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black eyed beans curry

Black Eyed Beans Curry Recipe (Instant Pot)

Black Eyed Beans Curry/ Lobia curry is a very delicious, creamy and protein-rich dish. This curry is vegan, gluten-free and perfect for weekend meals. Let's see how to make this curry in an Instant pot or stovetop pressure cooker.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Soaking time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 35 minutes
Course: Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Author: Pavani


  • 1 cup Black eyed bean - 1 cup
  • 2 Chopped onions (medium)
  • 2 Chopped tomatoes (medium)
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
  • 1+½ teaspoon Red chilli powder - 1 ½ tsp
  • 1+½ teaspoon Coriander powder - 1 ½ Tsp
  • ½ teaspoon Garam masala – ½ tsp
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon Oil
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish
  • Salt to taste


Instant Pot Method:

  • Wash and soak the beans overnight or for at least 6 hours.
  • Switch on the instant pot. Select the saute mode and heat oil. Add cumin seeds, bay leaf and stir it.
  • Now, add the chopped onion and sauté until it becomes translucent. Add the ginger-garlic paste and cook until the raw smell of the paste has gone.
  • Next, add tomatoes and sauté until they are soft and mushy. Add spice powders, mix well, cover and cook on low saute mode for 5 minutes.
  • Now add the soaked beans, mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add 1+½ cup water, check the seasoning. Add coriander leaves and cancel the saute mode
  • Close the lid and keep the valve in sealing mode and select pressure cook mode and set the timer for 12 minutes.
  • when cooking time is done, allow natural pressure to release naturally.
  • Serve this healthy and delicious curry with plain rice or roti.

Stovetop pressure cooker method:

  • This dish can be easily made on the stovetop too.
  • Follow the same steps of the instant pot recipe
  • After adding the water, stir well, cover and cook over medium heat for 2 to 3 whistles or until the beans are good well.



  • Adjust the spices according to your taste.
  • I highly recommend soaking the beans for at least 6 hours.
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