Chawali Aamti.

This is a traditional Malvani dish served mostly with rice or bhakri.

To be honest, I am not a huge fan of chawali but it was my dad’s favourite so in my childhood my mom used to make this dish at least twice a week…and I somehow used to avoid eating it….but now after so many years I enjoy having it once a while, this dish is very simple to make and I like having it with rice…


1 cup Chawali(Black eyed Pea)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).

4 Kokum.

Salt to taste.


Add Malwani masala to washed and soaked chawali.

Pressure cook in cooker upto 5-6 whistles.Let it simmer on slow flame for another 5 mins.

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 chawali and salt.

Let it come to boil.Add vatan.(Refer glossary).

Simmer for another minute or two,Add Kokum,let simmer for another minute.

Serve hot with accompaniment of your choice.

Happy Cooking !!!



Published by Sameera's Kitchen

A little blog about ordinary and extra ordinary cooking that I do on daily basis for me and my loving family,I am a working woman pursuing an exiting career in aviation industry,with a ten year old kid.. with whatever little time I have spare in my hand after doing day to day chores......I utilise it for cooking and baking......It refreshes me completely.

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