Lobhia Dal

Tasty preparation of black eyed beans (lobhia) cooked with spices.

Servings: 4 | Time To Prepare: 45 min | Submitted By: Chitra Nag


  • 2, cups Black Eyed Beans
  • 3, Green Chili
  • 1, Green Cardamom
  • 2, Bay Leaf
  • 1/2, tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2, tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1/2, tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2, tsp Cumin Seed Powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/2, tsp Sugar
  • 2, inch ( grated) Ginger
  • 4, crushed Garlic
  • 2, chopped Onion
  • 1, chopped Tomato
  • 1, cup (chopped) Cilantro
  • 1/2, tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 3, tbsp Cooking Oil


  1. Soak overnight the black eyed  beans (lobhia) in sufficient water. Add six cups of water to all the ingredients from black eye beans to sugar in a large pan. Bring to boil and cook in medium heat till well cooked.
  2. Heat oil. Add garlic and fry for a minute. Add onion and ginger and fry till brown. Add tomato and cook for a few minutes.
  3. Pour boiled lobhia. Add garam masala and cook.
  4. Remove from heat. Garnish with chopped cilantro.
  5. Serve with rice or chapati.


Bilina (7/16/2003)….Great Recipe! However I used 5 cups of water since I used canned black eyed beans.

Note: these are the reviews posted by users on the old angithi.com website,
which has been now ported to this blog site.

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