

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