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Lobia Masala Curry

Prep Time: 20-25 mins I Cooking Time: 40 mins I Serving: 3-4

Ingredients :-

For boiling :-

200 g Lobia/White Kidney Beans

2.5 cups/570 ml Water

Salt to taste

For Gravy :-

4 tbsp/60 ml Veg Oil

10-12 Garlic Cloves (peeled minced)

4 Onions, med-sized (grind to paste)

1 Green Chilli (finely chopped)

3 Tomatoes, med-sized (grind to purée)

3-4 Fresh Coriander Sprigs (stems removed, finely chopped)

Spice Powder :-

1.5 tsp Red Chilli Powder OR to taste

1.5 tsp Turmeric Powder

1 tsp Garam Masala Powder

Salt if required

Method :-

Into the pressure cooker, add washed lobia/white kidney bean + water + salt

Close the lid and pressure cook for 4 whistles on low-medium flame

After 4 whistles switch off the flame. Do not open the lid and let the pressure release naturally

Heat the oil in a deep pan/kadai, add the minced garlic to the pan and sauté for 3-4 mins on low-medium flame

Next add the onion paste to the pan and sauté for 4-5 mins on low-medium flame

Add chopped green chillies to the pan/kadai. Mix well and keep stirring until onion colour changes to light golden brown on low - medium flame

Next add tomato purée to the pan/kadai. Mix well and stir for 4-5 minutes on low-medium flame. Then add turmeric powder + red chilli powder + garam masala powder. Mix well & stir until oil separates from the masala on low - medium flame

Add chopped coriander leaves to the pan and stir for a minute

Add boiled lobia/white kidney beans to the pan/kadai along with its water. Mix well and let it come to a boil. Once starts boiling cover with lid and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes on low-medium flame until gravy thickens

Once done turn off the flame and garnish with the remaining coriander.

Time to taste:)

Serve with jeera/plain rice/chapati

Condiments: papad, onions, lime, chutneys etc


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