Chora nu Shaak

By Arti Gupta  |  7th Apr 2016  |  
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About Chora nu Shaak Recipe

Chora nu Shaak is an authentic, healthy, sweet and spicy Gujarati recipe. It is the powerhouse of proteins and multi nutrients. The word Chora refers to black eyed beans and Shaak means sabji. This traditional Gujarati recipe tastes great and is easy to prepare as well.

Chora nu Shaak

Ingredients to make Chora nu Shaak

  • Black eyed beans/ lobiya - 1 cup
  • tomatoes- 2 large sized
  • oil - 1 tbsp
  • asafoetida- a pinch
  • cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • salt - 1 tsp
  • chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Finely chopped corriander - 1 tsp
  • Finely chopped green chillies - 1
  • jaggery/ Brown sugar - 2 tsp

How to make Chora nu Shaak

  1. Soak the black eyed beans in water for 2 hours.
  2. Now pressure cook these soaked beans with water till 3 whistles blow on a high flame. Note that the beans should become tender on pressure cooking but do not get it over cooked to avoid it being mushy.
  3. Take a vessel, heat in oil and add the asafoetida and cumin seeds. As they crackle add chopped green chillies and grated tomatoes or tomato puree and little water.
  4. Add the seasonings, salt, chilli powder and let it cook till it's colour changes. Now add the boiled black eyed beans and jaggery and and little water to cook for another 10 minutes.
  5. Turn of the flame and add lemon juice to mix. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish it with chopped coriander.
  6. Serve it hot with rice, curd and chapati.

My Tip:

Add 1/2 tsp salt while boiling the black eyed beans for it mingles best on each bean at that time.

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