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Lobia potato salad recipe

Lobia salad - cowpeas salad

An easy and simple bean salad recipe with lobia, potatoes, veggies and Indian spices.
Course Salad
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Cowpeas
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Soaking time 8 hours
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Sravanthi


  • 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
  • ¼ cup Sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • ¼ tsp Garam masala powder
  • ¼ tsp Chaat masala
  • ¼ tsp Jaggery powder
  • ¼ tsp roasted cumin powder
  • ½ tsp Pepper powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice


  • 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.
  • Add all mentioned spices, lemon juice and olive oil to the above mixture and mix everything well.
  • Add cooked cowpeas, coriander leaves and sunflower seeds and give it a final mix. The salad is ready to serve !!
  • Salad can be served cold or hot. Make sure to add salt and sunflower seeds just before serving.