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Chavali is known as black eyed beans. This is a most commonly found legume in Indian kitchens. In Maharashtra, it is known as chavali chi usal. This is a multifaceted side dish. A good lunch box option too. This is pretty easy and simple recipe. Let’s make chavali chi bhaji.


  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • Mustard seeds
  • Cumin seeds
  • Finely chopped Onion
  • 1 small finely chopped Tomato
  • Ginger-garlic paste
  • Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh Coconut
  • Jaggey / Gudh to taste
  • 1 cup boiled Chavali
  • Water
  • Salt to taste
  • Finely chopped Coriander leaves
Chavali Chi Bhaji - Marathi Recipe


  • Heat up oil in a pan. When oil is enough hot, add mustard seeds and let them pop up.
  • Add cumin seeds and let them sizzle up.
  • Add onion and fry it until it gets light golden color for about 6-7 minutes.
  • Use a bit more onion for this recipe.
  • Add tomato, ginger-garlic paste, coriander powder, garam masala and red chili powder.
  • Mix the spices well and cook until tomato gets mashed with onion for about 4-5 minutes.
  • You also can cover and cook these spices.
  • If you find that the spices are getting dry or overcooked you can add a little water at the intervals.
  • Take chavali, wash it really good and soak overnight.
  • Just before making sabzi, cook in pressure cooker until 3 whistles.
  • When tomato gets mashed really good with onion, add 1 tbsp grated fresh coconut, jaggery and mix well.
  • Add cooked chavali, water and salt to taste. Mix well.
  • Cover and boil on medium heat for about 5-6 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and mix well again.
  • Turn off the heat and add finely chopped coriander. Chavalich bhaji is already.
  • This bhaji goes well with poli, hot fulka or hot and crispy paratha.
  • This also goes well with plain rice.

Chavali Chi Bhaji - Marathi Recipe

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