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pulao made with black eyed beans, onions, herbs and spices.

5 from 2 votes
total time:
30minutes

lobia pulao recipe with step by step photos – delicious pulao made with black eyed beans, onions, herbs and spices. black eyed beans are also called as lobia in hindi, rongi in punjabi and chawli in marathi language.

lobia pulao recipe

black eyed beans is a favorite with us and so i do make some recipes with it. most of the times i make this punjabi lobia recipe with rotis. i also prepare the chawli usal with it and the chawli bhaji. both which i serve at times with steamed rice or chapatis. this pulao recipe is one more recipe that can be made with black eyed beans.

the lobia pulao recipe method is similar to the rajma pulao recipe, i had posted some time back. this is a homely version and not a spicy pulav. i have cooked everything in a pressure cooker. though you can cook the lobia beans as well as the rice in a pot too. details are given in the notes section of recipe card below.

i did not soak the chawli beans. you can soak them for a couple of hours or overnight. but do note that the cooking time reduces if you soak them.

serve chawli pulao with a side accompaniment of curd, raita or a vegetable salad or kachumber.

if you are looking for more pulao recipes then do check:

lobia pulao recipe

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:30 mins
pulao made with black eyed beans, onions, herbs and spices.
Course:main course
Cuisine:north indian
Servings:2 to 3
Author:dassana

INGREDIENTS FOR lobia pulao recipe

(1 CUP = 250 ML)

for pressure cooking lobia

  • ½ cup lobia (black eyed beans or chawli or rongi) or 120 grams lobia
  • 1.5 cups water for pressure cooking
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

for cooking pulao

  • 2 tablespoon oil (can use sunflower or safflower or peanut oil)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • ½ inch cinnamon (dalchini)
  • 3 to 4 cloves (lavang)
  • 2 to 3 green cardamom (chotti elaichi)
  • 1 small to medium tej patta (indian bay leaf)
  • 90 to 100 grams onions or 2 medium onions or ¾ cup sliced onions
  • ½ teaspoon ginger-garlic paste or ½ inch ginger and 3 to 4 medium garlic cloves - crushed in mortar-pestle
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped or ¾ cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder (lal mirch powder)
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • 1 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta)
  • 1 cup heaped basmati rice or 200 grams basmati rice
  • 1.75 cups water
  • salt as required
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves for garnish

HOW TO MAKE lobia pulao recipe

cooking the lobia beans

  • rinse the lobia beans a couple of times in water. then add them in a pressure cooker along with 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  • pour 1.5 cups water. cover and pressure cook lobia on a medium flame for 7 to 8 minutes or for about 9 to 10 whistles. the cooking time varies with the quality and freshness of the lobia beans.
  • this variety of lobia beans were taking a long time to cook. first i pressure cooked for 5 whistles and then checked them. they were still uncooked. then i again pressure cooked for 5 whistles.
  • the lobia beans should be cooked well, but not become mushy.
  • strain the beans and keep aside.
  • when the lobia beans are cooking, rinse 1 heaped cup basmati rice in water till the water runs clear of starch. then soak them for 30 minutes in enough water. after 30 minutes, drain the water and keep aside.

making lobia pulao

  • use the same pressure cooker. just rinse and use again or you can use another pressure cooker. 
  • heat 2 tablespoons oil in it. then add the whole spices - 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds, 1/2 inch cinnamon, 3 to 4 cloves, 2 to 3 green cardamoms and 1 small to medium tej patta.
  • when the spices splutter and become aromatic, add 3/4 cup thinly sliced onions.
  • saute the onions stirring often on a low to medium flame, till they begin to get golden brown.
  • then add 1/2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste. stir and saute till the aroma of ginger-garlic goes away.
  • now add ¾ cup chopped tomatoes and 1 green chili (chopped). mix well and saute for a minute.
  • next add 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder and 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder. mix well.
  • add 1 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves. stir well.
  • then add the cooked lobia beans. mix the beans with the onion-tomato masala mixture.
  • now add the rice. stir and mix the rice with the rest of the ingredients.
  • pour 1.75 cups water. season with salt. stir. check the taste of water and it should be slightly salty. stir.
  • on a medium flame, cover and pressure cook lobia pulao for 7 to 8 minutes or 2 to 3 whistles.
  • when the pressure in the cooker, falls down on its own, remove the lid and gently fluff the rice.
  • garnish with some coriander leaves and serve lobia pulao hot with a side of raita or veg salad.

