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Bhatt ki Churkani

Made with black soyabean, this sour preparation is eaten with rice and is well
known for its unique taste and high nutritious value.

Ingredients(serves four)

  • Bhatt – 300 gm
  • Rice paste or plain flour
  • Onion – one
  • Jeera – 2 tablespoon
  • Dhaniya powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Jeera powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Chilli powder – 1/2 tablespoon
  • Oil – 2 tablespoon
  • Salt – To taste
  • Water – 4 or 5 cups

Preparation

  • Soak bhatt overnight.
  • Heat oil in a karahi and add jeera, chopped onion and soaked bhatt
    together in the karahi and fry till the onions start getting brown.
    Now add 1-2 tablespoon of plain flour and fry again for few minutes.
    Put haldi, dhania, jeera powder and chilli powder. Fry for few more
    seconds.
  • Add 4 cups of water and cook on high flames.
  • Cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes or till bhatt is soft and curry is
    thick. The colour of churkani should be dark greenish black.
    Serve it with hot steamed rice.
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