Lobia Masala | Blackeye Beans Curry

Lobia Masala | Blackeye Beans Curry

Remember my Plantain Shallow Fry recipe?  There was another side dish and I promise to post the recipe soon, so here it comes.  I make blackeye beans/Lobia in many way and it's never the same, this recipe I adapted from Priya's Rajma Masala

I saw her recipe and liked it so instead of using kidney beans I used blackeye beans...after all everything is beans only ;) ..I did few changes here and there and come up with this one and it tasted yum.


Lobia/ Blackeye Beans - 1 cup
Onion - 1 large
Tomato - 1 large
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp
Red chili Powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1tsp
Dry Mango Powder/ Amchur - 1/2 tsp
Kasoori Methi - 1tbsp
Jaggery - 1 tsp [optional]
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1tbsp
Cilantro - 1 tbsp [chopped]


1. Clean, wash and soak blackeye beans in water overnight and pressure cook with water (for 1 cup beans add 2 to 3 cup of water) and little salt for 4-5 whistles or duration you cook your beans.

2. Wash and chop onion, tomato and grind to fine paste with little water.

3. In a pan heat oil, add cumin seeds and let it splutter.  Add the ground paste with ginger-garlic paste and mix everything well, cook for 2 minutes.

4. Add red chili, turmeric powders stir well and cover and cook for 5 minutes in medium flame or until oil separates from paste,  stir in intervals.

5. Add kasoori methi, garam masala, amchur, jaggery and salt mix everything well and cook for 2 minutes with lid on.

6. Add black eye beans/lobia and also water (used to cook the beans) and bring it to boil.  Check for salt and add more if required.

7. Cook in medium flame for 5-8 minutes or until the gravy become thick, stir in intervals. Garnish with cilantro.

Lobia Masala is ready, you can replace black eye beans with any other bean of your choice :)

Have a gud day ...


  1. Lobia curry looks very yummy and healthy too.

  2. Lobia curry looks awesome, Priti..never tried this dal..have to try now

  3. I make simple lobia dish..... this one is interesting nd yeh i tried ur plantain shallow fry last week :)
    LOved it

  4. I make simple lobia dish..... this one is interesting nd yeh i tried ur plantain shallow fry last week :)
    LOved it

  5. looks yumm..i add a little milk in the end for creamy texture...

  6. this i wanted to try for a long time.nice masala

  7. My friend sangeeta makes this often for rice...sounds yummy priti!

  8. i usually do a simple dish with lobia but your recipe sounds even more nice, thanks for sharing, it looks delicious...

  9. i love lobis.. but trying to forget it as i get severe gastric attacks with it :(

  10. Healthy and yummy, I did similar way but without amchur....


  11. I love this curry as well , i make for rotis often.

  12. I too like to add amchur pwd in my lobhiya gravy. Looks yummy
    Hamaree Rasoi

  13. wow looks so delicious ...thanks for sharing dear


  14. Never tried lobia till now...looks creamy and yummy.....

  15. luks delicious and healthy... nice gravy..

  16. I have just started cooking with Black eyed peas, so will surely try this out, sounds wonderful !!!

  17. luks delicious,love the dish...nice pics.

  18. Lovely curry, looks tempting and delicious.

  19. hi priti, how r u? saraswathy told about the meet...im also interested to join u all. well meet u there dear.

  20. This curry looks really wonderful. I have never tasted it, Looksveryt yummy.
    How about making wheat halwa with jaggery for the sg meet dear?

  21. i too make the same way with chapathi..

  22. I too make lobia curri in a similar but I sometimes add Lauki to it .. yumm

  23. thats a very delicious and healthy one best with rice/roti.. recipes seems so simple too good one priti

  24. Hey priti,
    first time here..u got a beautiful space here with so many yummy dishes ,i bookmarked some ,have to go through more :)
    lobia looks great..i too make it almost the same way..
    glad 2 find you ,will b visiting often

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  26. Hi,
    This looks good and inspiring. I am going to make , once I assemble the ingredients.

    Nice recipes too. :-)


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