One Pot Lobia Masala /Black eye Beans Curry

Starting the week with another edition of Blogging Marathon with One pot dishes as theme.One pot dishes save the cooking time and n number of dishes such as biriyani,pulaos,curry and desserts can be made.
Coming to today's recipe its an one pot curry made in pressure cooker with no time.The method of this curry is more or less similar to the one pot channa masala,except some variations.I always stock up my freezer with the soaked legumes.So making this curry hardly takes 20-25 minutes.Try this yummy curry and serve it with both rice and roti.

                                           One Pot Lobia Masala/Black eye Bean Curry

   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
   Soaking time ~ 3-4 hours
   Cooking time ~ 25 minutes
   Serves ~ 4(generously)


Black eye beans/lobia
3/4 cup
Onion( finely chopped)
2 medium size
Ginger&garlic (crushed)
2 tsp
Tomato (pureed)
2 (medium size)
Turmeric powder/manjal podi
1/4 tsp
Red chilly powder/milagai podi
1 tsp
Coriander  powder/dhaniya podi
2 tsp
Garam masala powder
1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds/jeeragam
1/4 tsp
1.5 tsp
Coriander leaves(finely chopped)
1 tbs
Dried fenugreek leaves/
Kasoori meti leaves
1 tsp
3-4 tbs

  • Soak the black eye beans/lobia overnight or minimum of 3-4hours.Also puree the tomato and keep it aside.
  •  Heat the oil in a pressure cooker or pan and crackle the cumin seeds.Add in the onion and green chillies,saute until transparent.Add the crushed ginger and garlic,fry it for couple of minutes.Now add the tomato puree and cook it for 2-3 minutes.
  •  Add in the spice powders except garam masala powder and mix it well.Now in the soaked black eye beans/lobia and give it a mix.So that the spices can coat very well.
  • Add around 2 cups of water and cover the pressure cooker with lid.Let it cook for for 2-3 whistles in a medium flame and put off the flame.Once the pressure subsides,remove the lid and turn on the flame.Take around 2 tbs of cooked lobia/black eye beans and grind it well.
  • Add it to the mixture and let it cook for couple of minutes and put off the flame.Add in the chopped coriander leaves,kasoori methi leaves and garam masala powder,mix it well.
  • Serve it  with roti,phulka or rice



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I like the color and consistency of the gravy. Using frozen beans and pressure cooking sure cuts down on time.

Sure a one pot healthy meal.... lovely presentation...I agree with Varada the colour and texture is perfect

The pictures are fantastic and the idea of stocking soaked lentils is great..I too do that sometimes..but with the power fluctuation we have sometimes, I stopped doing it..this curry sounds so good to have with rotis!

Here in India it is hard to stock up the freezers , we have to use freshly boiled legumes . The lobhia looks very well made and is a perfect curry to go with Roti . Lovely presentation , as always .

I mostly make my curries like this. Put everything together in a pressure cooker and cook. It is really easy during the morning rush. Your curry looks so good Nalini. Love the set up..

My favorite bean is lobia and this is one of my favorite subzi to make. Love the one pot meal theme as I get new ideas to try new recipes. Black eyed peas are perfect choice for this kind of preparation.

Omg, wish i get this masala rite now for my dinner. I love black eyed peas in anything and this one pot meal lobia masala is just amazing Nalini. Easy and delicious to make.

Wow! what a flavorful gravy. I should remember to soak and freeze legumes. I can imagine how they can be Dod send sometimes.

Freezing soaked legumes is a lovely idea and the black eyed peas curry sounds delicious.

I love lobia though my family isn't that fond of it, so it is cooked occasionally.
If my kids will see your pics, I'm sure they would ask me for lobia....lovely presentation :)

This Lobia Masala is in our weekly menu and we love it so much. Your version is too good and beautiful pics also.

one of my favorite beans I love this curry!

Beautiful pic and easy lobia curry makes me really tempting to try !! Perfect with roti!!

I love these kind of one pot curries. So easy to prepare and less time stirring in front of the stove!Delicious curry to go with Roti.Beautiful clicks nalini!

Love the idea of freezing soaked to try it. And this sounds like a flavourful dish that works with rotis and rice. Every time I visit your blog, I just stare longingly at your do you get such amazing pics! Hats off to you!

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