Thursday, October 17, 2013

Black eyed beans curry / Chowlai ki sabzi

Black eyed peas curry is delicious and nutritious, eaten with plain steamed rice or vegetable pulao or even Indian flat breads, it is the comfort food for me. It is a simple, quick curry that is perfect side dish for a nutritious meal.

Black eyed peas is packed with proteins, vitamins and minerals, making them ideal for growing children.

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins

Ingredients :
  • 1 cup chawali / black eyed beans
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds (rai / sarson)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • pinch of asafetida
  • 1 small onion roughly chopped
  • 1 medium tomato roughly chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves (lehsun)
  • small piece of ginger (adrak)
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves
  • 5-6 curry leaves

1.Soak black eyed beans in water at least 4-5 hours and next drain excess water. Boil with 1 cup of
   water with turmeric powder and salt till cooked in a pressure cooker.
2.Blend onion, tomato, ginger, garlic cloves into a paste and keep aside.
3.In a pan, add oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves and asafetida and saute it for a while.
4. Next add grinded paste, saute it till it starts to leave oil.
5. Now add red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt. Stir them well.
6.Add black eyed peas, salt to taste and water as required to achieve desired consistency and simmer for a few minutes.
7. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with plain steamed rice, pulao or jeera rice(cumin seed flavored rice) or with Indian flat bread (chapaties /rotis).

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  1. Looks perfect .Lovely curry .hey want to mail you about my guest post .Are you posting ?May be if you don't want to show the comment is fin with me .

  2. Very delicious and yummy curry, love to have it with rotis...

  3. Yummy looking black eye bean curry ,Pooja.

  4. One of my favourites too! Love the look of your dish, Pooja!


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