Monday, July 6, 2020

CHAUNRAN JI BHAJI DAAGA MEI / BLACK EYE BEANS CURRY SINDHI STYLE


This is the Sindhi style Black Eyed Bean Curry made in caramelized onion gravy. In Sindhi we call it Chaunran ji Bhaji. It is usually served with phulkas/ rotis.

Ingredients:
Black eye beans - 1 cup or as needed
Onions .............. 1 cup (sliced)
Tomatoes ........... 1 large or 2 small
Green chillies ... 1 or 2
Ginger paste ..... 1 tsp
Garlic paste ....... 1 tbsp
Cumin powder ... 1 tsp
Coriander powder .. 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder ... 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder ... 1/2 tsp (or as you like it)
Coriander leaves .... handful
Salt .................. to taste
Oil .................... 2 + 2  tbsps


Method:
1. Soak the beans for few hours.
2. Boil them adding little salt. Drain and set the water aside for gravy.
3. Heat 2 tbsps oil and fry the onions until brown in colour.
4. Add chopped tomato, green chillies, ginger and garlic paste. Saute a bit and add 1 cup water.
5. Simmer to cook. Allow it to cool. Mash it to a paste.
6. Now in a different pan add 2 tbsps oil . On low heat add the spice powderstaking carenot to burn them.
7. Stir in the onion paste and the boiled beans.
8. Add salt and the water left over from boiling the beans. Check the quantity as per your preference of the gravy. (thick or thin)
9. Simmer for couple of minutes and add the coriander leaves.

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