RECIPE TIPS

- for cooking black eyed beans in a pot or pan:
rinse and soak the beans overnight or for at least 3 to 4 hours.
take a deep bottomed pan or pot. add 2 to 2.5 cups of water along with the black eyed beans and salt. cover the pan and on a medium to high flame cook the beans. if required add more hot water.
- for cooking pulao in a pot.
saute the spices, onions etc in a thick bottomed pot. after adding soaked rice, add 2 cups water. on a low to medium flame, cover and cook till rice is done and all the water is absorbed.
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how to make chawli pulao or lobia pulao

1. rinse the lobia beans a couple of times in water. then add them in a pressure cooker.

making lobia pulao recipe

2. add ¼ teaspoon salt.

making lobia pulao recipe

3. pour 1.5 cups water.

making lobia pulao recipe

4. cover and pressure cook lobia on a medium flame for 7 to 8 minutes or for about 9 to 10 whistles. the cooking time varies with the quality and freshness of the lobia beans. this variety of lobia beans were taking a long time to cook. first i pressure cooked for 5 whistles and then checked them. they were still uncooked. then i again pressure cooked for 5 whistles. the beans should be cooked well, but not become mushy.

making lobia pulao recipe

5. strain the lobia beans and keep aside.

making lobia pulao recipe

6. when the lobia are cooking, rinse 1 heaped cup basmati rice in water till the water runs clear of starch. then soak them for 30 minutes in enough water. after 30 minutes, drain the water and keep aside.

making lobia pulao recipe

7. use the same pressure cooker. just rinse and use again or you can use another pressure cooker. heat 2 tablespoons oil in it. then add the whole spices – ½ teaspoon cumin seeds, ½ inch cinnamon, 3 to 4 cloves, 2 to 3 green cardamoms and 1 small to medium tej patta.

spices for lobia pulao recipe

8. when the spices splutter and become aromatic, add ¾ cup thinly sliced onions.

preparing lobia pulao recipe

9. saute the onions stirring often on a low to medium flame.

making lobia pulao recipe

10. saute till the onions begin to get golden brown.

onions to prepare lobia pulao recipe

11. then add ½ teaspoon ginger-garlic paste. stir and saute till the aroma of ginger-garlic goes away.

ginger for lobia pulao recipe

12. now add ¾ cup chopped tomatoes and 1 green chili (chopped).

tomatoes for lobia pulao recipe

13. mix well and saute for a minute.

making lobia pulao recipe

14. next add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon red chilli powder and ½ teaspoon coriander powder.

spices to make lobia pulao recipe

15. mix well.

making lobia pulao recipe

16. add 1 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves. stir well.

making lobia pulao recipe

17. then add the cooked lobia beans. mix the beans with the onion-tomato masala mixture.

lobia for lobia pulao recipe

18. now add the rice. stir and mix the rice with the rest of the ingredients.

rice to prepare lobia pulao recipe

19. pour 1.75 cups water.

water for making lobia pulao recipe

20. season with salt. stir. check the taste of water and it should be slightly salty.

salt for lobia pulao recipe

21. on a medium flame, cover and pressure cook lobia pulao for 7 to 8 minutes or 2 to 3 whistles. when the pressure in the cooker, falls down on its own , remove the lid and gently fluff the rice.

making lobia pulao recipe

22. garnish with some coriander leaves and serve lobia pulao hot with a side of raita or veg salad.

lobia pulao, lobia pulao recipe

namaste, i am dassana

dassana
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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22 comments/reviews

  1. I have made this 3-4 times. I like the recipe and it’s my new comfort food. thanks you for easy instructions.

    • welcome sanghamitra. glad to know this.

  2. Mam your recipes are so easy to prepare and tastes delicious.. thanl you so much for sharing your skills with us

    • Welcome Mandara. Thanks for your kind words.

  3. Thank you 🙂

    • welcome krupali.

  4. Hello! Love your recipes ?

    Can we use leftover chawli sabzi to make this pulao?

    • you can make chawli rice. just cook some rice and keep aside. let it become warm. then heat some oil, add onions, spices etc. you can use the spices and spice powders mentioned in this recipe. also do avoid adding the same spice or spice powder if you have used it in the chawli sabzi. add the chawli sabzi. mix very well. then add rice and mix again. then serve.

  5. This is cooking in my kitchen right now!
    Can. Not. Wait.

    • thanks and hope you like the pulao 🙂

  6. May I know why my comments are not being published?

    • swathi sometimes comments do go in spam folder however this comment is published 🙂 thanks do let us know if you face this problem again.

  7. I have done this twice already. it’s nice and different. I soaked lobia overnight and cooked along with rice saves nutrients, time and energy. wats say?

    • thankyou swathi 🙂

  8. I have tried this once.. Now doing it again . it’s a nice recipie. what I have done is I have soaked lobia overnight.. so that I can avoid pressure cooking it separately. saves time energy and nutrients

    • thankyou for sharing your tips 🙂

  9. can I use brown rice

    • you can use brown rice, but then add water accordingly as brown rice takes more water to cook.

  10. Hi, I made it at my home. It turned out very delicious.

    • thankyou reena 🙂

  11. Looks yummylishious.. And equally healthy.. Thank you!

    • thankyou preeti and you are welcome.

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