26th June 2024

Chawli Sukkem

Chawli Sukkem - Black Eyed Pea

Chawli Sukkem is a dry preparation of Black Eyed Peas / Lobia. It is mildly spiced and served as an accompaniment with rice and curry. You can also serve it on its own as a diet snack or with chapatis.

Serves: A Family of Four

Prep. Time: 10 Mins. + Soaking Overnight

Cooking Time: 30 Mins.


  • Chawli – ½ cup
  • Onion (finely chopped) – 2 medium
  • Light Green Chillies (finely chopped) – 2 to 3
  • Coconut (grated) – ¼ cup
  • Curry Leaves – 6 to 8
  • Green Corriander (chopped finely) – 2 tbsp.
  • Jeera [Cumin] – ½ tsp.
  • Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp.
  • Garam Masala Powder – ¼ tsp.
  • Hing – a pinch
  • Sugar – a pinch
  • Oil – 1 tbsp.
  • Salt – ½ tsp. or to taste

Step 1:     Wash and soak the beans overnight.

Step 2:     The next day, pressure cook the beans using 1 ½ cup water and ½ tsp. salt on high heat for 1 whistle. Then switch off the heat and let the pressure release naturally.

Step 3:     After some time, heat the oil in a pan and splutter the jeera on medium heat. Then add the green chilly, curry leaves and hing and sauté for a few seconds.

Preparation of Chawli Sukkem - Black Eyed Pea

Step 4:     Now add the onion and the turmeric and saute till the onion turns soft.

Preparation of Chawli Sukkem - Black Eyed Pea

Step 5:     Open the pressure cooker and drain the beans. Keep the water. Add the beans to the pan.

Preparation of Chawli Sukkem - Black Eyed Pea

Step 6:     Add the garam masala powder, sugar and 3 tbsp. of the drained liquid. Cook covered on low heat for 6 to 8 minutes.

Step 7:     Later, open the lid and check for salt or sugar and add if needed. Then add the ¼ cup grated coconut, mix and cook uncovered for another 2 minutes. Garnish with the chopped corriander and enjoy.

Preparation of Chawli Sukkem - Black Eyed Pea

Preparation of Chawli Sukkem - Black Eyed Pea


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