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Lobia Masala Recipe | Lobia Curry Recipe | How to make Punjabi style Blacked Eyed Beans Masala

Lobia Masala Curry
Lobia Masala

Lobia Masala or Black Eyed Beans Masala is a very delicious, nutritious and protein packed North Indian Dish that goes Chapati, Parathas and Rice dishes.

It is also known as Lobia Dal Recipe, Lobia Rasedar or Chawli Masala.


  • Lobia (black eyed beans) - 1 Cup
  • Onion - 2 (Finely chopped)
  • Tomato puree - ½ Cup (2 medium to large tomatoes, pureed in a blender)
  • Green Chili - 2 to 3
  • Ginger - 1 inch long piece finely chopped
  • Garlic - 4-5 Cloves (Finely chopped)
  • Oil - 1-2 Tbsp
  • Asafetida (Hing) - 1 pinch
  • Red Chili powder - ½ Tsp
  • Coriander powder - 2 Tsp
  • Cumin Seeds (Jeera) - ½ Tsp
  • Garam Masala - ½ Tsp
  • water - 3-4 Cups
  • Coriander leaves - 2 Tbsp (Finely chopped)
  • Black Salt - ½ Tsp
  • Salt - To taste


  • Soak the lobia in water for 8 to 10 hours. Soaking helps to soft cook them well.
  • After that wash them and put them in a cooker. Add a 3 cups of water, black salt and salt as per taste.
  • Pressure cook them on a medium flame for 15-20 minutes or until cooked properly.
  • While the lobia is cooking, you can chop the onion, ginger and green chilli.
  • Check if the lobia is cooked or not. If they are not cooked completely, then pressure cook again adding some water if required for some time.
  • Heat up a pan, and add in 2 tbsps of Oil, once it’s hot add a pinch of hing and cumin seeds. Let them splutter for one minute.
  • Next goes in the ginger, garlic, green chilli and saute for a minute.
  • Now add finely chopped onions and cook till the onions are translucent, then add in the tomato puree.
  • Stir and add salt to taste. Saute them until oil starts separating from it or the raw smell of the onion and tomato is gone.
  • Now it’s time to add spices: red chilli powder and coriander powder. Stir and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Now add this mix into cooked lobia.
  • Add salt if required and stir the whole curry very well.
  • Cook them for 10-12 minutes or more till the curry thickness slightly. Lobia Masala Curry should not be watery.
  • Mash a few lobia beans with spoon. This helps to thicken the curry.
  • When the lobia Masala is thickened then add 1 tsp garam masala at this time. Mix well and cook for 4-5 minutes more.
  • After that switch off the flame and add finely chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve this hot Lobia Masala with Rice, Naan, Chapati or Paratha.