May 17, 2007

Black Eye Peas Curry (Curry with Bobbarlu/Alasandalu/ Karamani/Lobia)

Today i am posting very nutritious, healthy and low calorie recipe called "Black Eye Peas Curry". One more name is "white kidney beans". I learned this recipe from one of my dearest friends, kamila. Taste is awesome. Here is my recipe:

Black Eye Peas Curry:
Prep : Soak overnight
Cooking Time : 25mts
Cuisine : Indian

1 cup black eye peas (soak overnight)
3 tbsp oil
1 tsp jeera
1 tsp mustards
1 chopped big onion
few curry leaves
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
2 medium chopped tomatoes
1.5 tsp red chilli powder
salt as per taste
1 tsp coriander powder
1.5 cup water
chopped coriander leaves for garnish

1. Wash and soak the black eye peas overnight. Drain and keep aside.

2. Heat oil in a thick bottom vessel, once heat, add jeera and mustards, let them pop, add chopped onions and curry leaves, fry till transparent on medium heat.

3. Add turmeric and ginger garlic paste, fry for 3 minutes, black eye peas, mix, covered, cook for 5 minutes on low heat.

4. Add chopped tomatoes, mix gently, covered, cook for more 5 minutes. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, 1.5 cup of water and salt, combine, stirring, cook for more 15 minutes or till gravy becomes thicken.

5. Garnish with fresh chopped coriander leaves, turn off the heat. It goes very well with rice and chapatis.

Note: 1. Finally if you want you can add 2 tsp tamarind juice for little sour taste, this is optional.

2. Skip the ginger, add crushed garlic pods and methi powder (optional).

3. Along with black eye peas, you can add some other vegetables like...Aloo, Drumsticks, Raw Bananas and Boiled Eggs also. They add more delicious and yummy taste to the gravy.
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  1. anusharajiMay 17, 2007

    naku bobbarlu to pindi chala istam
    i like ur masala
    some of my people add garam masala packets

  2. Nutritious, healthy and low calorie indeed. You forgot to add appetizing and delicious there. WOnderful recipe Jyothi!

  3. very nice ..very healthy..good one ..thks for sharing

  4. I used to make this long back. you reminded me. looks so yummy.

  5. Delicious Jyoti,I love any beans made inti curries:)

  6. hi jyothi the curry looks delicious...i know alasanda is used in garelu...but u made a curry out of it...grt ...good one and healthy too thanks for sharing

  7. Jyothi, Curry chaala baga undi, looks simply delicious!!!

  8. Jyothi, thx for including me in ur blog roll!!! But I think in my url "http://" is twice, kindly fix it...Thx

  9. hmm a nutrious curry indeed!

  10. @ Hi Raji, naaku kuda aa pindi ante chala ishtam. Thanks for your comment.

    @ Hi Hema, thanks for visiting and for your valuable comment also. keep on visiting...

    @ Hi Deepa, thanks for dropping by.

  11. @ Hi Sharmi, thanks for your comment and keep on visiting...

    @ Hi Asha, thanks a lot.

    @ Hi Shanti, black eye peas to vadalu nenu kuda chestanu. But its oily food, right? rare ga chestuntanu. Will give the preference for curry only. Anyway thanks for your comment.

  12. @ Hi Aruna, thanks for dropping by. I corrected your url now.

    @ Hi Roopa, thanks for your comment.