Lobia or Black Eyed beans in Tomato gravy
Author: Alka
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Lobia or Black Eyed beans cooked in Tomato gravy
  • Black Eyed Beans 1 cup
  • Ripe Tomatoes 2 Medium sized
  • Green chillies 2-3
  • Ginger a bit
  • Salt as per taste
  • Turmeric powder ¼ tsp (or less)
  • Potato 1 (optional)
  • Coriander Powder  ½ tsp
  • Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves 4-5
  • Oil 1tbsp
  1. Pick, Rinse for several times and then soak beans for eight hours(or over night)
  2. Rinse again if you see frothy layer after soaking with some fresh water
  3. In a pressure cooker, add 1 tsp of oil and add cumin seeds and Curry leaves(optional)
  4. After the seeds splutter add grated or pureed Tomatoes, pounded ginger(or even a paste) turmeric and coriander powder, chopped green chillies and saute till tomato is cooked(leaves oil from sides), say  for about 2-4 minutes
  5. Add the soaked Beans , peeled and diced potato cubes and salt and mix properly (but do not mix too much, An Old Wives Tale  says that  stirring beans {Bhuno-ing} too much before cooking, makes them hard...Do not know the fact though)
  6. Add water much  above the level of beans, and close the lid of cooker
  7. wait till 2-3 whistles, depending upon the quality and hours  of soaking,  it would take anywhere between 3-6 whistles for cooking beans)
  8. To avoid Overcooking, its better to check out every time after two whistles of pressure cooker
  9. Adjust the consistency of gravy and seasoning and garnish with coriander leaves
  10. Tastes equally good with plain steamed rice  or Rotis (Whole Wheat Flatbreads)
Recipe by Sindhi Rasoi |Sindhi Recipes at https://sindhirasoi.com/2009/05/black-eyed-beans-in-tomato-curry/