Ayurvedic Recipe · Cooked Salad · Okra · Poriyal/ Curry · Recipe without Onion/ Garlic · Side Dish

Okra & Black-Eyed Peas Subji

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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.

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