Lobiya/chawli/black eye peas/cowpea/alasandalu curry

4 servings
30 min
30 min


Number of serving: 4
Black Eye Peas are quite popular in the west especially South America. It is often used in Indian Cooking as well. In the United States and particularly in the South, they are traditionally eaten on New Year's Day for good luck throughout the year. Black eyed peas provide a number of nutrients, are a rich source of fiber and can be used in a number of recipes. For Vegetarians,

such beans can provide a needed source of iron. No matter how you choose to prepare them, black eyed peas can be wonderful supplement to your healthy eating plan.

Health Benefits of Black Eye Peas:

1.Black eye peas are an excellent source of Calcium, Vitamin A and C. It has good amount of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6 and pantothenic acid. It has small amount of folate.

2. Black eye peas low in fat and high in quality protein, but they also have the

added bonus of soluble fiber's disease-preventing qualities.

3. They are rich in lignans, which may play a role in preventing osteoporosis,

heart disease, and certain cancers.

4. The flavonoids in beans may help reduce heart disease and cancer risk. phytosterols, also in legumes, help reduce blood cholesterol levels.

5. Black eyed peas is rich pottassium with good amount of magnesium and phosphorous. It also has small amount of iron, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium.

6. They are low in fat and sodium and contain no cholesterol.

Nutritional High lights:

Black eyed peas, 1 Cup (boiled)

Calories: 160

Protein: 5.23g

Carbohydrate: 33.5g

Total Fat: 0.63g

Fiber: 8.2g

Excellent source of: Calcium(211mg), Folate(209mcg)


1 Cup Black eye peas

2 Small Tomatoes

2 Garlic flakes

1 inch Ginger piece

3/4 tbs Garam masala

1/4 tbs turmeric

Salt to taste

Red chilly powder to taste

15-18 Cashews

2- 3 tbs oil


  • 1. Before cooking dried black peas,Soak them for 4 - 6 hours.
    2. Rinse well with cold water. Presuure cook them with adding little salt and water.
    3. Take the cashews and soak them for 2 hours.
    4. Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped onions and fry till the onions turn into light
    brown color.
    5. Add Ginger and garlic paste and stir well.
    6. Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric,salt and stir well and cook till the tomatoes
    absorbs the flavour.
    7. Take the soaked cashews and make a fine paste.
    8. Add cashews paste and mix well. Cook for a while.
    9. Add cooked black eye peas. Bring it to boil.
    10.Finally add garam masala, red chilly powder and combine well. Cover to cook
    on medium heat upto 10 min.
    11. Black eye peas curry is ready to serve with hot rice/roti/parata.


Lobiya/Chawli/Black Eye Peas/Cowpea/Alasandalu curry, photo 1
Lobiya/Chawli/Black Eye Peas/Cowpea/Alasandalu curry, photo 2


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