How to make Chavali (Black Eyed Peas) Curry

Chavali (Black Eyed Peas) Curry is yummy and delicious indian curry. Onion -garlic not added. Its quick and easy to make. One of the favourite dish in my house.

Sharing simple recipe with you all..

Ingredients :

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Whole spices – 2 bay leafs, 1 cinnamon stick, 4 cloves, 4 black pepper corns
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • 2 tomatoes (grinded paste)
  • 1 cup chavali (black eyed peas)
  • 1 tbsp ginger chilli paste
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped coriander for garnish


  1. Washed chavali and add in a pressure cooker.
  2. Add enough water and some salt. Heat cooker on medium flame.
  3. After 7 to 8 whistles, switch off the flame and let it cool down.10647843_10208774235224074_650767469_n
  4. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan.
  5. Add bay leafs, cinnamon stick, cloves, black pepper corns, pinch of asafoetida and cumin seeds.12647988_10208431649659649_1851040705_n
  6. Add ginger chilli paste and saute it.
  7. Add grinded tomatoes.804697_10208774236144097_1425978699_n
  8. Now add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and salt to taste and mix well.  12498469_10208774235944092_168973794_n
  9. Saute masala till it separates from the oil.12674504_10208774235424079_1084913830_n
  10. Add boiled chavali and coat well with spices.12833281_10208774235544082_411440270_n
  11. Keep lid and simmer on slow flame.
  12. Adjust water and spices as per your curry’s thickness and mix well.
  13. Switch off the flame and sprinkle garam masala.12325549_10208819948526878_1770650319_o10621897_10208819948606880_1309420079_n
  14. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.12822101_10208774236264100_708040894_n

Spicy Chavali curry is ready to serve with chapati, phulka, naan, or white rice.12674516_10208774237184123_2098332102_n12842431_10208774235184073_903140084_o

Enjoy yummy delicious Chavali curry….

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