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Lobia Masala Recipe

This Pakistani style lobia masala (white beans with an onion-tomato base) is an easy vegetarian meal that is perfect for busy weeknights.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani Cuisine
Servings 4 people
Calories 421 kcal


  • 2 tablespoon neutral oil
  • ½ teaspoon crushed ginger
  • ½ teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1 small yellow or red onion thinly sliced in half rings
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • 2 roma tomatoes roughly chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 15-ounce can of white beans
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 tablespoon diced cilantro


  • Heat oil in saucepan. Add chopped onion and fry on medium-low heat until evenly brown, about 10 minutes.
  • Add crushed ginger and garlic and fry for roughly one minute or until fragrant.
  • Add coriander powder and fry for another minute until fragrant.
  • Increase heat to high, and add chopped tomatoes, salt and red chili flakes. Fry until soft, about 7 - 10 minutes.
  • Add white beans and stir well. Bring down heat to medium, and let the beans simmer in the masala for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and place in serving bowl. Top with lemon juice and diced cilantro for garnish.


I personally love these beans with toast but they are also great with chapati/roti. 
Keyword legumes, Vegan