Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas | How to Cook Black Eyed Peas in the Instant Pot(Lobia/Chavali)

How to Cook No-Soak Black Eyed Peas in the Instant Pot

Hello Foodies,

           A healthy alternative to canned Black Eyed Peas that are ready to use in any recipe. I use my Instant Pot to cook pulses, beans(no soaking required)! The cooking time for soaked and unsoaked beans is different.

Forget soaking the black-eyed peas? No worries about pre-soaking and the beans will be fully cooked in only 30 minutes! Cooking beans in the Instant Pot is super fast and cooks a pot of beans with no hands-on attention required. This recipe is perfect for flavorful beans that can be used in many ways. If you are using non-soaked beans, I recommend boiling the beans for about 10 minutes first to break down the lectins.

Video Recipe:

How to Soak Black Eyed Peas(Overnight Soaking Method)?

  • Rinse the Black Eyed Peas in a colander, remove rocks or debris.
  • Transfer the Black Eyed Peas to a pot and fill with clean water and add another two inches to the top. 
  • The peas will swell as they soak so the extra water is important.
  • Cover the pot and let it sit overnight.
  • The next morning, strain the beans and proceed with your recipe.

How to Quick Soak Black Eyed Peas:

  • If you don't soak peas overnight, you should at least quick-soak them.
  • Cover peas with water in a stockpot and bring to a boil.
  • Remove from heat, cover, and let the peas stand for at least one hour.
  • Then you are ready to cook the peas according to the recipe!
  • This quick soaking method makes preparing dry peas a breeze. So go ahead and buy bulk, then store and prep those beans with ease!

Add Flavorings, If You Want-

  • To make flavorful black-eyed peas, you can add a few garlic cloves, green chilies to the pot along with the salt. 
  • You could also add herbs, like bay leaves or dried oregano, fresh herbs are good too, such as rosemary, thyme, or cilantro and you'll have a flavorful pot of creamy, tender peas in no time at all.

  • 1 Cup Black-Eyed Peas Soaked in water for 5-6 hours
  • 3-4 Cups of Water


To Cook Black Eyed Peas in the Instant Pot:

  • Wash dried black-eyed peas under tap water until water runs clear.
  • Soak peas in the water for 5-6 hours.
  • Transfer the black-eyed peas into the pan and add 2 cups of water.
  • Turn on the instant pot and pour 2 cups of water.
  • Place the trivet and the peas pot.
  • Close the lid and place the vent in the sealing position. 
  • Now, Pressure Cook on Manual Mode(Hi) for 6 minutes. 
  • NPR for 5 minutes and then release the remaining pressure manually.
  • Take the peas pan out and drain the water from the beans and let it cool.
  • Perfectly cooked, tender, and tasty peas are ready to use in recipes. 

Dietary Comment:

  • The calorie count is based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • 1 Cup of Cooked Black Eyed Peas contains 198 calories, along with 35 g carbohydrates, 11 g dietary fiber, 0.9 g fats, and 13 g protein.
  • Portion size can always be increased or decreased depending on your health goals and activity level.
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