Lobia (Black-Eyed Bean Curry)

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Grind 2 onions, the tomatoes, ginger, garlic together into a smooth paste.
  • Heat the oil in a deep, thick-bottomed pan on a medium flame.
  • Add the remaining sliced onion and fry till light golden.
  • Add the onion-tomato paste and fry till the oil begins to separate from the paste. Add the tamarind pulp and mix well.
  • Add the dry spices - cumin, coriander, red chilli, turmeric and garam masala powders. Fry for 5 minutes.
  • Drain the water in the can from the beans and rinse them well under running water. Add the beans to the masala. Mix well.
  • Add salt to taste and water to make gravy (about 1 1/2 cups).
  • Simmer and cook covered for 10 minutes.
  • Use a flat spoon to mash some of the beans coarsely. Mix well.
  • Garnish with juliennes of ginger and finely chopped fresh coriander leaves.
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