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Aug 30, 2014

Punjabi Lobia Masala Recipe / Black Eyed Peas Masala Curry Recipe

This is the masala which i made using the peas when i made the black eyed peas rasam. I loved the combination of this curry with the rasam, i also made kurkuri bhindi also. And it was delicious. This curry goes well with rice, you can have it with chapati..

So try this out and let me know how it turned out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins + 20 mins for cooking peas
Serves : 4


Black Eyed Peas / Karamani / Lobia - 1 cup dried
Oil - 2 tblspn
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Fennel Seeds / Saunf / Sombu - 1 tsp
Cinnamon / Pattai - 2 cm piece
Onions - 1 large chopped finely
Green Chillies - 2 pricked with a knife
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi - 1 tblspn
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder / Jeera Podi - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tsp
Tomato Puree - 1/2 cup ( I used storebought)
Milk - 1 cup
Coriander leaves - 3 tblspn finely chopped


Take black eyed peas in a bowl. Wash it well. Now cover it with water and soak it overnight. Next day drain the water, add it to pressure cooker, cover with fresh water and pressure cook for 3 whistle, simmer the flame and cook for 10 mins. Turn off the heat and let the steam go all by itself. Open the cooker and drain the liquid from the peas. Set aside.

Now heat oil in a kadai. Add in cumin, fennel, cinnamon and saute for a min.

Add in onions and green chillies along with salt and sugar. Saute till golden.

Add in ginger garlic paste and saute for a min.

Add in all spice powders and mix well.

Add in tomato puree and cook till oil separates from it.

Add in the cooked peas and mix well. Mix for 3 to 4 mins.

Add in the milk and mix well. Simmer for 5 mins or so.

Turn off the heat and add in coriander leaves and serve.

Soak black eyed peas in lots of water

Drain it and add it to pressure cooker

Cover with fresh water

Pressure cooker

Cook till done

Drain it

Take all your ingredients

Heat oil in a sauce pan

add in all tempering items

crackle it for a min

add in onions and green chillies

add in some salt and sugar

saute till golden

add in ginger garlic paste

saute for a min

add in spice powders

mix well

cook raw smell leaves away

add in some tomato puree

keep cooking

cook till oil leave the sides of the pan

add in cooked black eyed peas

mix well

pour in some milk

mix well and simmer for few mins

Simmer for few mins



  1. Hello my name is Endogru. Your recipe looks so delicious I'll try to do in my kitchen. I've been watching your shares. Thank you.

  2. This is an amazing dish. I love it. I've never made it this way before. Thank you for sharing. My family loves it.

  3. I tried this tonight for dinner and my family loved it..i never even wanted to cook black eyed beans until I made this.

  4. Can I use..tomato insteasd of puree


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