Lobia Recipe | Punjabi Lobia Curry Recipe | Black Eyed Peas Curry Recipe

Lobia recipe or black eyed bean recipe. This lobia ki sabzi is Punjabi style lobia curry recipe made in onion tomato gravy and is very different from the regular curry that we normally make at home.

Lobia also known as Chawli in Hindi and black eyed peas in English. It is Rich in protein, easy to make and goes very well with roti, paratha and rice. Black eyed beans are made in many different ways in different parts of the world, ranging from Punjabi lobia curry, Gujrati style lobia recipe , Pakistani style lobia masala or Marathi style lobia sabzi.

Sometimes when you are in hurry but want to eat something filling and delicious this lobia curry is a good option.  Lobia does not require long soaking hours like rajma and chole. If you soak it for 1 hour then it cooks in just 20 – 25 minutes. If soaked for 2-3 hours it can be cooked in 15-20 minutes. Sometimes if you want to make it immediately just add little baking soda and cook it for 30-40 minutes in pressure cooker.  Always use pressure cooker to cook lobia otherwise it will take very long time to cook. To make black eyed peas curry even more delicious, add some chole masala and kasoori methi. Trust me it gives nice kick to lobia masala. You can also add rajma masala instead to chole masala in this recipe.

If you want to try some more interesting sabji and curry recipes you may also like Kadai baingan, Lauki ke kofte, Aloo matar ki sabji

Lobia Recipe

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian


  • 1 cup Lobia
  • cup Onion fine chopped
  • cup Tomato; puree
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • ½ tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 tbsp Dry Fenugreek Leaves
  • 1 tsp Chole Masala
  • 4 Garlic Clove fine chopped
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Cinnamon Sticks small
  • 2-3 Clove
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Water
  • 4-5 Pepper Corn
  • 1 Big Cardamom


  • Wash and soak lobia or black eyed peas for 4-5 hours. After 5 hours transfer lobia in pressure cooker and put water.
  • Add salt and mix well. Water should be 1/2" or 3/4 " above the lobia. Cook lobia till it is tender.
  • Don't over cook it . It will take 1-2 whistles to cook it completely. Now let's make gravy for lobia.
  • Heat wok or kadai on medium heat. Add oil and let it heat for some time. Once oil is little hot add tej patta (bay leaf), cinnamon stick, big cardamom, cloves and pepper corns.
  • Saute and add garlic ginger and cook till garlic turns pink. Now add onions, salt and mix well.
  • Cook till onions are brown and crisp. Now add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander and chole masala.
  • Mix everything well and cook for few seconds. Now add tomato puree mix well and cook till gravy looses oil.
  • When oil separates from gravy add boiled lobia. Mix well and with the help of ladle mash some lobia.
  • Now add fenugreek leaves and garam masala. Saute well and boil lobia curry for 4-5 minutes.
  • Lobia ki sabzi is ready. Garnish with fine chopped coriander leaves, slit green chili and lemon juice. Serve lobia curry with rice or chapati.


Keyword black eyed peas, curry, lobia, sabji
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  • Hello Mam,
    Thanks for sharing this Yummy! recipe with us.
    My Mom Loved this, when I made this for her.
    Thanks a lot.

    Abhishek Verma December 16, 2017 3:50 am Reply
    • that’s so nice to hear. I am so happy to know that you cook for your mom. Keep visiting foods and flavors for more.

      Shilpi Agarwal December 17, 2017 9:39 pm Reply

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