Stir-Fried Black Eyed Beans


150 gm black eyed beans, soaked overnight and drained
1 medium onion, finely sliced
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
2 ripe tomatoes, chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp sugar
large pinch of asafoetida
2 tbsp oil
chopped coriander leaves


  1. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add the cumin seeds, fry it and then add the asafoetida and sliced onion and stir fry until golden.
  2. Stir in the ginger-garlic paste and mix well.
  3. Add the black eyed beans, chilli powder and turmeric powder, fry for 1 min.
  4. Add the tomatoes , garam masala, sugar and salt and mix well. Add a little water, cover and bring to the boil.
  5. Reduce the heat and simmer until done.The beans should retain their shape.
  6. Serve hot, garnished with coriander leaves.


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