Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Curried blackeye beans in coconut gravy

Black eye beans are rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. They are called “lobia” in Hindi or “alachandalu” in telugu. Like chickpeas they are low fat low sodium and high in protein. They are soft and easy to cook due to a sparse seed coat. The following recipe using cooked blackeye beans in coconut-onion gravy, spiced with coriander is a wholesome combo paired with chapathi/roti or naan and is my family’s favorite dinner menu.            

2 cups Black eye beans washed and pressure cooked until soft
1 large onion cut to cubes
1 cup fresh or dry coconut
2 fresh green pepper sliced
¼ cup coriander seeds (dhania)
½ cup chana daal
1 twig coriander leaves
1 tsp cumin seeds
½ tsp turmeric
1 tbsp garlic paste

Roast the chana daal and dhania in a pan. Grind the roasted seeds, onions, and coconut into paste in a grinder.

Heat oil in a wok, add the cumin seeds, turmeric, green pepper followed by garlic paste. Then add the ground onion coconut paste to it. Let cook for a few mins until the raw smell of onions is gone. Now stir in the precooked blackeye beans. Mix well while partially mashing the beans with the spatula. Cook for a few mins on simmer and turn off the flame. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

Serving suggestions: Serve with chapathi
naan or any rice dish

Blackeyed Peas on Foodista

Reposting this recipe for an entry to the following events:

Think Spice corriader seeds hosted by Priya from Priya's tasty and easy recipes and initiated by Sunitha

My Legume love affair - 16th helping hosted by Cook Sister and administered by Susan of The Well seasoned Cook


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