Black-eyed beans are called Chavali in Marathi, Alasande Kaalu in Kannada, and Lobia in Hindi. It is well-established that lobia has numerous health benefits.
I make dishes using chavali quite often. Elsewhere in this blog, you will find recipes for other dishes made with chavali, such as :-
Today's recipe is for a yummy side dish made with Chavali that goes great with rotis. I have adapted this from Chavalichi Bhaji /Chavali Masala , a dish from Maharashtra, which I came across in Madhura's Recipes.
When soaking the chavali, please note that 1/2 cup of chavali when soaked will grow in volume to be about 1 and 1/4 cups.
Do try this out and I am sure you will love it as much as we did.
- Chavali, 1/2 cup
- Medium-sized Onions, finely chopped, 2
- Tomato, finely chopped, 1
- Mustard Seeds, 1/2 tsp
- Cumin Seeds, 1/2 tsp
- Ginger Garlic Paste, 1 tsp
- Chilli Powder, 1 tsp
- Coriander Powder, 1 heaped tsp
- Fresh Coconut Gratings, 1 tbsp
- Kitchen King Masala, or Garam Masala, 1/2 tsp
- Jaggery, grated, 1 tsp, or to taste
- Salt, to taste
- Oil, 1 tbsp
- Coriander Leaves, finely chopped, 2 tbsp , for garnish