Ayurvedic Cooking

Ayurvedic touch to Modern and Traditional Vegetarian recipes [Yummy & Easy Recipes without Onion, Garlic, Soy, Mushroom and Nightshades(Tomato/Potato/Bell Pepper/Eggplant)]

Okra & Black-Eyed Peas Subji

Okra & Black-Eyed Peas Subji.png

Okra & Black-Eyed Peas Subji

Serves: 2

Choose organic ingredients whenever possible.

Ingredients : (Visit English – Tamil – Hindi translation/ஆங்கிலம்-தமிழ் மொழி பெயர்பு)

  • Okra – 2 cups (Cut into 1/2 ” pieces)
  • Boiled Black-Eyed Peas – 1 1/2 cups
  • Shredded Ginger – 1 tsp
  • Homemade Masala Powder – 1 tsp
  • Ajwain – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Lime juice – 2 tsp
  • Ghee – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Salt – To taste

Get Started:

  • Before boiling dried Black-eyed peas, dry roast it, rinse and soak it overnight. Drain the water and boil it in fresh water with a pinch of turmeric and a drop of ghee.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and add mustard seeds. Once the seeds pop, add cumin seeds, ajwain and Asafoetida. Saute for few seconds.
  • Add okra & turmeric powder and cook covered in low-medium flame till the veggies turn soft.
  • Then add boiled black-eyed peas, masala powder, shredded ginger, salt and mix well.
  • Cook it covered in low flame till the raw smell goes off.
  • Switch off the flame and add lime juice before serving.

Tasty and healthy Okra and Black-eyed Peas Subji is ready!

Enjoy it as a side-dish for any Variety Rice.


  • Okra is Tridoshic. It is a good memory-booster and has a pre-biotic property too.
  • Dry roasting and soaking is must for all lentils and beans as this helps in removing the Phytic acid which prevents absorption.
  • Black-eyed peas is Vata aggravating. People with Vata imbalance or those with poor digestion must avoid this bean as all large beans are channel clogging. Even for a healthy individual, I would recommend having black-eyed peas only occasionally, that too, with proper spices. Have it on the days when you are going to be very active which helps in better digestion.

Single Post Navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: