Masala Chawli


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Lobhia beans are called "chawli" in hindi and that is where this dish gets its name. Chawli beans are served in a gravy that is flavoured with tomatoes, mint and kasuri methi.

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Makes 3 to 4 servings
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Ingredients


1/3 cup chawli (cow pea / lobhia)
1/2 cup onions , finely chopped
2 tomatoes , pureed
1/4 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste

To Be Ground Into A Paste
3/4 cup mint leaves (phudina) , chopped
1 tsp grated ginger (adrak)
2 to 3 green chillies
1/4 tsp lemon juice

Method
  1. Clean, wash and soak the chawli beans for at least 2 hours.
  2. Pressure cook the chawli beans with water till they are cooked. Drain and keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan, add the onions and sauté till they turn golden brown.
  4. Add the puréed tomatoes, kasuri methi, turmeric powder and salt and cook over a slow flame till the oil has separated from the gravy.
  5. Add the cooked chawli and ½ cup of water and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes.
  6. Add the prepared paste and mix well and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Serve hot.
RECIPE SOURCE : Rajasthani CookbookBuy this cookbook
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Foodie #507505July 03, 2013

Often prepare this for tiffin..Simply love chawli prepared as instructed by Tarlaji..Can eat it almost everyday...

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Reviewed July 03, 2013by Foodie #507505

Often prepare this for tiffin..Simply love chawli prepared as instructed by Tarlaji..Can eat it almost everyday...

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Reviewed March 25, 2013by Big Foodie

Tasty chowli beans.

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