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Menu of the week 10th Aug & Recipe of Rongi

Rongi is black eyed beans (cowpeas) which are cooked in a delicious gravy to create a dish which tastes amazing with rotis or rice!
Course Main Course
Cuisine north indian, punjabi


  • 1 cup black eyed beans washed and soaked for an hour
  • 1 tsp jeera seeds
  • 1 onion large grated
  • 2 tomatoes large pureed
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • to taste salt
  • Handful coriander leaves to garnish


  • Cook  the washed, soaked black eyed beans with salt, turmeric and about 2 cups of water for about 12 mins in a cooker on simmer after the first whistle. While the steam is releasing, make the curry base for the same.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan, add the jeera seeds and fry till brown. Add the grated onions and fry till they turn golden brown for about 5 mins. Continue stirring at this point since it might get burnt fast.
  • Add tomato puree and continue cooking till the oil leaves the side. At this point, add the dry masalas and saute for another 1 minute.
  • Add the boiled beans along with water and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Add more water it the gravy feels very thick.
  • Serve with steamed or jeera rice, salad and a spoon of curd.


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