How to make Papri No Shaak -

Broad beans cooked with sweet potatoes and green garlic

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Broad beans, Sweet Potatoes (शक्करकंद)

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Papri No Shaak

Papri No Shaak Recipe Card


Gujarat has long stretches of unspoilt coastline and an endless supply of fish and shell fish. But strict Jainism in the past and orthodox Hinduism today has encouraged widespread vegetarianism.  The Gujarati cuisine is not heavily spiced but slightly sweeter than the cuisines of the neighbouring states.
Gujarati food is distinctively vegetarian with about 65% of its population shunning the meat.  The remaining 35% of the state’s population consists of Bohra Muslims and Parsis. Bohra Muslims are the followers of Abdullah who were Hindus who adopted Muslim religion.  The Parsi cuisine on the other hand is a blend of western influences.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Papri No Shaak Recipe

  • Broad beans stringed and halved 1-2 kilogram

  • Sweet Potatoes small cubes 2 medium

  • Oil 2-3 tablespoons

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Onions finely chopped 2 medium

  • Soda bicarbonate a pinch

  • Tomatoes finely chopped 1 medium

  • Green garlic finely chopped 1 small bunch

  • Green chillies finely chopped 2-3

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat oil in a kadai, add carom seeds and cook for a minute till it changes colour. Add onions and sauté on medium heat for two minutes or till pink. Add broad beans and one cup of water and bring to a boil. Add soda bicarbonate and cover and cook on low heat for two to three minutes.

Step 2

Add sweet potatoes, tomato and salt. Cover and continue to cook till potatoes and broad beans are almost done and water is reduced to half. Add green garlic, green chillies and turmeric powder and cook uncovered for five to six minutes till all the water has evaporated and oil surfaces on top.

Step 3

Serve hot with rotis.

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