Home / Recipes / Chora nu Shaak

Photo of Chora nu Shaak by Arti Gupta at BetterButter

Chora nu Shaak

Arti Gupta
120 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
Read Instructions Save For Later

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.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Gujarat
  • Pressure Cook
  • Main Dish
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. Black eyed beans/ lobiya - 1 cup
  2. Tomatoes- 2 large sized
  3. Oil - 1 tbsp
  4. Asafoetida- a pinch
  5. Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  6. Salt - 1 tsp
  7. Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  8. Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  9. Finely chopped corriander - 1 tsp
  10. Finely chopped green chillies - 1
  11. Jaggery/ Brown sugar - 2 tsp


  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.

Reviews (0)  

How would you rate this recipe? Please add a star rating before submitting your review.

Submit Review

Similar Recipes

A password link has been sent to your mail. Please check your mail.