Definition of chawal in English:



  • [mass noun] Rice, especially as part of a dish.

    ‘egg chawal’
    • ‘This is called beras by the Malays, fan by the Chinese, and arisi or chawal by Indians.’
    • ‘The salan roti (curry and nans) is being served far too early in the meal and before know you it the trifle and mithay chawal (sweet rice).’
    • ‘What followed was the most awaited event, the delicious langar (Guru's Prasad) comprising soft and delicious rotis, palak paneer, the irresistible rajma chawal, dal and crisp jalebis.’
    • ‘They are very happy to have daal chawal, lots of love, and an owner serenading them!’


From Hindi cāval.