Cow Peas/Lobia is one of the most popular and important legumes. They can be grown in a poorly conditioned soil. Cow Peas/Lobia is also known as the black-eyed pea. It is a bean. The beans are oval shaped and have a creamy white or off-white coat with a black spot on the place where it is attached to the bean pod. They are known for their nutritional values. They have a unique taste and flavour. There are much different varieties like the red, black, white, brown and much more. Cow Peas/Lobia is the main ingredient of dal or dal makhani. They are very good for hair and skin health. They got their name as 'cowpeas’ because in earlier days they were used for feeding the cattle as a fodder crop. They were first found in southern United states. In some places, they can be found growing in the wild. They adopt any type of soil easily. In India, they are used for making dals. They are washed and cooked in a pressure cooker along with some selected spices, and vegetables. They are very good for a healthy diet. They become very soft on cooking. The beans are also used as a vegetable but the beans are found to be more useful due to their health benefits. Though they are grown in wild they are also cultivated for good quality beans. They are selected manually for the best quality. The best part is that they have a long shelf life as they are available in dried form.
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Cow Peas/Lobia is used for making dals
In Tamil Nadu, they are used for making steamed sweet dumplings called kozhukattai.
They are added as an ingredient in Sambhar.
Cow Peas/Lobia are used for making puzhi kuzhambu which is a tamarind curry.
They are used for cooking with coconut milk.
Cow Peas/Lobia can be stored in olive oil and had as an appetiser.
Cow Peas/Lobia can be consumed as salads.
Cow Peas/Lobia are used for making rice cakes.
Cow Peas balances the level of cholesterol in the blood.
They remove the free radicals harmful for the body.
Cow Peas regulates blood sugar level.
They are used for treating heart problems.
Cow Peas is used for reducing the risk of fatal diseases like cancer, stroke etc.
It is used for treating pancreatic troubles.
It is used for treating bowel related problems.
Cow Peas delays the aging process.
It is a good ingredient for weight loss.
It keeps the hair healthy.
Cow Peas resolves sleeping problems.
Cow Peas/Lobia is highly preferred for lunch and dinner. They can also be had in breakfast in different dishes.
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