Friday, August 27, 2010

Lobia Curry

I love lobia aka kidney beans. The innocent looking small beans are not only nutritious but can be easily made into delicious curry. Hey! can I tell you one interesting fact about this bean?,eating this on new years' day is thought to bring prosperity in some countries.Today's recipe is very simple and goes very well with rotis and naans.

Lobia-11/2 cup
Onion-1medium finely chopped
Tomato-1big(Blanched and pureed)
Ginger garlic paste-1tsp
Green chillies-2(Adjust to your taste)
Coriander powder-1tsp
Cumin powder-1/2tsp
Rajma masala-1tsp
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp(Adjust to your taste)


  1. Soak lobia overnight and wash them thoroughly. 
  2. pressure cook them along with 11/2s cup  of water till they become soft.
  3. Now in a pan add 1tbsp oil add onion and fry till it becomes transparent.
  4. Now add green chillies and ginger garlic paste and fry till it browns.
  5. Now add tomato puree and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  6. Add turmeric, coriander powder, cumin powder and rajma masala and fry for a while.
  7. Now add lobia along with water and add salt.
  8. Cook on medium flame with closed lid till you reach desired consistency.
I am sending this as my entry to "Show me your curry"organised by Divya


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