Chauli Masala/Black Eyed Bean Masala/Chawli Shaak.

Chauli/black eyed bean cooked in roasted coconut masala gravy makes a great side dish with chapatis or can be eaten with rice too.We normally make this on meatless days and since its lent going on I thought of posting this today.

Chauli 1.5 cup
3 tbsp coconut
2 onions
1 tbsp dhania /coriander seeds
1 tsp jeera
1.5 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp asafoetida


  • Pressure cook the chaulis with salt and water.
  • Dry roast the coconut, cumin and coriander seeds.
  • Grind the roasted coconut to a smooth paste
  • Heat oil in a vessel ,add mustard seeds
  • Once it splutters add hing/asafoetida.
  • Add sliced onions and fry till soft and pink
  • Add the ground paste and the red chilli powder.
  • Saute well till oil seperates
  • Then add the boiled chawli/black eyed beans
  • Add about 1 cup water
  • Let it come to nice boil
  • Lastly add garam masala powder and simmer for 5 min.
  • Serve with rice ,chapati /rotis.

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  1. This is my favorite bean... the masala looks lipsmacking...

  2. Punjabis love chawli (we call it lobiya) and I am no different but it is not made at my in-law's house and I miss it soooo much.

  3. I love this too! Looks delicious! Love the addition of the dry-roasted coconut.

  4. Always love such a dish which goes well with our staple rice. Yum to its deliciousness.

  5. It looks delicious. Very nice and new recipe. The best part is it will go well with roti and rice. Perfect :)

  6. looks perfect with roti and rice.

  7. Love this flavorful curry..........feels to make this :)

  8. Looks delicious! This is one of my favorite food. Very well explained healthy recipe of chawli.
    Good job, well done friend..

  9. My fav to taste vth rotis..