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Black-Eyed Peas Lobia Indian Recipe

Black-Eyed Peas Lobia Indian Recipe 

 Heart Healthy Recipe Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup dried Black-Eyed Peas  
  • 2 teaspoons grated Ginger Root
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons Tumeric
  • 1-2 Green Chilis - chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Tamarind Pulp or NF Plain Yogurt
  • 2/3 cup sliced Onion
  • 1/2 tablespoon Cumin Seeds
  • 4-5 cloves garlic - chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 2-3 tablespoon Cilantro Leaves



  • Rinse and soak beans for a couple of hours in at least 3 1/2 cups of water in a medium saucepan. 
  • Bring beans to a boil over medium heat, add half the ginger, the chili powder, and the tumeric.
  • Reduce heat, cover the pan and cook slowly for 45-50 minutes.
  • Add remaining ginger, chilis, tamarind pulp or yogurt, mix it well and let
    it simmer for another 10-15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, slowly dry fry onion to gradually carmelize it, as it begins to color add cumin seeds and garlic (add a little H2O to prevent burning if necessary).
  • Remove pan from heat just as garlic darkens.
  • Pour mixture into beans, together with Garam masala, stir and cook another 5 minutes.
  • Before serving, stir in cilantro leaves and serve hot.

Low-Fat Indian Meal  - Serves 4

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