Chorchori Recipe

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  • Chef: Aditya Bal
  • Recipe Servings: 3
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

The Chakh Le Academy's got some exotica on the gas as Aditya Bal cooks up a vegetarian Bengali delicacy that goes well as a side dish with any meal. Chorchori is a combination of fresh vegetables with aromatic spices.

Ingredients of Chorchori

  • 4 Tbsp mustard oil
  • 4-5 pods garlic
  • 2 tsp ginger, chopped
  • 2 green chillies
  • 3 bay leaves (tej patta)
  • 1 tsp panch poran
  • 1 cup potatoes, chopped
  • 4 baby brinjals, halved or quartered
  • 1 cup cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 cup pumpkin, chopped
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of sugar
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp dhania powder
  • 1/4 tsp zeera powder
  • 1 green chilly, slit
  • Coriander leaves for garnish

How to Make Chorchori

  • 1.Heat the mustard all to remove its bitterness.
  • 2.While the mustard oil is burning out (this could take about 5-7 minutes), in a mortar and pestle add some garlic, ginger and 2 green chillies with a pinch of salt.
  • 3.Pound them togethar.
  • 4.Once done, get back to the mustard oil now.
  • 5.Add the tej patta, panch poran and the ginger-garlic paste you just made. Mix.
  • 6.(Panch poran consists of equal parts of mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds and onion seeds)
  • 7.First add the potatoes and let them fry on low heat.
  • 8.Once they looked half cooked, add the cauliflower.
  • 9.Now is also a good time to add salt. Mix well.
  • 10.Turn up the heat little bit and sprinkle little water on it.
  • 11.Cover and let it steam for about 3-4 minutes.
  • 12.Once the potatoes are almost cooked add turmeric, dhania powder and zeera powder.
  • 13.Now turn up the heat and add the pumpkin and brinjals.
  • 14.Add some salt again along with a slit green chilly.
  • 15.Toss it around. Add some water, cover it and let the vegetables cook for a while. (5minutes)
  • 16.Now check the pan for the vegetables. Mix and mash them a bit.
  • 17.Let it cook for another 4-5 minutes.
  • 18.Once vegetables are done, take the chorchori out into a bowl.
  • 19.Garnish with coriander leaves.