22 July 2007

Rongi / Lobhia / Black Eyed Beans Curry

Black eyed beans curry ( or rongi or lobhia or ravaan as it is called) is again a simple, protein packed dish suited for everyday cooking. This is my second entry to RCI Punjab, initiated by Lakshmi and hosted by Richa.

3 cups of black eyed beans/ rongi / lobhia / ravaan
3 onions
5 tomatoes
2 green chillies
1 ½ tbsp ginger-garlic paste
a pinch of asafoetida
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
Salt as per taste
Coriander for garnish


Wash the black eyed beans well and soak for 2 hours. Drain the soaked water and pressure cook the beans with salt and slices of ginger till they are soft. While the beans are cooking, chop the onions and puree the tomatoes. Heat oil in a pan, add the asafoetida and sauté the onions till brownish red in colour. Add the ginger-garlic paste and slit green chillies and fry. Then pour the tomato puree, add the red chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder. Cook the puree well till the raw smell disappears and the oil separates. Then add the cooked beans, mashing it slightly with the spoon. Add the garam masala and stir through well. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with rotis or parathas.

Here are some more Punjabi specialities – take a sneak peak!

Makki di roti and Sarson da saag












Amritsari Fish Fry






















Mushroom Mattar Paneer











































Pinnie
















37 comments:

Asha said...

I love Lobia too,so yummy and full of protein!:)

Sharmi said...

hey that lobhia looks so comforting. I dont even need a roti for it, will have it just like that with some yogurt in it. what say?

Richa said...

rongi looks delicious, it's one of my fav quick to make dishes! sometimes i add a little dahi as well for a creamish gravy :) btw just had a look at ur pinnie, YUMMMM!
thanks for this punju fav!

Padma said...

ur Lobia looks delicious, and good source of proteins...I would like to try Amristari fish fry!

archana said...

You will be surprised I have never made Lobhia. But I feel like making it . Yours is looking yummy :)

Mishmash ! said...

Hey you have a good collection of punjabi recipes itself...good that you compiled everything in one post...lobhia looks quite delicious...

Shn

Susan said...

I don't know why, but I rarely cook with black-eye beans. Perhaps, I should give them another try. They'd be delicious the way you prepared them.

Roopa said...

wow Jyo, thats a sure try with the black eyed bean. the other dishes esp the pinni is looking delicious would have to looks at that now :)

Cynthia said...

I love black-eyed beans cooked in any dish - stewed, curried, etc.

Jyothsna said...

Asha - Yeah, I've learnt to cook this well now :)

Sharmi - Go ahead grab that lobhia!

Richa - Yes, you can add a bit of curd, I don't prefer it. Oh, those pinnies were great!!! I will make them again in winter!!

Padma - Go ahead and try both! But keep stoping by here :)

Archu - Ya, I am surprised, being a Dilliwali you haven't made lobhia?? :)

Shn - Good idea to have it in one post na? I've linked it to the recipes now, you can come here and try out whenever you like :)

Susan - I can appreciate black eyed peas in this form only, never tried it any other way!

Roopa - You like black eyed beans as well? Oh those pinnies are a must try!! With all the goodness in there!

Cynthia - Maybe I should visit your blog for some black eyed beans recipes!!

Kajal said...

Good source of proteins my dear....Lobia looks yummy....I will try your Mushroom Mattar paneer.:)

bee said...

you wash your black eye peas? tch! what a waste of water. :-D

Sia said...

girl, i missed my breakfast and made a big mistake of checking ur blog!!! u have bowled me with that delicious bowl of lobhia curry and thats not all. u had to parade all punjabi cuisines to kill me :P

SeeC said...

Your bean curry looks yummy. I prepare this often but in a different way. You have included lot of ingredients. I should try it this way.

Jyothsna said...

Kajal - Yeah, you must try mushroom mattar paneer, I'm going to make it again today :)

Bee - :))

Sia - Oh, mistake se galati ho gayi?? Come over dear, I'll fix something for you :)

SeeC - I'm curious to see your method.

Sandeepa said...

Kya baat...itni sari Punjab di recipe :)
Have never made Lobia the Punju way, shall try it sometime

Nanditha Prabhu said...

that's a really good collection of punjabi recipes... !
your lobia looks yummy!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is so healthy......Lovely dish....Love it...

Sig said...

Are u sure that is a Punjabi recipe Jyo, sounds very Mallu to me ;)... looks great... Wow, u have so many punju dishes... :D

Jyothsna said...

Sandeepa - Bhalle bhalle, hope you try some rongi :)

Nanditha, Sukanya - Thankyou!

Sig - If you substitute tamarind for tomatoes and add some coconut milk, it will be Mallu :) And all those Panju dishes are for you to try!

swapna susarla said...

those pictures are beautiful!

Susan said...

Jyosthna, Black-eyed beans (aka peas) are an old Southern classic here in the U.S. I haven't had them in years. Am also taken w/ your green moong dal dish. I bought a bag of it (w/ the thin poha) last time I visited "my" Indian grocer.

Srivalli said...

great looking dish...and of course you have lined are also yummy looking....first time to your blog...and I am impressed...very nice..I esp like your safety theme...very nice thought...

Srivalli
www.cooking4allseasons.blogspot.com

Jyothsna said...

Hi Swapna! Good to see you here!

Susan - Try those recipes, hope you enjoy them :)

Srivalli - Welcome here! You too can contribute to the Safety Moment. Keep coming again!

Sia said...

oh no!!! not again...why do i do the mistake of coming n checking ur blog when its close to lunch time??? last time i checked i nearly fainted look at those pictures n donno why i again came to check:) now stick to ur promise n fix me some thing yummy sweetie:)

USHA said...

Rongi looks great,,actually yesterday for dinner only i prepared...we use to prepare along with brinjal..taste very good...

Poonam said...

Hi..I am dropping here for the first time...black bean curry is one of my favorites! Loved your innovative watermelon ice-cream!

Prema Sundar said...

a very healthy curry Jo. Right now Iam using black eyed beans ( the white one)in cooking . Once this gets over iam planning to buy the red one.

Jyothi said...

Hi Jyothsna! love all your punjabi dishes. Lovely color of lobia. Great dishes. Thanks for sharing.

Jyothsna said...

Usha, Poonam, Prema, Jyothi - Thankyou!

Vcuisine said...

Lovely entry and other dishes are yummy too. Viji

Lotus Reads said...

Jyotsna, I absolutely love Lobia but I know only one way of making it, thank you for giving me another method. Punjabi food is a staple around our house (I'm half a Punjabi) so it was a thrill to see all your Punjabi food recipes, thanks a bunch!

Jyothsna said...

Thankyou Viji!

Lotus - I'm glad to hear that! Punjabi food is a regular at my place too :))

indosungod said...

That is a mouth watering array of foods. Lobhia is a favorite of mine too, cook both the dried and frozen ones. Yours looks perefect to have with rotis.

Jyothsna said...

Indo - Glad you liked it :)

Sivani said...

Jyothsna, what a wonderful blog you have here. My husband actually discovered your blog and shared it with me, and he picked out this great recipe for us to try from your treasure trove.

I have just blogged about it on my food blog, telling everyone how much I loved it, and I have added your blog to my blogroll.

I plan to be a frequent visitor here :-)

Jyothsna said...

Sivani - Welcome here and thankyou for trying it out! Do visit again :)