10 - 15 minutes
8 - 10 hours
30 - 45 minutes (excluding the soaking time)
Black Eyed Peas / Chouli
Red Chilli Powder
Kala Masala / Goda Masala
1/2 cup, dry, unsoaked
1 - 2 small
4 - 5 cloves, big, OR 10 small
1 tsp, kashmiri chilli powder
1 tbsp (Maharashtrian masala)
2 tsp. It is definitely not the same as Goda Masala, but is the closest substitute to it.
1 large, finely chopped
Wash and soak the black eyed peas for 8 – 10 hours in room temperature water.
Put them in a pressure cooker with equal amounts of water and cook, giving them 1- 2 whistles or 15 – 20 minutes maximum.
Keep the rest of the ingredients ready; bay leaves, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and Kala Masala / Goda Masala / Garam Masala.
Then add the onion-garlic-ginger paste and sauté well. Allow it to cook for 5 – 10 minutes, till almost all the water from the paste has evaporated.
Add the chopped tomatoes, stir well and allow to cook for 30 – 60 seconds.
Then add 1 cup of water, cover and cook for 5 – 10 minutes, till the tomatoes are well cooked and the gravy leaves a bit of oil.