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Black Eyed Beans

black eyed beans
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In the western cuisine, black eyed beans are often found in salads but this legume can be cooked into an Indian stew into a thick saucy soupy version having a unique set of relishing flavour. The fragrant aromatic black eyed beans are prepared to perfection in spicy-curry in the Indian adaptation, made with a delicate blending of ambrosial creamy textures, sometimes, sprinkled with seasonal greens and vegetables to get a fresh taste.

Black Eyed Beans are small cream flavoured beans often found in American and African cuisine served with a combination of bacon and white rice – eaten on the New Year Day to bring good luck with a slew of other great things. In India, it can be added to the main course meal as a replacement or complementing dal tadka (or other curries) to get a full satisfying vegetarian feast served with herbs, pickles, salads and mint-flavoured curd.

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Black Eyed Beans curry is a low-fat/low-calorie recipe, made from 100% pure herbs and spices.

  • This is palao friendly vegetarian curry, suitable for veg - vegans.
  • It is prepared without any artificial colours, flavors and preservatives.
  • It can be served with jeera rice or nan.
  • It is a nutritious, easy to digest, palatable curry, an excellent source of fiber, proteins, vitamins, and minerals.
  • For vegetarians, such beans provide the needed source of iron.
  • It can be taken every day and is prominently found in pure-vegetarian Indian Tiffin Service.

About Black Eyed Beans
Traditionally, the black eyed beans were found in Greece and Caribbean cuisine. In Greece, it is called mavromatika where the method of preparation of the dish is similar to the Indian style of cooking. 

In the European cuisine, it is prepared with bacon or meat to get a buttery, garlicky taste where the final version is sauteed with cayenne pepper sugar and the vinegar to get a sweet-sour tang.

Restaurant-style Black Eyed Beans
Black Eyed Beans curried vegetarian recipe is lightly-spiced but the Indian restaurants may prepare it in strong aromatic spices and add cream at the end of preparation to get a glossy tadka.

In south Indian restaurants, it can be made in coconut curry and coconut oil.

Homemade Black Eyed Beans
A selection of a wide range of aromatic spices can get a strong tadka of black eyed beans but it can be prepared with light spices in Indian homes to get a personalized flavor.

To prepare it, one has to soak the peas in water overnight and saute it in curry paste. You can add asafetida, cumin, green chilli, Kashmiri red- chilli powder and other ingredients as per taste to the boiling peas until you get a tenderized version which can be garnished with the wedges of lemon and served with roti or rice.

How to serve?
Black Eyed Beans is one of the most aromatic flavored appetizing curries taken in the main course lunch or dinner meal complemented with aromatic yogurt to get a real experience. It can be served with roti, plain rice or polao rice.

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