Vegetarian Curry Recipe of Legume: Nutritive Black-Eyed Peas/Lobia in Delicious Coconut Meat Gravy (with balanced diet info)

The black-eyed pea/lobia is a pale-colored bean with a prominent black spot, a legume widely grown around the world, all the peas are green when freshly shelled and brown or buff when dried. In the Southern United States, eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day is thought to bring prosperity in the new year. (Source of Information: Wikipedia)

Black-eyed peas, like other beans and legumes, are profuse in both protein and complex carbohydrates.

The Recipe of Black-Eyed Peas/Lobia in Coconut Meat Gravy:

Quantity of lobia: 1 full small cup of small black-eyed beans (approximate 125gm of peas)

  • Soak the black-eyed beans overnight in water; cook the beans in adequate quantity of water in a pressure cooker, in medium heat for up to 1 pressure cooker whistle.
  • For coconut meat curry paste: Grind slices of a big onion, 5 garlic cloves, mince of fresh coconut meat from half of a small coconut shell, ½ tsp. of kashmiri chilli powder (kashmiri chilli powder gives food soft red colour with diminutive amount of pungency – you can also opt to use any other chilli powder according to preference of flavour) into thick sauce, using adequate quantity of water.
  • For tomato puree: Grind slices of a big tomato
  • In adequate quantity of  warm ghee, saute the coconut meat curry paste until it condenses to a reasonable extent; add the tomato puree to the curry paste, cook the mix until it condenses to a reasonable level; smidgen the mix with salt – according to preference  of taste, blend the mix with ¼ tsp. of turmeric powder; meld the mix with the cooked black-eyed beans along with the stock, simmer the curry for about 5 minutes.

A nutritious curry of lobia/black-eyed beans with the rich flavour of coconut meat

Serving size: Approximately 5-6

This tasty vegetarian food recipe of  black-eyed peas/lobia in coconut meat gravy is an all season food recipe for healthy meal.

For healthy meal enjoy this nutritious curry/gravy of black-eyed peas in a balanced diet with:

  • cooked rice (preferably kolam rice) or chapatti/whole wheat bread/multigrain bread
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  • pan-fried paneer (cottage cheese) cubes: pan-fry small paneer cubes in a tad quantity of butter; sprinkle the paneer cubes with pinch of  salt, turmeric and chilli powder (optional);  fry cottage cheese cubes until the cubes have a crisp texture on the surface.
  • raw vegetable salad – preferably slices of tomato

A healthy meal for both summer and winter season, for lunch and dinner time; a nutritious kid-friendly meal which also serves as a  good option for healthy lunch box food.

                                                        Wishing You a Wonderful Day

Delicious Vegetarian Gravy Recipes of Nutritious Lobia/Black-Eyed Peas

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