HOW TO MAKE LOBIA MASALA IN MEALTHY MULTIPOT?
Lobia Masala- Indian style Vegan and gluten free Black eyed peas curry made in Mealthy Multipot
Lobia Masala or Lobia Masala curry is an easy Vegan and gluten free dish that can be served with rice, roti or naan.
Lobia Masala Curry In Mealthy Multipot
Making Lobia masala in the Mealthy Multipot is very easy. Its mess free and requires no baby sitting at all.
You can make the same black eyed peas curry in your Instant pot as well. For the Instant Pot Lobia Masala, use the same timings mentioned in this post.
The only changes that you have to make while using your Instant pot is to use the Manual mode which is the same as the Pressure cook mode on Mealthy.
Pressure cooker Lobia Masala
If you do not have an instant pot or Mealthy, then you can make this curry in a regular pressure cooker too.
Follow all the steps for sauteeing . Close the pressure cooker’s lid and cook for 6 to 7 whistles on low flame.
Once done, switch off flame and let pressure release naturally. If you find the curry watery, mash the beans slightly. Simmer the curry for 3 to 4 mins and your pressure cooker Lobia masala will be done.
How To Cook Beans or Dried Beans In Mealthy Multipot?
There s a preset menu available for making beans chili in the Mealthy Multipot. However, i have used the pressure cooking mode today to cook my curry.
I ll be sharing how to cook using the Beans Chili mode very soon. So stay tuned folks.
Why didnt my black eyed peas cook well?
Black eyed peas is one of the trickiest beans to cook in an instant pot or mealthy multipot.
Any recipe that uses black eyed peas in combination with tomato takes longer to cook because of the acidic nature of tomatoes. This is what i have observed many times.
Similarly, your black eyed peas may not be cooked as easily because they are old. Fresh black eyed peas take lesser time to cook and also need not be hydrated for longer time.
In case you are not sure about the age of the beans, then make sure you hydrate them for at least 6 hours. This will help in cooking faster.
Tomato Paste vs Fresh Tomatoes in Curries
So, you are out of tomatoes. But are really desperate to make this delicious recipe. Then, feel free to substitute the fresh tomatoes with 1 to 2 tablespoon tomato paste.
You can also use tomato puree to make this curry. If you are using tomato puree, you ll need 1 c of tomato puree. Both homemade and store bought tomato puree work well in this recipe.
Substitutes for Garlic Paste
Most Indian households stock ginger garlic paste but not garlic paste. In case you do not have access to garlic paste, then substitute it with 2 to 3 small cloves of garlic that has been minced very finely.
Water Measurements for Mealthy
I have used 250 ml of water to make this curry. I have not tried with water less than this. However, if you are using tomato paste in place of the fresh tomatoes, you will need up to 300 ml of water.
In case you are using tomato puree, then you will require only 200 ml of water.
If you are using a pressure cooker to make this curry, then use only 250 ml of water in all the cases.
Black eyed peas curry and pairings
This protein rich curry pairs well with everything from plain basmati rice to rotis.
If you are looking for ideas to serve this Mealthy Lobia Masala curry with, then check out our
If you are looking for more vegetarian and vegan Protein rich dishes, then explore these recipes:
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Shall we now check how to make Lobia Masala In Mealthy Multipot?
I have used two modes of cooking today to make this curry.
First is the saute mode. We initially sauteed all the ingredients. For this, we set the Mealthy to Saute mode for 6 mins.
Then once i sauteed the ingredients, i added the beans and water. Then i pressure cooked this on high pressure for 10 mins using the pressure cook mode.
Once done, i let the pressure release naturally.
Then i turned on the saute mode again, mashed the beans a little, simmered the curry for 3 to 4 mins and finally garnished it.
Here s the video on how to cook Lobia Masala using Mealthy Multipot:
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Now here s the recipe for Lobia Masala in Mealthy Multipot
Lobia Masala In Mealthy
- Mealthy Multipot
- 1.5 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 c finely chopped onions
- 1 teaspoon garlic paste
- 1.75 teaspoon salt or to taste
- 2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- ¾ teaspoon paprika
- 1.5 c well hydrated black eyed peas refer post for more details
- 250 ml water
- 6 to 7 mint leaves
- 2 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
- Turn on the Mealthy and set it to Saute mode on 6 mins
- Add the oil and allow it to heat up.
- Once hot, add the cumin seeds and crackle them.
- When the cumin crackles, add the onions and garlic paste. Mix well and saute them on 1.5 to 2 mins or until onions turn soft and pink.
- Once done, add the spice powders along with salt, mix well and saute for 30 secs taking care not to burn them.
- Now, add tomatoes, mix and saute until tomatoes turn mushy.
- When tomatoes are mushy, add the beans and water. Add the mint leaves. Mix well.
- Switch off saute mode. Close the Mealthy with the lid and turn the pressure valve to Sealing position.
- Set the Mealthy to Pressure cook mode on high pressure for 10 mins.
- Once cooked, wait for pressure to release naturally.
- When pressure drops, open, mix well and switch on the saute mode again and set it to 4 mins.
- Mash the beans slightly using a potato masher. Mix well and simmer for 4 mins. This is to reduce the water and thicken the curry.
- Garnish with cilantro leaves. Mix well and your Lobia Masala is ready to be served.
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