Monday, 14 May 2007

Gujarati Series: Chauli-Ringan Shaak


Chauli or Long Beans with Eggplant.....a combination, that sounds unusual to many, but is a popular way of preparing it the traditional Gujarati way. This curry goes well with some phulkas ,some kadhi and aamraas....just something about those items served together, reminds me of my grandmother's home, I guess I try and recreate some of my cherished memories for my own children!
Here is the very recipe and a healthy one at that. You will need:
  • 1-2 bunches of fresh Long Beans (chauli,chawli), or known as Dow Gok In Asian Stores-chopped
  • 1 medium Eggplant- chopped
  • 1 tsp- Ajwain Seeds, 1/4 tsp- Asafoetida
  • 2 cloves of Garlic- chopped
  • 1 tbsp- Corn Oil or any oil you prefer
  • Turmeric, Chili powder, Salt, Sugar - to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp of Water
In a deep pan, heat the oil, add the asafoetida and turmeric. When it sizzles, add the chopped garlic and ajwain seeds. Now add the chopped long beans, along with some water and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes or so, add the eggplant. Cook until Soft. Halfway through, add the seasonings. Don't add too much water if it looks moist....you'll end up with mushy beans.
Cook for few minutes more until no liquid is left. Serve hot with Phulkas, Kadhi and Aamraas....this combination never gets old!

Upcoming Post Preview: Gujarati Series: "Monthly Blog Patrolling- Sweets"

25 comments:

Sandeepa said...

The sabzi looks very moist and sure must be tasty. I love how green your blog is looking right now

Roopa said...

Very unique combo Trupti, the dish looks very delicious. but sad my daughter does not eat anything if i add eggplant. Looks very good with your theme.

TheCooker said...

I've always liked the chauli shaak that our Gujrati neighbour in Pune used to make. Now I have the recipe! Perfect.
Thanks for sharing.

archana said...

Such a nice simple sabzi. Like you said have with kadhi phulka/rotla. Perfect for dinner.
With Amras Wow! Then I don't require anything only Amras is sufficient heee..hee :)Thats what generally happens in summers. I literally survive on mangoes .

archana said...

Trupti I made your Sukhadi for Coffee's MBP event. Check it out :)

Coffee said...

I make chauli bataka the same way!!!! Enough to say I dont like ringana right ;) :P

Garrett said...

Sounds interesting, I like the ingredients but I dunno what Ajwain Seeds are or if I can find them here in CA.

Curious, I made a yummy citrusy revani cupcake and loved it. Any other good Indian cake/dessert recipes you plan to show us, cause I know I'm interested to see!

Sia's Corner said...

very unusual combination T. never heard of this dish. got big bundle of long beans but cant use brinjal as K is allergic to it.

sunita said...

I love both beans and eggplant...the dish sounds very nice and simple...

Asha said...

Beans and Eggplants!! I love both of them,this recipe can't fail:))I like the name Ringan!!Thanks T!:)

Sajeda Meghji said...

lovely recipe! It is one of my favs.

Richa said...

soooo tasty, love it! maney ajwain aney lasan tadka bau gamey, hamna banavanu mann thaye che :)
such a simple and awesome shaak!

Garrett said...

that spicy revani you mentioned sounds decadent, send that and any other good cake recipes on down!!! :)

Would love to see more about Indian sweets!

Sharmi said...

hey Trupti, I saute these beans with lil coconut. your version looks yummy.

nalini said...

very novel combination of veggies. It looks delicious!

Deepa said...

new combho ....looks very yummy.i love eggplant ..So anything with eggplant , i love them

musical said...

Lovely one, Trupti. i have always love the eggplant and beans combination :).

Will mail ya soon!

hugs,
surili.

Cynthia said...

Chauli, hmmmm I have to make a note of this name. We have this exact long bean and we call it bora. I love this vegetable. My favourite way is to have it cooked with thinly sliced potatoes and shrimp.

This is the first time I've seen it cooked with eggplant - interesting combo.

Sangeeta said...

Hi Trupti,

I made this dish last evening, and boy was it good. Both K and I licked our plates clean ... LOL Thanks for this gr8 recipe :)

Linda said...

Long beans and eggplant omg... can't go wrong with that combo!! Sounds and looks delicious!!

Kajal said...

Great combo I never try this combo. Thanks for sharing. Bye-4-noW.:)

Prema Sundar said...

A very different combination of vegetable Trupti. Long beans and brinjal.... I have cooked it seperately but have never imagined them together.They sure sound interesting ..

Anonymous said...

I love Gujarati food and love your blog. I made this sabzi, added potatoes to it too. Came out excellent. Thank you for the Gujarati recipes.

marriedtoadesi.com said...

Cool combination. I'm sure it will taste good with kadhi.


Kanchana

delhibelle said...

I love this combo. Thanks for sharing !

Search this Blog: