Masala Chawli

Masala Chawli

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The perfect recipe to awaken your senses on a lazy winter’s day! Masala Chawli is packed with flavour and radiates an irresistible aroma! While the tomato pulp and fenugreek leaves impart a rich taste to the cooked cow peas, an aromatic mint paste carries the recipe to an unsurpassed level of gastronomic joy, really tingling your taste buds and making you smack your lips in joy.

Masala Chawli recipe - How to make Masala Chawli

Soaking time:  Overnight   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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1/2 cup chawli (cow pea / lobhia) , soaked overnight and drained
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1 cup fresh tomato pulp
1/2 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)

To Be Ground Into A Smooth Mint Paste (without Using Any Water)
3/4 cup chopped mint leaves (phudina) , washed and drained
1 tsp roughly chopped ginger (adrak)
2 tsp roughly chopped green chillies
1/2 tsp lemon juice

  1. Combine the chawli, salt and 1 cup of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Do not discard the water. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add the fresh tomato pulp and the dried fenugreek leaves, turmeric powder and a little salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the cooked chawli, along with the water and the mint paste, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy122 cal
Protein5.8 g
Carbohydrates15.2 g
Fiber4.6 g
Fat4.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium12.9 mg
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Masala Chawli
 on 03 Jan 19 01:42 AM

Masala Chawli
 on 18 Nov 17 09:22 AM

Masala Chawli
 on 22 Nov 16 12:40 AM

Masala Chawli
 on 29 Aug 16 12:52 PM

It is a new chawli recipe for me. Also the minty gravy enhances the taste of the recipe. It is a must try recipe.
Tarla Dalal
02 Sep 16 01:20 PM
   Hi Sonal , we are delighted you loved the Masala Chawli recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
Masala Chawli
 on 15 Nov 14 11:31 AM

I made this on a sunday..The mint just gives it a completely new taste..just a few ingredients and this dish is ready...very delicious..
Masala Chawli
 on 09 Aug 14 03:46 PM

Amazing recipe. I never make chawli at home, but i tried this recipe and it was loved by all.
Masala Chawli
 on 03 Jul 13 12:21 PM

Often prepare this for tiffin..Simply love chawli prepared as instructed by Tarlaji..Can eat it almost everyday...
Masala Chawla
 on 25 Mar 13 04:47 PM

Tasty chowli beans.