Friday 12 February 2010

Black eyed(Lobia) Beans in tomato gravy.

Black eyed beans (Lobia beans) - Black eyed beans cooked in a thick and rich spicy tomato gravy with an array of spices. A healthy and nutritious dish full of protein making an ideal accompaniment to rice or rotis.


2 cups dry black eyes beans
3 medium ripe tomatoes
1.5 teaspoons salt
1.5 teaspoons turmeric
½ teaspoon cumin powder
½ teaspoon coriander powder
1.5 teaspoons chilli powder
2 tablespoon sunflower or olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic paste
1 tablespoon tomato puree
½ teaspoon mustard seeds

For Garnish

1 tablespoon freshly chopped coriander
4 lemon wedges
Few slices red onion
2 green chillies cut into slits.


1. Soak the black eyed beans in water over night or at least 5-6 hours.
2. Pressure cook the black eyes beans until tender.
3. Chop the tomatoes and blend them to a paste.
4. Heat the oil in a deep vessel, when hot add the mustard seeds.
5. Sauté the garlic and add the blended tomato paste and tomato puree.
6. Add the chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric and salt.
7. Cook until tomatoes and spices are blended together and gravy starts to separate oil.
8. Add the pre cooked black eyed beans and also some of the water the beans were cooked in.
9. Simmer black eyed beans in the gravy until all the spices infuse and a thick gravy forms. Add extra water to make more gravy if desired.
Transfer to serving dish and garnish with chopped coriander, onion slices, chillies and lemon wedges.

Serve with plain boiled rice 

Black eyed beans are very versatile and they can be added to curries, salads, soups and you can even make a bean pate or hummus with them. why not try this hearty warming  Black eyed pea soup or this Kenyan style spicy black eyed bean stew.

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  1. My favorite and looks delicious..perfect red colour i like....just send me in tiffin...

  2. Nutritious, healthy and protein packed lobia gravy...looks delicious and tempting..

  3. Wow!!! thats a very nutritious and delicious lobia gravy:) Happy Valentine's day and have a great weekend:)

  4. Very colorful and tempting dish...looks so good, healthy too :)

  5. Lov black eyed beans...gravy looks thick and delish...

  6. Lobia looks very yummy and tasty!

  7. Healthy and delicious beans...

  8. Nutritious and healthy..loved the array of spices you have added..Have a great week end !

  9. Tempting color...Looks creamy and delicious.

  10. wow, nice gravy..never tried black eyed beans in this way..bookmarked..

  11. My favorite alsande beeja in a that beautiful red colored gravy.... Must be very sumptuous for sure..... Very delightful prep & presentation!!!!


  12. Lovely photo and yummy dish, thanks for sharing....

  13. Looks Lovely Nayna, very tasty too. Would be so good with the pooris.

  14. Looks Lovely Nayna. Healthy and delicious, would be great with pooris :)

  15. Looks delicious. Thanks for contributing this recipe to My Legume Love Affair.

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