Chavlichi Bhaji

BM#63 Day 3 - 
After a break of Sunday, let's start the week with a nutritious dish with 'C'.

My love for legume based side dishes is well known at home. I feel that these legume based dishes pair well with both rice and roti and make a complete meal.

Chavli in Marathi means black eyed beans and Bhaji is curry.

My friend shared a multi purpose masala which her family uses for most of the legumes. As I mentioned previously, the addition of coconut adds a lot of flavor and consistency. 

Recipe Source Shalaka
Ingredients - 

Black Eyed Beans soaked over night and boiled 1 cup 
Potatoes cubed 3/4 cup (1 big Potato)
Dhania-Jeera Powder 2 tsp
Garam Masala 1 tsp
Salt and Red Chili Powder as needed
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp, Asafotida 2 pinches and Curry leaves few)
For the Gravy - 
Onions, chopped 3/4 cup (1 big onion)
Green Chilies, finely chopped 1 tsp (or as preferred)
Tomatoes, crushed 1/4 cup
Tomato Paste 1 Tbsp (Optional)
Fresh Coconut Shredded 2 Tbsp

Chavlichi Bhaji

Method Of Preparation -

Saute onions in a teaspoon of oil and then add tomatoes and cook until they are mushy. 

Grind the sauteed onion-tomato mixture, coconut, green chilies, tomato paste if using adding as much of water as needed.

Boil the potatoes and set aside.

Heat the same pan. Add oil and prepare the seasoning by adding mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafotida and curry leaves.

Add the ground up masala, dhania-jeera powder, salt red chili powder, garam masala and turmeric. Let the gravy simmer for 3-4 minutes.

Add in the boiled black eyed beans and potatoes. Cover and let it cook for 4-5 minutes.

Adjust the flavors and consistency if needed.

Remove from heat. Serve it roti, bhakri, puri or rice.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 63

Sending this to MLLA #94 whose creators are Lisa and Susan and currently hosted by Jayasri.

Preparation Time 30 min
Serves 4-5


  1. Black eyed peas are my new found love and I cook with them almost every week. love this combination with potatoes.

  2. Unknown Says:
  3. My favorite legume recipe sounds so delicious and the whole setting look so beautiful.

  4. Anonymous Says:
  5. I love black eyed peas and you do so many recipes with this. Love this curry. Rice and this curry with papad yum yum yum

  6. Suma Gandlur Says:
  7. A protein packed and yummy curry. If not for the coconut, this dish has almost north Indian touch.

  8. Black eyed peas are my personal favorite beans.This curry sounds very flavorful and perfect to pair with rice.

  9. I recently started making curries with black eyed peas and am totally loving it. This curry also looks very tempting. Will try it very soon.

  10. Pavani Says:
  11. I love legume based dishes a lot too. They are filling and hearty and can be had with just about anything. This black eyed peas curry with coconut masala looks delicious.

  12. Kalyani Says:
  13. I love this bhaaji, and make it once a fortnight with hot rotis !! The masala is so spicy and tempting too :)

  14. Simple and flavorful curry,perfect with Roti and rice..

  15. Smruti Ashar Says:
  16. Love the way you made black eyed peas. I should try this recipe soon Harini.

  17. very tempting bowl , this is getting into our regular menu now adays too

  18. Srivalli Says:
  19. I love alasanda and this way is surely a must to try!..very nicely presented Harini..

  20. Priya Suresh Says:
  21. My kind of curry definitely, am a sucker of black eyed beans and this curry sounds prefect for me to make some soon to enjoy with my dose of rice.

  22. Legumes are very nutritious and when paired with veggies they sure are wholesome and delicious..

  23. Such a warm and comforting dish, love this delicious and healthy dish:)

  24. Padmajha Says:
  25. I too use this baen often and this curry looks perfect with rice,though Lil dude would prefer it with Roti :)

  26. last photo is just awesome...pass the platter please

  27. Black eye beans and potato makes yummy combo.. absolutely taste delicious with roti and rice..

  28. Love the combo of potatoes and beans. Looks perfect with rice/roti

  29. Unknown Says:
  30. sounds a perfect side dish for rotis... must try

  31. veena Says:
  32. That is a lovely combo Harini. Must have tasted awesome

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