In an attempt to consume as many varieties of legumes as possible, I tried this combination of Black eyed beans and spices.  Also I am trying to sneak in walnuts as much as possible into my cooking these days and we all fell in love with this curry. The health benefits of eating legumes and whole grains  need to be stressed time and again. These days it is getting harder and harder for the kids to stay on a healthy diet what with numerous junk snacks available at every place and advertised on tv and elsewhere. So it is on us, as parents, to make sure the kids get to eat as much healthy food as possible. One more such attempt is here..

Black Eyed Beans Curry

Ingredients - 

Black Eyed Beans/Alasandalu/Bobbarlu 1 cup
Onion Chopped 1/2 cup
Tomato Chopped 1/2 - 1 cup
Walnuts 6-7
Ginger-Garlic Paste 1 tsp
Milk 1/2 cup (Optional)
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Mirchi Powder 1/2 tsp (Or as per taste)
Garam Masala 1 tsp (or as per taste)
Amchur Powder 1 tsp

Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, Jeera 1 tsp)

Method Of Preparation - 

Soak the black eyed beans for about 6-8 hrs and pre-treat them. (Pre-treating is optional)

Pressure cook the beans with a little salt.

In a heated sauce pan add a little oil and saute the onions and then tomatoes.

Make a paste of the sauteed onions and tomatoes, walnuts and also ginger and garlic.

In the same heated sauce pan, add a little more oil and add jeera.

After the jeera changes color, add the onion-tomato paste and a little water.

Also add the turmeric, mirchi powder and amchur powder.

Let the mixture cook until oil oozes out. Add the cooked beans and adjust the salt and other flavors.

Finally add a little milk and garam masala and cook for about 4-5 min.

Garnish and serve with roti/naan/pulao.

Sending this curry to Umm Mymoonah's 'Anyone can cook' series.

Preparation Time 40 min (Excl soaking time)
Serves 3-4 Adults
Posted by Harini on Thursday, January 27, 2011


  1. aipi Says:
  2. Protein packed n delicious..I never used milk in this curry..will try it!

    US Masala

  3. Milder yummy version of Black pea curry, I love to have with chapati..

  4. Saritha Says:
  5. I love this curry.We this very often at home

  6. liked the addition of walnuts here. Yummy curry to go with rotis

    Hamaree Rasoi

  7. Lovely curry..walnuts r my fav dry fruits..I m sure it would have done magic

  8. Priya Suresh Says:
  9. Omg walnuts in curry,thats really interesting,yummy curry..

  10. Archana Says:
  11. Using walnuts is new to me. Must try. Good one.

  12. Umm Mymoonah Says:
  13. Healthy, delicious curry. Would love to have this as a side. Thank you for linking with Any One can Cook :)

  14. Unknown Says:
  15. Wow, looks lovely. I still have to experiment more with these beans.

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