Black Eyed Peas Dry Curry (Chawli)

My mother-in-law’s recipe – very very delicious!


Serves: 4

What you need:

  • 1 cup dried black eyed peas, soaked in plenty of water overnight
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, pounded
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, pounded
  • 2 Tbsp bottle masala powder (recipe is coming)
  • salt
  • tamarind juice
  • coriander leaves, finely chopped
How to put this together:
  1. Soak black eyed peas in plenty of water overnight. Drain.
  2. Heat oil, add chopped onion, fry until fragrant
  3. Add ginger & garlic. Fry until onions are translucent
  4. Add bottle masala powder. Fry until fragrant.
  5. Add drained black eyed peas + 2 cups water
  6. Pressure cook for 5 minutes. The beans should be soft, but not mushy soft. They should still retain their shape
  7. Season with salt + tamarind juice
  8. Simmer on low heat to reduce the liquid down to your preferred consistency. 10-15 minutes.
  9. Turn off heat, add chopped coriander leaves
Serve with basmati rice or chapati