Red Chori Beans also known as Adzuki Beans or Red Cowpeas are very flavorful and nutrient-rich as well. I made a mild soup with some vegetables and I was pleasantly surprised when my older one took an instant liking to the soup and had this for lunch. So I think it is time I regularly start using these beans and keep my fingers crossed hoping the kids will like them every time.

We found the soup to be extremely filling. We had it with an assortment of Vadiyams (Fryums). Can I still say we had a healthy lunch?? This soup is for Day 2 of Srivalli's Blogging Marathon - Edition 9. Also check what my fellow marathoners are upto.

Red Chori Bean Soup

Ingredients -

Red Chori Beans 3/4 cup
Carrots sliced 1 cup
Broccoli florets 1 cup
Onions 1/2 cup
Tomato pureed 1 cup
Celery 1 stalk finely sliced 1/4 cup
Spinach Roughly Chopped 1 cup
Curry Powder 1 tsp
Cumin Powder 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder 1/2 tsp (or as per taste)
Salt as needed
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Oil 1 tsp

Red Chori Bean Soup
This bowl is for my older one!

Method Of preparation - 

Pick any stones, wash and pressure cook the chori beans. Please note that Red Chori Beans don't need to be pre-soaked (though I would prefer doing that!).

While the cooker is cooling down, in a heated stock pot add a teaspoon oil and saute finely chopped onions.

Add minced garlic and after the onions are translucent, add the remaining vegetables.

Saute the veggies and add about 2-3 cups of vegetable stock or water.

Sprinkle some turmeric. Cover and let the vegetables becme tender.

Add Salt, Cumin powder, Curry Powder and Red Chilli Powder.

Let the soup simmer for a few minutes and remove from fire. 

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Sending this to Susan's 'MLLA - 40' hosted by Suma Gandlur and to Srivalli's Soups and Salads Mela.

Preparation Time 45 min
Serves 3-4
Posted by Harini on Monday, October 24, 2011


  1. Very healthy and delicious looking soup . A very good preparation using Red chori beans.

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  2. Very healthy and delicious recipe :)
    Yummy :)
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  3. looks as good as a meal....lovely ..grt recipe...

  4. Vardhini Says:
  5. Love beans .. soup looks healthy and tasty.

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  6. Kalyani Says:
  7. soooo hearty :-)loved it Harini !

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  8. Very nutritious soup..

  9. Srivalli Says:
  10. What a hearty soup harini..looks very inviting!

  11. Archana Says:
  12. Love this soup. Can you pass some over! please!
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  13. Priya Suresh Says:
  14. Protein packed soup, feel like having this comforting bowl of filling soup.

  15. Rinku Naveen Says:
  16. Soup looks yumm. Healthy soup indeed. Never tried it with red peas. Sure to try it soon.

  17. Hema Says:
  18. Very healthy and delicious soup..yummm


  19. Unknown Says:
  20. very filling and healthy....fryums are a good accompaniment! :)

  21. sushma Says:
  22. Very Healthy...

  23. divya Says:
  24. looks absolutely great dear.

  25. Super healthy and super tempting soup!

  26. Suma Gandlur Says:
  27. That's sure an hearty one. Thanks for linking to my event.

  28. Anonymous Says:
  29. I have chanced upon your blog just as I am about to leave my iPad and go to thelunch table. I find the photos and the recipes very appetizing.I am not much of a cook, but hopefully i can persuade my spouse to try some of these mouth watering recipes. Keep it up.

  30. Amila Says:
  31. Another healthy soup...Book marked this
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  32. Dick Says:
  33. Made this for supper last night; it was the first time I'd used red chori. Not too much different from other veg-bean soups, but the chori are a little different and the cumin and curry powder make it very fragrant. Definitely worth repeating. Thanks for posting it-- I had seen red chori at our local Indian market and was wondering what to use them for.

  34. Anonymous Says:
  35. Thanks for posting this. I googled chori beans and chili, and found your recipe. I made it today for our vegan bakery & cafe, and everyone loves it!
    Angie at Pembroke Bakery in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

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