Monday, 7 September 2009

Chowli Churry ~ Black Eyed Beans Curry

chowli curry

Chowli Curry is 'R''s favourite curry, he can have this any time of the day. Chowli curry can be prepared in a jiffy and it taste simply delicious as I add varieties of masalas, to make it more chat pata and yummy.

Chowli or Black Eyed Beans are low in fat, high in proteins and rich in fibre. After having this curry, you bound to fill full due to rich fibre contents in chowli. In addition a diet high in fibre can reduce your risk of developing diabetes and help lower blood cholestrol levels, which can reduce the risk of heart diseases.

1 Cup of Chowli (Black Eyed Beans)
2 Medium Sized Onions
2 Medium Sized Tomatoes
6 - 7 Garlic cloves
1 Small Ginger Piece
4 - 5 Curry Leaves
1 Teaspoon Cumin seeds
1 Teaspoon Coriander powder
1 Teaspoon Cumin powder
1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric powder
Pinch of Hing (Asafoedita)
1 Teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
1 Teaspoon Pav Bhaji Masala
1 Teaspoon Chana Masala Powder
1 Tablespoon Chopped Coriander
Juice of 1/2 Lime
Salt to taste


1. Soak chowli ~ Black Eyed Beans for 6-7 hours or overnight. Once soaked, clean them in running water and drain them.

2. Take onions, ginger and garlic cloves in a bowl, and grind it to a smooth paste in a food processor.

3. Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add a pinch of hing and cumin seeds. Once the seeds starts spluttering add curry leaves and onion, ginger and garlic paste. Saute till onions turns light golden brown in colour.

4. In the same food processor container, grind the tomatoes in to a smooth paste. Add this tomato paste in the onion mixture and saute it.

5. Add pinch of salt, coriander powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder, hing and a pinch of salt and mix it well and saute the onion and tomato mixture.

6. Take a small bowl, add garam masala powder, pav bhaji masala and chana masala powder. Add two tablespoon of water in these masala and mix well to make a smooth paste. Add this paste in the pressure cooker and mix well with the onion and tomato paste. Allow the mixture to simmer for few minutes on a low flame. Mixing masalas with the water allows the masala to cook well and it gives a real different taste to the curry.

7. Once the masalas are cooked, add drained black eyed beans, water and salt to taste and mix well. Close the lid of the cooker and allow it cook.

8. Cook till 6 - 8 whistles, switch off the gas and allow the cooker to cool down. Once cool open the lid and add chopped coriander and lime juice to the curry. Allow the curry to simmer for 2 minutes.

9. Serve hot with rotis or parathas or even with rice.

This post is my entry for my Dear Friend Viki's
Side Dish For Chapati

This post heads to
MLLA- 15 hosted by Sia at Monsoon spice and is the Brain child of Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook

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Finla 7 September 2009 at 14:24  

I love this curry it looks super yumm.

Aps Kitchen 7 September 2009 at 14:45  

Purva this is one of our fav beans... wil try this version :)

Sailaja Damodaran 7 September 2009 at 14:54  

nice beans recipe....i love them,congrats on ur award

Vani 7 September 2009 at 15:02  

One of the tastier beans. Looks good, Purva!

notyet100 7 September 2009 at 15:16  

chowli curry looks yum Purva,.

Parita 7 September 2009 at 15:37  

This is one of my fav, love it with rice! congratulations on your award dear!

Pari Vasisht 7 September 2009 at 16:16  

Congrats on your awards. Love this bean and adding pav bhaaji masala must is a good thought.

Preeti Kashyap 7 September 2009 at 16:56  

yummm click! Great recipe!

Sushma Mallya 7 September 2009 at 17:56  

Congrats on ur awards!...Love Chawli beans curry of my fav....looks very nice and delicious..

