Apr 22, 2016

S for Sojne Data R Chorchori - Drumstick cooked in mustard and poppy seeds paste

Today recipe is a cooking style from Bengali cuisine which is adopted from Chinese style of cooking. Chorchori is usually a vegetable dish which is made with one or more vegetables cooked on a high heat in there own juices as much as possible. This chorchari recipe almost sounds like stir fried vegetables which is given an Indian touch with mustard and poppy seed paste and flavored with phoran. Today my chorchori recipe is with Sojne data, sajne data means Drumstick (Munakkaya). I mix potato with drumstick to make chorchori, you can add any other vegetables like ivy gourd, Indian broad beans. you can mix all four vegetables and make chorchori that will be more delicious. any ways I made it with only drumstick and potato..
So let's check the recipe.....

Recipe adopted from here
Sojne data (drumstick, munakkayalu)  ---  5 cut in to 3 inch pieces
Potato  ---  1 big cut in to thick wedges
Mustard seeds  -- 2 tab sp
Poppy seeds  ---  3 tab sp
Green chilli  ---1
Kalonji (nigella seeds) ---  1/4 tea sp
Turmeric powder -- 1/4 tea sp
Red chilli powder -- 1/2 tea sp
salt to taste
Green chillies --  2 slit
Oil  --- 3 tab sp

1.Heat oil in a pan ad fry drumstick pieces remove and set a side.
2. Add potato wedges to the same oil and fry till light golden remove and set a side.
3. In the mean while soak mustard and poppy seeds in water for half an hour and grind in to a fine paste with green chillies and a pinch of salt.
4. Now add nigella seeds and slit green chillies to the same oil fry for a while then add fried drumstick and potato pieces, Turmeric powder. red chilli powder, salt to taste, mustard and poppy seed paste, give a good stir cover and cook for 4 minutes.
5. After 4 minutes remove the lid and add one cup water mix well again cover and cook on a medium heat till vegetables are done.
6. Now remove the lid and stir well and cook with out lid till all the water dried up and masala coated on the vegetable pieces well.
Serve hot with plain rice..

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Priya Suresh said...

This curry looks fabulous and very different from our south Indian curries,the addition of poppy seeds and mustard paste sounds incredible.

Srivalli said...

The cooking method sounds very interesting Padma...good one..

Srividhya said...

That paste will come in handy for other recipes too. Great share

MySpicyKitchen said...

Isn't amazing how almost all the vegetables can be cooked with mustard and poppy seeds. Did not know drumsticks are common even in eastern India.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Chorchori with drumsticks and potatoes sound so delicious..

Amara’s cooking said...

Very interesting how the curry is cooked. Curry looks delicious:)

Suma Gandlur said...

I didn't realize that the drumsticks can be used in a gravy based curry even though I have seen one of my aunts preparing Koorafor with it. Guess this flavorful base works for most of the vegetables.

Harini R said...

I have seen drumsticks being used in different varieties of sabjis. I am yet to explore. This sounds very flavorful.

Pavani said...

Love the combination of drumsticks and potato. Posto sounds delicious.

Smruti Ashar said...

I know only a couple of recipes using drumsticks. This one is really interesting. Lovely pick!