Bobbarlu Boorelu - Black Eyed Peas Sweet

Black eyed peas which is known as Lobia in Hindi and Bobbarlu in Telugu  belongs to legume family. They are also known as "Lucky New Year Food" and thought to bring luck and prosperity when eaten on New Year Eve in some traditions across the world.  Lobia has high nutrition value and they are very rich source of Calcium, vitamin A and Folate.
I always used to make curry with lobia and recently started thinking to make a sweet dish with them. My experiment resulted in a delicious sweet dish " Bobbarlu Boorelu" which is extremely tasty and very easy to prepare.


Black eyed peas (Bobbarlu) : 1 cup
Grated coconut : 1 cup
Jaggery or Sugar : 1 cup
Cardamom powder : 1 tea spoon
Oil for frying

For Cover

All purpose flour (Maida) : 1 cup
Salt : A pinch


Wash and soak black eyed peas for 1 hour
Pressure cook soaked peas for 5 minutes drain the excess water and set aside.
Take a bowl add boiled peas, grated coconut, cardamom powder, jageery or sugar mash it and make a thick paste.
Make 2 to 3 inches round balls with the above mix and set aside.
Take a bowl add all purpose flour(Maida), a pinch of salt and make a thick batter by adding little water at a time.
Heat oil in a karahi/wok 
Dip the round black peas balls in maida batter and deep fry till both side turns into golden brown color.
Delicious Bobaarlu boorelu ready for serve
This dish can be stored for 3 to 4 days.


  1. Very innovative...Looks yummy and delicious...

  2. reminds me of my mom...she loves it....

  3. Mmm...reminds me of our sugiyans...using black eyed beans for the puran sure makes it healthy

  4. Love these snacks anytime...

  5. Wow! this looks absolutely delicious healthy snack.

  6. Nice healthy recipe..looks so yummy

  7. that's very unusual ingredient for boorelu, love the idea of using something other than usual moong dal :)

  8. delicious healthy sweet looks wonderful


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