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Friday, July 13, 2012

Red Chori/Van Payar stir fry

I had soaked the red chori for making banana flower thoran but ended up making this stir fry. My son liked to eat it as such. I never thought he would love it as he is a picky eater. These beans are quite big enough for a toddler to hold. So he enjoyed picking it and smashing it in his mouth. So the happiest part is I found one more that tickles his buds. :)
I got a tip: if you forget to soak the beans (any like green gram, red chori, black gram etc. ), boil water and put the grams in boiled water in a casserole. Keep it tightly covered for an hour. It'll be ready for cooking within that time. I tried this here and it worked really well. 

You need
  • Red chori (van payar) - 1 cups
  • Onion - 2
  • Dry red chilli - 4
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Garlic - 3 cloves
  • Oil for sauteeing

  • Soak red chori (tip above)
  • Put it in a pressure cooker along with garlic and salt. 
  • Cook for 2 whistles or until done in a pressure cooker. (My was very well soaked so took only 2 whistles to cook it)
  • In a thick bottomed vessel heat oil
  • Add mustard seeds
  • When they splutter add sliced onions and broken red chillies. 
  • Saute until they turn lightly pink. Add salt to taste (Remember you've cooked red chaouri with salt)
  • Add the cooked chaori and saute until for 5-10 minutes on low flame. 


  1. love this colour. very tasty and delicious.

  2. yes i too follow the same tip.. it saves time..

  3. looking delicious....healthy fry too :)

  4. One of my favs..I love this Reshmi.

  5. Very healthy and flavorful stir fry..

  6. Hi Reshmi ,

    looks YYummYY !!!

    Neat presentation Reshmi:))

    Keep on Dear...

  7. Lovely tip..I try it sometimes,haven't tried vanpayar alone,yummy healthy nutritious stir fry,Reshmi:-)

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  8. Knowing that your child has given a thumbs up for this dish make it worthwhile :)) nice stir fry!

  9. super healthy... we call it sundal made during navarathri

  10. Yummy ...I love this dish.can eat it like a snack too.

  11. ah such a healthy snack this is . :)

  12. Reshmi I too love chowli the recipe looks tempting.

  13. Healthy and nice stir fry...will try your tip next time..
    Shabbu's Tasty Kitchen


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