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Discussion in 'Cookery Contest Recipes' started by vatsi, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. vatsi

    vatsi Bronze IL'ite

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    Lobia-Palak (Black-eye beans-Spinach) Curry


    1 cup Lobia (Black-eye beans)
    1/2 bunch Palak (Spinach), stems removed, washed and finely chopped
    1" Ginger root
    1 large size Tomato, finely chopped
    1 Onion finely chopped
    2 Green chili finely chopped
    1/2 cup Coriander leaves finely chopped
    1 tsp fresh Lime juice = 1 tsp
    1 Tbsp Canola oil


    1 tsp Red chili powder
    1 tsp Coriander powder
    1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
    1/2 tsp Garam masala
    1/2 tsp Cummin seeds
    1 small grain Hing (Asafoateda)
    Salt to taste

    Wash lobia. Soak in 3 cups of water for 4 hours. Heat a non-sticking skillet and pour oil. Add cummin seeds and hing. After 1/2 a minute, add all the ingredients except lobia, palak and coriander leaves. Add 2-3 tsp water. Let it cook for 5-7 minutes, stir 2-3 times. Keep aside. Put on heat a deep skillet. Pour lobia with water and add palak. Let it boil till the lobia become tender, about 12-15 minutes.
    Pour the masala prepared in step 2 into the skillet of step 3. Stir well.
    Garnish with coriander leaves.
    Serve hot with chappati, roti, tortilla, bread, plain rice, etc.

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