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Lobia Curry Recipe

Lobia Curry Recipe
Recipe type: Curries
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
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spicy kerala styled black eyed peas curry
  • For the gravy
  • ¾ cup black eyed beans
  • 1 onion chopped or sliced
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 10-12 fresh coconut slices ( i used dry coconut slices…… that to 2 slices as I do not like the coconut slices popping in the mouth. Just to give a little flavor, i added 2 slices. )
  • 10-12 curry leaves
  • 1 inch ginger finely chopped
  • 5-6 garlic flakes finely chopped
  • 1 green chili chopped
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • spices for the recipe:
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • half inch piece of cinnamon
  • 4 peppercorns
  • 1 small cardamom
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • asafoetida (optional)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • salt as per taste
  1. Presoak the beans for 4-5 hours or overnight and then boil with 3 cups of water with 1 tsp of salt till
  2. soft and well cooked.
  3. Reserve the water of the cooked beans as we will be including it in our curry.
  4. In a kadhai, heat the coconut oil. When the oil becomes hot and you get the beautiful aroma of coconut coming from the oil, then add the mustard seeds.
  5. When they pop, add the cinnamon, cardamom, peppercorns, cloves.
  6. Fry for a few seconds. Now add the cumin seeds.
  7. Fry for a few seconds again. May be 5-6 seconds. Also add the coconut slices. Fry for 1 minute. Add the red chilli.
  8. All the frying of the spices should be done on a low flame.
  9. Alternatively, instead of adding the coconut slices, you could also fry them separately in oil till they become brown and crisp and garnish the dish with these fried coconut slices.
  10. Now add the onions. Fry till the onions become transparent. Add the ginger, garlic, green chili and curry leaves. Fry for a couple of minutes.
  11. Now add the tomatoes. Fry the tomatoes till they become pulpy. Add the asafoetida and coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder.
  12. When frying the tomatoes, you could add a 1 or 2 tbsp of the beans broth if the frying mixture dries up.
  13. Once the tomatoes mixture is smooth and the mixture starts to release oil, then add 1 and half cup broth or water. I added more broth for a watery gravy and also this would make the recipe less spicy.
  14. Add the beans and season with salt.
  15. Make sure you add the required amount of salt. We have added the beans broth also to the curry and the broth also had salt in it.
  16. Simmer for 5 mins or till you want the desired amount of gravy.
  17. Serve lobia curry with boiled rice and pappadums.
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