• Chyau Bodi Masala (Black Eyed Pea Curry)


Chyau Bodi Masala (Black Eyed Pea Curry)

By MCFM Vendors

Recipe from Rashmi Bhattachan, owner of farm-to-table Nepali and Indian restaurant Gorkha Palace in Northeast Minneapolis. Rashmi got her start in the restaurant business as a vendor at the Mill City Farmers Market. You can find her and often her sister and brother-in-law at the market Saturdays year-round!

Servings: 3


  • 3 Tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon grated ginger
  • ½ cup chopped onions (about a quarter onion)
  • 1 cup cooked black-eyed peas from Bean Market
  • 2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes (about 2 tomatoes) or 1 can
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Chili powder and salt, to taste
  • 1 tray of mushrooms from Northwoods Mushrooms (about 2 cups), sliced
  • 3 – 4 cups cooked rice (optional for serving)
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro and/or green onion (optional to garnish)


Heat the ghee in a large saucepan. Add the garlic, ginger and onions and sauté until golden brown. Add the black-eyed peas, spices and salt and sauté for five minutes. Next add the tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes. Add one cup of water. Cook for ten minutes on medium low heat, stirring frequently. Add the mushrooms and continue cooking on medium low heat for another ten minutes. Add more spices and salt if desired. Serve over rice with chopped cilantro and green onions to garnish.

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