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Chorchori  Recipe

A Bengali preparation which is a medley of fresh vegetables.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Preparation Time : 31-40 minutes

Cooking time : 16-20 minutes

Servings : 4


Main Ingredients

Cauliflower, Potatoes





Level Of Cooking



  • Cauliflower separated into florets
    1/4 medium
  • Potatoes 1/2 inch pieces
    2 medium
  • Sweet potato 1/2 inch pieces
    1 medium
  • Red pumpkin (bhopla/kaddu) 1/2 inch pieces
    100 grams
  • Brinjal 1/2 inch pieces
    1 large
  • French beans 1/2 inch pieces
  • Spinach shredded
    6-8 leaves
  • Mustard oil
    3 tablespoons
  • Panch phoran
    1 1/2 teaspoons
  • Turmeric powder
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Green chillies slit
  • Sugar
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt
    to taste


Step 1

Heat two tablespoons of mustard oil in a pan till it just reaches smoking point.

Step 2

Remove, cool and heat the oil again on medium heat. Add panch phoron and when it starts crackling, add red chilli powder, stir briefly and add the prepared vegetables. Stir and add turmeric powder, slit green chillies, sugar and salt to taste.

Step 3

Reduce heat, cover and cook for eight to ten minutes, stirring occasionally or till potato pieces are cooked.

Step 4

Add remaining mustard oil and stir-fry for one minute and or till chorchori is dry.

Chef Tip

Panch phoron is a mixture of equal quantities of mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds and onion seeds.

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