Black Eyed Bean Recipe

Black Eyed Bean Recipe

Recipe by Dr.Suchada MarwahCourse: Recent postCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Moderate
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  • Black-eyed beans – 1 cup

  • Onion – 1 medium, finely chopped

  • Tomato – 1 medium, finely chopped

  • Green chilies – 3, chopped

  • Garlic – 8 cloves, finely crushed

  • Ginger – ½ inch piece, finely crushed

  • Cumin seeds – ¾ tsp

  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp

  • Red chili powder – 1 tsp

  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp

  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp, roasted and crushed

  • Salt – to taste

  • Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp, finely chopped

  • Oil – 3 tbsp

  • Water – 1 and ½ cup


  • For preparing the black-eyed beans or lobia, wash them, rinse them and soak them in 3 cups water, preferably overnight.
  • Boil the beans using fresh water 3 cups. (If using a pressure cooker cook for 30 minutes). Boil until the beans are soft. Strain the remaining water from the boiled beans and keep this water to use later in the recipe.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and allow them to crackle.
  • Add onions and sauté till it turns golden.
  • Add green chilies, garlic, and ginger. Sauté for 2-3 min in high flame.
  • Add finely chopped tomatoes and cook till it turns soft and blends with the onions, ginger and garlic.
  • Add the spices; turmeric powder, Red chili powder, coriander powder, and cumin powder. Mix well and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add black-eyed beans and mix it well with the spices for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add bean water separated earlier, add salt and let it boil and simmer for a couple of minutes until well boended.
  • Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.


  • The black-eyed peablack-eyed bean or goat pea, a legume, is a subspecies of the cowpea. It is commonly found and grown around the world. 
  • Health Benefits of Black Eyed Beans
  • Regulates blood cholesterol and blood sugar level in the body
  • Beneficial in treating ailments related to the cardiovascular system
  • Rich in antioxidants like Vitamin C and A as well as proteins.
  • Rich in dietary fiber, low in calories so a good source for weight management.
  • Strengthens the stomach and spleen functions.

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