Black Eyed Beans


This is the south Indian preparation which I learnt from my my mom-in-law. Very simple preparation, not too much of masalas used yet this recipe of beans is a great eat. I am using the white variety here called Lobia in Hindi. (you can use chickpeas or any other variety of beans as well…just experiment!)

Black eyed beans (Lobia) – 1 cup
Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
Coconut – ½ cup
Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
Dry red chilli – 3-4 nos
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
Curry leaves – ½ to 1 sprig
Onion – 1 no (big) finely chopped
Garlic – 1 flake
Salt to taste

  1. Pressure cook Black eyed beans along with turmeric powder till Lobia is cooked
  2. Dry fry – coconut, coriander seeds, red chillie, curry leaves and ½ onion
  3. Grind to paste the dry fried items alongwith cumin and garlic flake.
  4. Add ground paste to boiled Black eyed beans
  5. Add salt and let it boil
  6. For Tadka – Temper above with ½ fried onion
  7. Serve with rice or Indian bread


a1and that Ms Swarnaltha who shared this recipe with me. She is a good cook hence you will find many of her recipes on my site 🙂

Till next time….happy cooking!

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