Friday, October 12, 2007

Black-Eyed Beans Curry


1 cup Black-Eyed beas/peans/Chawli(dry)
1 big Onion, finely chopped
2 Tomatoes, finely chopped
1 Green Chilli, chopped
1 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
2 tsps Coriander Pwdr
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1/2 tsp red Chilli Pwdr
1/2tsp Cumin Pwdr
1/2 tsp Garam Masala pwdr
1/4tsp Dry Mango Pwdr
1/4tsp Turmeric
Salt to taste.
Cilantro to garnish.


Soak the black-eyed peas for around 3-4 hrs in water.

Heat 2 tbsps oil in a Pressure-Cooker.
Splutter the cumin seeds.
Add onion and the ginger-garlic paste.
Saute till the onion is light brown.
Then put in the chopped tomatoes and green chilli.
Add turmeric and salt.
Cook till well blended.
Then put in all the other dry spices and mix well.
Then add the soaked chawli(without the water).
Roast for 5 mins.
Then put in a glass of water.
Close the lid and give 2-3 whistles(till the beans are soft).
Open the lid when the pressure drops and garnish with fresh cilantro.
Serve with Roti or Rice.

Since these beans do not need overnight soaking, ,unlike other beans. you need not plan in advance to make this dish.

This is one of the reasons, apart from its good nutritional value and good taste, I like these beans a lot!


Srivalli said...

That looks real yummy...I too like this curry a lot...

Asha said...

Oh, I love any dish with black eyed peas. Tastes so good.
Yummy recipe Neelam, thanks darling!:))

Happy cook said...

Good recipe. I have here black eyed beans should try them


Like the recipe...sounds easy to make..Thanx for the recipe..:!

Neelam said...

Thanks srivalli!

Hi Asha, I too like these beans a lot! Thanks!

Neelam said...

hi Happy cook, do try it and tell me how u liked it!

Thanks Raks,it is really easy and quick to make!

Lissie said...

thats a nice recipe! i cook it in many forms. should try your version...

Sirisha Kilambi said...

I make black eyed peas curry regularly.....ur version is slightly different and new.,....will try it out... goes great with rotis ......

maimoona said...

it looks delicious!

maimoona said...

hi !
I new in the world og blogging.Indeed! your blog is a recipe factory with so many delicious recipes.

Meera said...

Very nice recipe. I am always looking for recipes for beans/legumes. Will try yours!