Sunday, 6 June 2010

Red Chori-Adzuki Beans curry.

Red Chori-Adzuki beans-Low in cholesterol , high in protein this bean has a rich nutty flavour.When cooked  with aromatic spices Adzuki beans  makes a delicious  rich and creamy curry that is perfect to serve with rice or rotis.

1 cup dry adzuki beans
2 pints water
1 teaspoon garlic paste
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
2 medium tomatoes blended to a puree
1 teaspoon tomato puree
2 tablespoons olive oil


1. Soak the adzuki beans over night in two pints water.
2. Next day pressure cook the beans till they are tender.
3. In a pan heat the oil, when hot add the mustard seeds, once they begin to splutter add the garlic paste and saute  for few minutes.
4. Add the blended tomatoes, tomato puree, salt,coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric and chilli powder.
5. Cook the gravy till tomatoes and spices in fuse and tomatoes start to leave the oil.
6. Add the pressured cooked beans and all the liquid that they were cooked in to the tomato gravy.
7. Simmer for 5 minutes.The curry should have a thick gravy.Add a little more water if needed.
8. Garnish with green chillies and lemon slices.
Serve  the curry topped with a squeeze of lemon juice with hot rotis.

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  1. I like ur serving bowl :)
    the beans is somethin new to me

  2. I adore the curry beans..well, don't make them quite often though.
    The serving dish looks very pretty.

  3. Dear Nayna
    I have never tried Adzuki beans. The recipe looks good and may be I will try Adzuki bean with your recipe.
    Have a nice week ahead

  4. Looks new for me...nice gravy

  5. Nutritious curry to enjoy with rotis, looks fabulous..

  6. Wow! It's really awesome! Yummy! Nice presentation!

  7. Adzuki beans is new to me. Very rich and creamy gravy.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. Nayna,

    Adzuki bean curry looks really good. Nice one with chapathi

  9. Bean curries are so tasty, have never tried these beans, looks delicious!!

  10. Nice recipe and beautiful presentation...

  11. Nice curry perfect with roti n rice

  12. Love the way you present it... nice one...

  13. Adzuki beans is new to me. Curry looks yummy, would love to have it with rotis..

  14. I love beans of all kinds but have never cooked with adzuki beans before. This sounds like a great curry!

  15. I love beans of all kinds but have never cooked with adzuki beans before. This sounds like a great curry!

  16. I have never heard of this beans..adzuki!..Hope the red chori is same as the cow peas!..If so I cook this quite often and we all love it at home!
    Curry looks creamy and delicious, girl! ...and that was such a prompt coment in my place!..
    Thanks a Bunch!:)

  17. This beans is new to me..curry looks delicious...beautiful presentation.

  18. I love these. These beans are quite common to keralite cooking and agree about its unique nutty flavour. Such a delectable curry!

  19. love the platter..pass me dear.....curry looks simply yum

  20. lovely recipe :)... nice pic :)

  21. looks perfect and delicious dear :-)

  22. nice bowel dear...........first time hearing this ........

  23. This beans is my favourite. We call it as 'thattam payaru'. I prepare a gravy with tamarind. Your preparation sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Looks very nice..great combo for chappathis and Rotis..

  25. Healthy curry..nice presentation.

  26. Healthy curry..nice presentation.

  27. Healthy curry..nice presentation.

  28. Your dish looks very tempting. We love red choris and cook them a lot like you - except make it a bit gujarati style -sweet and sour taste.

  29. Very interesting kind of beans. New to me. Will check this out in the Indian store.

  30. This curry dish looks and sounds wonderful! I'm a huge curry fan so I'd love to give your recipe a try. Thank you so much for sharing it with us x
    Sharon @ Bit of the Good Stuff


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