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Friday, 16 September 2016

Black Eyed Bean / Lobia Salad Recipe / Healthy Eating


Black Eyed Bean also known as lobia in Hindi is packed with lots of health benefits. This legume is rich in antioxidants ,contains necessary flavinoids , is low in calories and has no cholesterol . It helps in weight loss and is good for heart and the digestive system.


Lobia is called chavali in Marathi and we Maharashtrians make a spicy curry called chavalichi usal from it. I will share that recipe sometime later. Today i am here with a delicious , filling and protein packed salad recipe using this healthy legume. A refreshing salad which can be had as a breakfast or served during lunch. If you have boiled lobia ready at hand , this salad can be made in a jiffy. This oil free dish can be enjoyed as a guilt free snacks in between meals or served to kids after school. This salad is great breakfast option for all the fitness freaks and all those who intend to loose weight. 


Adding fruits and veggies to the boiled black eyed beans makes this salad all the more appealing and healthier. I have added chopped Apples, Cucumber, Tomatoes , Onions, Pomegranate seeds , Coriander leaves and Lime juice . You may add carrots, boiled potatoes , beetroot or any fruit or vegetable of your choice to the salad.

Serves: 2
Preparation Time : 6 hours ( including the time required for soaking the beans)
Cooking Time : 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • ½  cup Black Eyed Beans / Lobia
  • ¼ cup chopped Apple
  • ¼  cup chopped Cucumber
  • ¼ cup Pomegranate Seeds
  • 1 small Tomato , finely chopped
  • 1 small Onion , finely chopped (optional)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh Coriander leaves
  • ½ tsp Chaat masala (optional)
  • ½  tsp freshly ground Black Pepper Corns
  • Salt to taste.

Method:

  1. Rinse and soak the Black Eyed Beans in enough water for 6 hours or overnight. Drain the beans and boil them using fresh water either in an open vessel or in a pressure cooker for 1-2 whistle. Lobia cook very fast so be cautious and do not over cook them.

    2.    Meanwhile chop all the fruits and veggies and keep ready. 


   3.  In a large mixing bowl take all the chopped fruits and vegetables and the boiled beans. Season it with salt , pepper powder , chaat masala and lime juice. Toss very well . Garnish with chopped coriander and serve.




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  1. I love this salad, now I know what to do with my batch of lobia still lying in the cabinet.

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