A variety of preparations are made from Black eyed beans / Lobia. Posting a simple Saar Upkari which is a favourite with the Mangaloreans because of its aroma of garlic and coconut oil. It can be used as a mixer for rice or had as a soup.
- 125 gms Lobia washed and pressure cooked with salt.
- 4 broken red chilly bits
- 15 flakes garlic crushed
- 1 tomato chopped fine.
- 2 tbsps coconut oil or any oil of your choice.
Add the chopped tomato to the cooked Lobia and boil well. Heat 2 tbsps oil. Add the crushed garlic. When it turns golden brown add the broken red chilly bits. Toss. Drop it into the saarupkari. Boil well and keep aside for half an hour for the flavours to infuse.
Note: if serving as a soup just mash a ladleful of the cooked beans to give it a creamy consistency.
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