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.
- 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.