Chora nu Shaak is an authentic, healthy, sweet and spicy Gujarati recipe . It is the powerhouse of proteins and multinutrients. 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.
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Yield / Serves
Black eyed beans/ lobiya - 1 cup
Tomatoes- 2 large
Oil -1 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
salt- 1 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Finely chopped corriander - 1 tsp
Finely chopped green chillies - 1
Jaggery/ Brown sugar - 2 tsp
Soak black eyed beans in water for two hours.
Nowow pressure cook these soaked beans with water for three whistles high flame. Note that the beans should become tender on pressure cooking but they do not get over cooked to avoid been mashy.
Now in a vessel heat oil and add asafoetida and cumin seeds.
As they crackle add chopped green chillies and grated tomatoes or tomato puree and little water.
Add the seasonings .. salt , chilli powder and let it cook till its colour changes. Now add the boiled black eyed beans and jaggery and and little water to cook for another 10 minutes.
Turn off the flame and add lemon juice and mix. Transfer to the serving dish and garnish with chopped corriander. Serve hot with rice , curd and chappati.
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