Kala Vatana Sambar(Black Pea Gravy)


This is a traditional Malvani dish.Can be served with  rice,bhakri,aamboli,malvani vade,puri…


1 cup Kala Vatana.( soaked in water overnight)

1 tbsp Oil.

1 small onion chopped.

1 tbsp Malvani masala.

1/2 tsp turmeric powder.

2 tbsp vatan.(Refer Glossary).

Salt to taste.


Add Malwani masala to washed and soaked kala vatana.

Pressure cook in cooker upto 5-6 whistles.Let it simmer on slow flame for another 5 mins.Grind about 2 tbsp of cooked vatana into paste using little water.Keep aside

Heat oil in a pan.Add chopped onion and saute it till it turns dark brown.This burnt taste of onion gives a distinct flavour to this dish.Add turmeric powder.

Add cooked  vatana  and salt.

Let it come to boil.Add vatana paste.(Helps in thickening the gravy)

Let it simmer for 2 minutes.

Add vatan.(Refer glossary).

Simmer for another minute or two.

Serve hot with accompaniment of your choice.

Happy Cooking !!!


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