Lobia cowpeas potato salad recipe
Salads,  Vegan

Cowpeas salad | Lobia salad


Cowpeas salad – An easy and healthy vegan salad with cowpeas, potatoes and other veggies. This salad is mildly spiced with Indian spices.

Cowpeas or black-eyed peas or lobia is a type of legume which can grow in harsh climatic conditions and yet nutritional powerhouses. All beans and legumes will provide nitrogen to the soil in which they grow. Hence it is sustainable to the environment as well to grown different types of beans and legumes.

Lobia is a rich source of fiber which will ease stomach conditions. They are rich in B vitamins, Iron,  Magnesium, Potassium. Like other legumes, the outer layer will have phytic acid which will act as anti-nutrient. To reduce the effect of phytates, we need to soak them for at least 8 hours. Soaking and sprouting of grains and legumes will make the nutrients more bioavailable. You can read more about phytic acid content in millets here.

These are high in proteins and vegetarians should include all types of beans and legumes for getting adequate protein in their diets. If you feel bloated after eating any type of legume or beans, then you should definitely soak them so that your digestive system can handle it.

In this cowpeas potato salad, I am using cowpeas and potatoes as main ingredients. Potatoes have good carbohydrates and when combined with lobia, will become a complete meal. We usually have this salad for dinner, but this can be good for any meal. You can read about potatoes and mashed potato recipe here.

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Recipe of cowpeas salad:

Lobia or cowpeas potato salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Soaking time
8 hrs
Total Time
30 mins
 

An easy and simple bean salad recipe with lobia, potatoes, veggies and Indian spices.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Cowpeas
Servings: 4
Author: Sravanthi
Ingredients
  • 2.5 cups Cooked lobia or cowpeas 1 cup unsoaked cowpeas will yield 2.5 cups soaked cowpeas
  • 250 gms Potato
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 Onion
  • 1/4 cup Sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 1/4 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 1/4 tsp Chaat masala
  • 1/4 tsp Jaggery powder
  • 1/4 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Soak 1 cup cowpeas or lobia in 3 cups water for 8 hours.

  2. Drain water from soaked cowpeas and wash them well for a couple of times.

  3. Pressure cook these by adding 2 cups of water for 4 whistles. It will take around 15 minutes.

  4. While cowpeas are getting cooked, chop potatoes into cubes and steam them or boil them with enough water.

  5. Finely chop onion, tomatoes, cucumber, coriander leaves and keep it aside.

  6. Take boiled potatoes and add finely chopped veggies and mix everything.

  7. Add all mentioned spices, lemon juice and olive oil to the above mixture and mix everything well.

  8. Add cooked cowpeas, coriander leaves and sunflower seeds and give it a final mix. The salad is ready to serve !!

  9. Salad can be served cold or hot. Make sure to add salt and sunflower seeds just before serving.

Steps to make cowpeas salad:

  • Soak 1 cup cowpeas or lobia in 3 cups water for 8 hours.
  • Drain water from soaked cowpeas and wash them well for a couple of times.
  • Pressure cook these by adding 2 cups of water for 4 whistles. It will take around 15 minutes.
  • While cowpeas are getting cooked, chop potatoes into cubes and steam them or boil them with enough water.
  • Finely chop onion, tomatoes, cucumber, coriander leaves and keep it aside.
  • Take boiled potatoes and add finely chopped veggies and mix everything.

Lobia salad veggies

  • Add all mentioned spices, lemon juice and olive oil to the above mixture and mix everything well.

Lobia salad spices

Lobia salad recipe

  • Add cooked cowpeas, coriander leaves and sunflower seeds and give it a final mix. The salad is ready to serve !!

Lobia cowpeas salad recipe

  • Salad can be served cold or hot. Make sure to add salt and sunflower seeds just before serving.

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