Jul 9, 2013

Black eyed peas Masala | Lobiya Masala

After a long weekend with comfort food, back to pavilion with same old chapathi-tomato gojju ;rice and sambhar. But now I am all geared up to try something new and interesting recipes. 

To start my week, I decided to make lobiya masala using black eyes peas. It is a simple and highly nutritious recipe. I made this recipe in  North-Indian style using basic ingredients like onion, tomatoes, garam masala, chili powder and coriander powder. This recipe is not very spicy but has abundant flavors. 

Black eyed peas masala  is quick and also one pot recipe.


1 cup Black eyed peas
1 potato, peeled and diced
2 Bay leaves
3 Cloves
1 stick of Cinnamon
2 cloves of Garlic, finely chopped
1 small piece of Ginger, finely chopped
1 Onion, finely chopped
2 Tomatoes, diced
2 tsp Oil

For Spice mix
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp Red Chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp Garam masala powder


  • Soak black eyed peas in water overnight. Wash it with cold water

  • In a pressure cooker, heat oil. Add bay leaves, cloves and cinnamon. When it starts to sizzle, add garlic, ginger and onions. Saute until onions turn slightly brown

  • Add tomatoes and saute until tomatoes are completely cooked

  • Add spice mix - coriander powder, chili powder, turmeric powder and garam masala powder. Saute for a minute

  • Add soaked black eyed peas and potatoes . Fry for 2 -3 minutes. Add 2 cups of water and adjust salt as per taste. Pressure cook for 10 to 15 minutes

  • Garnish with cilantro. Serve hot with roti or chapathi along with lemon wedges and onion slices

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