Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Black Eyed Peas / Lobia Bhaji


Black Eyed Peas/Cow gram/Lobia - 1 1/2 cups
Onions - 2
Tomatoes - 2
Garlic Cloves - 8
Spring Onions, chopped - 1/4 cup
Kasoori Methi - 4 tbsps
Dry Mango Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder  - 1/4 tsp
Eastern Sabji Masala Powder (or Garam Masala/Kitchen King) - 2 tsps
Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tbsp

For Green Chutney:

Mint Leaves -5
Coriander Leaves - 1/4 cup
Green Chillies  -1
Lemon Extract - 1/2 tsp
Creamy Cheese - 1 tsp

For Garnishing:

Coriander Leaves

  1. Pressure cook black eyed peas.
  2. Take quarter portion of the cooked peas and smash it little bit.
  3. Chop onions, tomatoes and garlic cloves.
  4. Blend all the ingredients for green chutney into a smooth paste without adding water. Keep aside.
  5. Heat oil in a wok.
  6. Add chopped onion and garlic cloves. Saute until onions turns translucent.
  7. Add chopped tomatoes and spring onions and saute until tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
  8. Add cooked peas and the smashed peas. Mix well.
  9. Add dry mango powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, sabji masala powder, salt and sugar. Mix well.
  10. Add 1/4 cup of water and cook covered for a few minutes on low flame.
  11. Add kasoori methi and mix well. Remove off heat.
  12. Now add green chutney and mix well.
  13. Garnish with coriander leaves. 
  14. Serve hot with chapatis, rotis, phulkas etc.,


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