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Lobia Ghasi

There are many variations to this recipe. You can substitute lobiya with Rajma or white beans or black beans. And you can also substitute potatoes with spinach or Chinese spinach.
  Lobia 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Potato 1 , diced
  Fresh coconut/Frozen coconut 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Coconut 2 Cup (32 tbs), frozen
  Red chillies 10 (Fry in few drops of oil)
  Red chillies 10 , fry in few drops of oil
  Tamarind paste 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Garlic 6 Clove (30 gm), crush it once
  Garlic 6 Clove (30 gm)
  Salt To Taste
  Oil 2 Tablespoon

1. Soak lobiya overnight or for 6 hours.
2. Presuure cook lobiya and potatoes together till they are cooked.(2 whistles)
3. Grind masala by adding coconut, red chilli, tamarind paste and about 1 cup of warm water.
4. Add masala and salt to lobiya and bring it to a boil.(Add enough water to make the gravy medium thick)
5. Cover and cook on a low flame for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
6. Heat oil in a pan and add garlic.
7. Fry till golden brown and pour it over the cutty. Mix it well.
8. Serve hot with rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Main Dish
Christmas, Holi, Wedding
Holiday, Everyday, Kids, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
This recipe is very famous among the konkani community of Karnataka. This curry goes well with rice and even with dosa. That is why this recipe is prepared often but with variations by using different kinds of beans, say Rajma or black beans or white beans.
Black eyed bean curry

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 577 Calories from Fat 301

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 36 g54.6%

Saturated Fat 25 g125%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 147.7 mg6.2%

Total Carbohydrates 56 g18.8%

Dietary Fiber 13.9 g55.8%

Sugars 8.2 g

Protein 16 g31.5%

Vitamin A 9.9% Vitamin C 149.4%

Calcium 8.8% Iron 40.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Snigdha's picture
I love beans. Also beans are so nutritious, high in protein and help lower cholesterol. I recently came across a recipe called 'Shrimp Ghashi/Ghassi' and it had more or less the same ingredients as above except of course beans was substituted with shrimp. So does 'ghashi' mean anything in particular in konkani?
Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
I don't know the exact reasons to call it a ghashi...Usually we call the recipe ghashi if we add garlic as a seasoning to the masala (coconut, redchilli and tamarind).
Ganesh.Dutta's picture
Typical North Indian Flavor. It is also great.
Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
Thanks a lot Ganesh...
Nima's picture
Gr8 dish I am a konkani and was looking for this dish on the web finally came out just gr8. I added coconut oil for tempering with curry leaves, mustard and red chilli bits to go.That reminds me of my Nanna
Lobia Ghasi Recipe, Black Eyed Bean Curry