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Palak Lobia / Spinach And Black Eyed Beans Curry

Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
Ingredients
  Black eyed beans 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Spinach 1 Bunch (100 gm)
  Green chillies 3
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garlic clove 1 Large
  Black peppercorns 6
  Coconut 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Dry red chillies 3
  Tamarind paste 1⁄3 Teaspoon
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Mustard seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Urad dal 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Curry leaves spring 1
  Turmeric powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

Soak black eyed beans for 3-4 hrs, add salt and cook until tender.
Wash and chop spinach finely. Chop green chillies finely. Keep aside.
Grind a masala by adding cumin seeds, garlic, peppercorns, coconut, dry red chillies and 1/3 tsp tamarind paste and about 1/2 a cup of warm water. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add urad dal and fry until golden brown.
Add curry leaves and turmeric powder. Mix well.
Add chopped spinach and green chillies. Mix well. Simmer until spinach is soft. Add cooked beans and mix well.
Add ground paste and mix well. Bring to a boil and cover and cook for 5 minutes.
Check the seasonings and serve hot along with rice or roti.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Channel: 
VeganLife
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Dish: 
Dry Curry
Restriction: 
Vegan, Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Bean, Vegetable
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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4 Comments

veg.foodie's picture
Great beans recipe!! Is this a regional specialty sarita? I love the way you have combined the spinach with the peas...nutritious and delicious :)
veg.foodie's picture
Great beans recipe!! Is this a regional specialty sarita? I love the way you have combined the spinach with the peas...nutritious and delicious :)
tanya3286's picture
nice and peppy recipe there! not too troublesome to prepare and looks good too :) temme... is tamarind paste quite common in South Indian recipe..? cuz many recipes have them..
foodpsychologist's picture
This Palak Lobia spinach and black eyed beans curry looks simply irresistible. The tamarind paste adds the punch. It is a typical inclusion of most South Indian cuisine.