Lobia-Vegan black-eyed bean curry

"Lobia is a delicious, vegan and gluten-free, black-eyed bean curry from India. A great protein-rich option for vegans and vegetarians."
-- @greenbowl2soul
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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 30mins
Serves or Makes: 4

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  • 1 cups dry blackeyed beans
  • 1 large red onion
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • one small piece of ginger
  • 2 green chilies
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cloves
  • 4 black pepper corns
  • 2 black cardamom
  • 1/2 tablespoons coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoons red chili powder
  • 1 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Salt as per taste
  • Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing


  • Step 1

    Wash and soak the beans in water for 7-8 hours or overnight.

  • Step 2

    After 7-8 hours, add the beans, and around 4 cups of water in a pressure cooker and cook till 4-5 whistles. Use the same water in which beans were soaked to cook it. If that water is not enough, add more normal water.

  • Step 3

    Grind onion, garlic, and ginger in a grinder to make a paste. Take the paste out in a bowl and keep aside. In the same grinder, make a paste of tomatoes and green chilies.

  • Step 4

    Heat oil in a wok and add all the whole spices to it. Saute for a few seconds till the spices become fragrant and then add the onion paste and salt. Cook for around 12-15 minutes or till the onion paste becomes golden brown.

  • Step 5

    In a bowl mix all the spice powder with around 2 tablespoons of water and add it to the onion paste. Saute for around a minute and then add in the tomato paste. Cook for around 7-8 minutes till the tomato paste gets nicely cooked and changes color to bright red.

  • Step 6

    Once the tomatoes are nicely cooked add boiled beans and water to the wok. Mix well and cook for around 8-10 minutes on medium flame.

  • Step 7

    Finally add garam masala and coriander leaves, mix, and cover the pan. Cook the curry for another minute before switching off the gas.

  • Step 8

    Serve hot with Indian bread or rice.

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