Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Chora nu shaak (Black eyed beans curry)


1 cup black eye beans (Chora)
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
¼ tsp asafetida
1 red chili
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp coriander powder
½ tsp garam masala powder
2 small pieces of Tamarind (Imli)
1 tsp jaggery
2 tbsp oil
1 cup water
Salt to teats


Wash and soak beans for six hour or overnight. Drain and pressure cook until 2-3 whistles adding enough water and a little salt. You can also cook them in a pan but ensure they are cooked well and soft. Heat the oil in a pan add the mustard seed as they crack add cumin seeds,asafetid ,red chili, turmeric powder and cooked beans then add water cook for 5 minutes . Then add red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, jaggery and Tamarind (Imli) cook it for another 10 minutes on medium heat.

Serve hot with Rice or chapatti.