Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Red Chori (Adzuki Beans) Curry

          Red Chori is also known as Adzuki beans ( the Japanese name) or also as red cow beans. They are usually used in a sweet preparation in Japan, but in India, we use the cooked beans in curries, salads and dals. Like other beans they are very nutritious and have a high iron content. Again, this beans does not require to be soaked. For today's dish I have used the cooked beans in a dry curry, which makes for an excellent side dish to rice and some vegetable gravy or even with Moru Kuzhambu..

Need To Have
  • Red Chori - 1 cup
  • Onion - 1 small chopped
  • Grated Coconut - 1 tablespoon
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Dried Red Chillies - 4
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Urad Or Black Gram Dal - 2 teaspoons
  • Asafoetida - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Curry Leaves - 5 or 7

          Pressure cook the red chori (adzuki beans) till done but not mushy. Grind the onion, coconut, cumin seeds and the red chillies without adding water ( a coarse mixture). Heat some oil, add the mustard seeds and the urad dal, once it starts spluttering, add the curry leaves, asafoetida, ground mixture, salt and turmeric powder, saute well till it becomes dry and you get a nice aroma, add the cooked red chori, mix everything for a few minutes, remove and serve.

Sending it to Erivum Puliyum for Sangee's Show Me Your "Hits" - Iron Rich Foods event
                to Zesty South Indian Kitchen for the Hearth And Soul Blog Hop event and
                to Simply.Food for Sara's Cooking With Love - Dad event.

It takes the same time as you need to pressure cook parboiled rice, do it according to your cooker, or also can soak and cook in a regular pot, it'll take a longer time.
Don't grind the mixture into a fine paste.
The black gram dal that you use here is without the skin, and also add red chillies according to your spice level and also some chillies tend to be more hot than the other.

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  1. Very healthy and delicious curry. Loved your red velvet cake also, the basket weave is amazing. I can see one talented Woman from the cake. Kudos to you.

  2. Quick & healthy..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  3. I like that this recipe does not require the beans to be soaked, a great time saver! I do not see that many dry curries, so it is nice to come across. Deliciously done!

  4. Delicious dry curry Hema with azuki beans. I used make masala with them. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. I will put it our Hearth and soul blog hop Facebook page.

  5. this is different
    what do u call those azuki beans in hindi

    i have not had this or seen this before

    looks almost like rajma to me

  6. Healthy ,quick and delicious..loved the recipe and the bright colour of the beans..

  7. nice n healthy dish

  8. mouth watering! i love your pictures….. gonna try ur version soon
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  9. One of my favourites and has been in the blog-drafts for ages!:-)

  10. Hi Hema, I do not know this bean. Will look for it in the Indian store. Regarding the baked donut vada, please post your recipe. Looking forward to seeing your version. There is always something to learn from everyone.

  11. I love this beans fry for my evening snack...very nutritious n tasty fry...u made it so well!!Thank u so much for sending it to HITS series event...
    Spicy Treats

  12. wow..what a healthy stir fry,delicious beans!!
    Thanx for linking it to the event,Hema!!

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  13. good one.. i love the sundal.. have never done it as a curry!

  14. love Red chori Curry, ur recipe sounds awesome...

  15. this looks so exotic to me! Very good recipe and yummy. Take care

  16. Wat a nutritious,healthy and yummy curry..its been a while i prepared dishes with red chori,feel like having some.

  17. Beans look lovely on green plate..Are they the same as 'black' beans?

  18. Protein rich food for the vegetarian!

  19. healthy delicious and nutritious curry,.....

  20. What a delicious way to prepare azuki beans!