Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Black Eyed Bean Curry

Black eyed bean, also knows as Chowli (North) , Karamani (South) are very high in protein content. There are quite a few dishes one can make from this & here's my first one.
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Black eyed bean - 2 cups
Onion - 3 no
Tomato - 2 no
Ginger-garlic paste - 1tsp
Chili powder - 1 tsp
Channa Masala - 1 tsp
Cilantro - finely chopped
Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 tbsp


1. Soak the bean overnight & pressure cook. Be careful not to over cook these.

2. In a pan add oil & finely chopped 2 onions. Grind the other onion into a fine paste.

3. Once slightly done, add Ginger-garlic paste & saute few minutes. Now add the onion paste & fry till the raw smell goes off.

4. Then add chili powder, Channa masala & tomato finely chopped or as puree. Mix all well & bring to a boil.

5. Then add the cooked bean & salt & add little water & bring to a good boil. Add little garam masala & cilantro.

Your curry is ready & this goes well with rotis. Serve a raita as an accompaniment & your all set!


Pravs said...

Have not tried any thing with black eyed beans so far. Look like a nice curry to try.
Thanks for the feedback :D I love the cake too! :D

Richa said...

d-lish! i've seen that black eye peas can do with much less soaking time as well.

Siri said...

I just love black beans Seema, They have such nice and unique taste.. ur curry looks lovely!

~ Siri

Sagari said...

thats a new recipe to me looks yummy

Rachel said...

I love black beans too! This looks delicious!

Srivalli said...

That looks so yum!..I love anything with this bean..thanks for sharing..

Laavanya said...

I've been looking fwd to all the recipes you make with dhals. Looks like a nice easy curry. I usually make only olans with it.

Finla said...

Again blak eye beans, just came from ragas place and saw there in your comment u have also a recipie for it.
Looks really good

Bindiya said...

I make these too!,yours look delicious, looking forward to your participation and to something sinfully chocolatey, sigh!

remya said...

delicious looking curry...i havent tried wid this beans yet.....

Kribha said...

Beany curries are always my fav. Saw one at Raaga's and here is another. You gals are tempting me to cook it soon.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

this ones gr8!! I usually make the south indian style sambhar with these beans.... Will try this one something. thanx!

Bong Mom said...

I have never tried black eyed beans....loved this one

Prema Sundar said...

Love karamani... I used to make a puli kuzhambu(a gravy with tamarind juice and coconut)with this .. ur cuury looks lovely .

DEEPA said...

i have not tasted this one at your place seema ...will surely taste it some time at your place

Red Chillies said...

black eyed bean is a weekly routine in our house. I make a dry version need to try your version though.

Seema said...

Pravs- Try this one, you'll like it!

Richa- Thanks! I usuallu soak overnight - its a habit i guess!

Siri- Thank you, we love this bean too.

Sagari-Try it out.

Rachel- Thanks!!

Srivalli - Thanks, glad u like it.

Laav- Try this, it comes out well & fast & easy too.

Seema said...

Happy Cook- I saw it in Raagas blog too, guess its bean month:-)

Bindiya - Will try & come up with some sinful chocolaty stuff!

Remya- Try it, its a nice bean.. lots of varieties u can make.

Kribha - so was it black eyed bean dish for dinner???

Ramya- I tried for a change with Channa Masala, butcame out awesome, so hence put it on blog.

Sandeepa - try this bean - you will like it.

Prema - You have a great curry there. Is it on your blog? Please let me know. Will love to try it out.

Deepa - next time i will make it for u.

Redchillies - try it & let me know!

Archana Doshi said...

I have typically made dry version with this and my kids eat it as a snack. But this will be a good try as my son has begun to like anything that has onion and garlic - and he is 3 years old! Thanks for sharing.