Black Eyed Bean RecipeCourse: Recent postCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Moderate
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 pea, black-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.