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LOBIA MASALA / BLACK EYED PEAS CURRY

LOBIA MASALA / BLACK EYED PEAS CURRY

Preethi Prasad
Delicious lip smacking curry that makes an amazing accompaniment with any flatbread or Rice.It is a easy recipe .
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Accompaniment, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4

Equipment

  • 1 Pressure Cooker
  • 2 Heavy Bottom Pan
  • 1 Spatula

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Cup Boiled Lobia / Black eyed peas
  • 1 Inch Fresh Ginger finely chopped
  • 2 Nos Green Chillies finely chopped
  • 6 Nos Garlic finely minced
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato Puree(Home made)
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 Tsp Kashmiri Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Tikka Masala
  • 1/4 Tsp Jeera / Cumin Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Finely chopped fresh Coriander
  • 1 Tsp Jeera / Cumin
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric
  • 1/4 Tsp Ajwain / Carom seeds
  • 2 Tsp Oil

Instructions
 

  • Soak the black eyed peas / lobia for 2 hours or overnight.
  • In a pressure cooker add the soaked black eyed peas / lobia , 2 cups of water and a pinch of turmeric. Pressure cook upto 3 whistles.
  • Once the pressure is released , open the lid .It should be soft and mashable.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan. Add jeera and ajwain. Add chopped green chilli, finely chopped ginger and minced garlic and saute for a few seconds until you get the aroma.
  • Add kashmiri chilli powder , jeera powder ,garam masala , tikka masala and mix well until the masala is nicely cooked and oil starts to leave the sides.
  • Now add the tomato puree . Cook until the raw smell is gone for about 7-8 minutes.
  • Add boiled lobia / black eyed peas and salt Mix well. Let is simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add milk and keep stirring continuously on low flame for 3 minutes.
  • The gravy starts to thicken .
  • Turn off the heat. Garnish with fresh coriander .
  • Serve with any flatbread or rice.
  • Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Notes

  1. Adding carom seeds or ajwain gives a nice taste to the curry. Do not Skip it.
  2. If you don't have tikka masala you can skip it.
  3. You can 1/2 Tsp Coarse garam masala and 1/2 tsp Fine garam masala if you wish to. I have only added fine garam masala as my family loves it that way.
  4. You can boil the black eyes peas in advance and then making this curry is super quick
  5. Add the chilli powder and green chilli as per your spice tolerance.
  6. Green chilli used here is mildly spicy.
Keyword ALSANDE CURRY, BLACK EYED PEAS CURRY, INDIANCUISINE, LOBIA MASALA, VEGETARIAN