Chavali chi usal | how to make chawli usal (Black eyed beans curry)

chavali chi usal recipe marathi


chavali chi usal

  • Chavali / black eyed beans – 1 cup
chavali chi usal
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • ½ tsp of mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp of cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp of turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp of goda masala
  • 1 tsp of red chilli powder
  • 2 pieces of kokum or aamsul (It is optional)
  • 2 tsp of jaggery
  • Some curry leaves
  • 2 big cloves of garlic
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 1 small tomato
chavali chi usal
  • 2 tbsp of desiccated coconut (use fresh coconut if available)


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chavali chi usal

  • Soak chavali or black eyed beans overnight or at least for 6-8 hours.
  • Drain out the water and rinse them once.
  • Then add just enough water to cover the beans and add a tsp of salt.
chavali chi usal
  • Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles until beans are soft.
chavali chi usal
  • Chop the onion fine and cut the tomato into cubes and also slice the garlic.
  • Heat a tbsp of oil in a pan.
chavali chi usal
  • Once heated add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, pinch of asafoetida, curry leaves, and garlic. Sauté until raw smell from garlic disappears.
chavali chi usal
  • Add onion and sauté till translucent.
chavali chi usal
  • Add black eyed beans, little bit of salt as we’ve already added salt while cooking the beans.
chavali chi usal
  • Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, tomato, goda masala, jaggery and aamsul or kokum. Adding kokum is optional. You may add little bit of tamarind juice to make it tangier.
chavali chi usal
  • Mix it really well and cook covered on a medium heat for 6-8 minutes or until tomato is tender and moisture evaporates. As the beans are already cooked, there is no need to cook for long time.
chavali chi usal
  • Finally add coconut and again cook for couple of minutes and it is ready to be served. Garnish it with some coriander leaves and fresh coconut.
chavali chi usal
  • Serve it with phulka or chapati or bhajani che thalipeeth.

chawli chi usal recipe