How to make Spicy Lobia-Cook Smart -

Lobia cooked in the Goan style – spicy and full of flavour

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Black eyed peas (lobia), Turmeric powder (हल्दी का पावडर)

Cuisine : Goan

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Sweet and Sour Onions Mangalorean Toi Dahi Ma Bheeda Aloo Gobhi Methi

Spicy Lobia-Cook Smart

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Goa's 450 years under Portuguese domination produced a unique, syncretic blend of East and West that is at once exotic and strangely familiar.  The various influences have made the Goan cuisine an interesting blend of tastes as a result of which it has a phenomenal repertoire of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies.  Though the recipes and techniques of the two major communities – Hindu and Christian – are different but as a rule the cuisine that comes under the umbrella of Goan is simple but chilli hot and spicy. Traditionally the food is cooked on wood fires in clay pots that are fired by the village potter. Though in the modern times, quite a few Goans have had to leave their land in search of greener pastures, they still get homesick for the smoky flavour of the fish curry and rice that get their distinct taste being cooked in crowded sweaty, smoky kitchens in earthenware pots over wood fires.      

Prep Time : 4-5 hour

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Spicy Lobia-Cook Smart Recipe

  • Black eyed peas (lobia) soaked for 4-6 hours 1 cup

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Coriander seeds 2 teaspoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Dried red chillies 5-6

  • Fresh coconut scraped 1/2 cup + for garnish

  • Oil 1 glass

  • Medium onion roughly chopped 1

  • Green chillies 3

  • Garlic finely chopped 2 teaspoons

  • Sugar 1 teaspoon

  • Tamarind paste 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat sufficient water in a deep non-stick pan. Add black eyed peas, salt and turmeric powder, mix well and boil.

Step 2

Dry roast coriander seeds and cumin seeds till fragrant. Remove from heat and cool.

Step 3

Grind these roasted spices with red chillies, coconut and sufficient water into a smooth paste.

Step 4

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add onion and saute well.

Step 5

Slit green chillies lengthwise and add to the pan. Add garlic and saute for 2 minutes.

Step 6

Add ground paste, mix well and sauté for 2 minutes. Add boiled black eyed peas along with the stock and mix well.

Step 7

Add sugar and tamarind paste and mix well. Simmer for 3-4 minutes.

Step 8

Garnish with a little scraped fresh coconut and serve hot.

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