Shama Nagarajan 7 September 2009 at 18:11  

congrats on all ur awards dear..yummy healthy recipe..please do participate in my first cooked food event

Anu 7 September 2009 at 18:30  

Congrats on all your awards dear... Chowli curry looks so yummy..... Nice picture

chakhlere 7 September 2009 at 19:19  

I have been craving this since long... its just yummy!! Loved the recipe.

congrats for the awards!!

Unknown 7 September 2009 at 21:07  

Love this beans curry, very delicious one. Congrats on your awards.

Gita Jaishankar 8 September 2009 at 01:31  

The curry looks very delicious...very healthy with rotis...congrats on all your awards dear :)

Uj 8 September 2009 at 02:20  

I love the texture ans taste of chowli.. Looks good

Sanghi 8 September 2009 at 03:05  

Looks delicious purva! Healthy curry!

Uma 8 September 2009 at 06:51  

yummy curry! congrats on the awards dear :)

Anonymous,  8 September 2009 at 12:49  

I love this beans too..but have not tried such a curry..yummy .

lubnakarim06 8 September 2009 at 13:26  

Wow...that's an new recipe to me...looks yum.....very appetizing pics.....Iam not able to open u r blog using google is taking time to open in IE also...check it once dear...

Priya Suresh 8 September 2009 at 14:30  

One of my favourite beans, just love this curry..such a delectable dish Purva, Congrats on ur awards dear..

PriyaRaj 8 September 2009 at 15:36  

Pls collect ur awards from my blog dear.....

Pavithra Kodical 8 September 2009 at 15:56  

I love beans..This looks delicious..

Unknown 8 September 2009 at 17:40  

Yummy chowli curry, we make it often..its truly divine.. there is something for you in our blog, please come and collect it dear..

Madhavi 8 September 2009 at 19:59  

Oh my all time fav curry, yummm!!

ST 8 September 2009 at 23:30  

The dish looks very exotic..

Purva Desai 9 September 2009 at 08:09  

Lubna I have come across this problem, One can open my blog using Mozilla Firefox

Jeyashris Kitchen 9 September 2009 at 14:13  

first time here. i have lots of black eyed beans lying in my store. will soon make this nice blog

Shri 9 September 2009 at 14:29  

The curry looks delish!Lovely blog,Purva!

Mansi 9 September 2009 at 14:30  

The chowli looks going to try your rava open sandwich..sounds really good...great to know about so many similarities that you in nice that u r back to Aamchi Mumbai..can't wait to get back for diwali:.I am also an HR professional...was with Capgemini Consulting.

Sarah Naveen 9 September 2009 at 14:51  

Hey Purva!!
Thanx a bunch for visiting vazhayila, and leading me to urs!!
U too have a lovely space here..Congrats on all ur awards!!
Curry looks yumm!!

keep rocking

Jyoti V 9 September 2009 at 15:14  

Hi Purva,
I got an Award for you. Pls collect from my blog.

Savi-Ruchi 10 September 2009 at 06:45  

I have never added pav bhaji masala to this curry. This addition looks tempting. Will surely try your version of Chowli Curry.

Mansi 10 September 2009 at 08:49  

Me between Central and west...yup, loads of Indian grocery stores here...Morrisons has come up now in place of Somerfield.have been to Feltham Cineworld.

Sonal 10 September 2009 at 11:47  

hey purva.. this is my fav too. i love it with parathas or with rice.. very much like rajma chawal :D.
looks yumm

Red Chillies 12 September 2009 at 23:10  

congrats on all the awards. Love black eyed bean. Never tried adding the masalas into it.

Vicky Xavier 13 September 2009 at 20:13  

Chowli curry looks so rich and delicious dear. Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my 'Side dish for chapathi' event.

Indhu 13 September 2009 at 21:44  

nice tip about adding the masalas to the water before adding them to the curry... will try it out... I too make this black eyed beans curry.. but I never tried this combination of masalas.. looks delicious...

Aparna Balasubramanian 14 September 2009 at 18:07  

Great way tcook these beans. You can have it with rice or rotis. I like this with just curds. :)


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