Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Gawar nu shaak (Cluster bean vegetable)

by Priyanka posted at 11:00 AM 5 comments

This is one vegetable dish that i just love. A simple dish to make- can be had with rotis.

Serves 4


Gawar- 500 gm
1/3 tsp chili powder
2 tsp jaggery

For tempering
3 tbs oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp chopped garlic
1/3 tsp tumeric
a pinch of asafoetida
1/3 tsp chili powder

1. Discard the tail ends of the cluster bean and then chop it with a knife or by hand. When you break of a part of the cluster bean if a fibrous thread comes off from the sides, pull and discard it. Do the same for all the cluster beans. If the fibrous threads are not removed well, it might not taste good while eating. This is the only con for making this dish.
2. Heat oil in a cooking pan, add the mustard seeds and when they pop, add the tumeric, asafoetida and the chili powder. Next add the garlic and saute it for 2 minutes.
3. Now add the cluster beans, add some water (1/4th cup) and let cook for 15 minutes stirring once in a while. When the cluster beans are completely cooked, they will change color and turn soft. Add the chili powder and jaggery, give it a stir and cook for 5-10 more minutes.
4. Serve hot with rotis.

Variation- You can also add the marathi lasun chutney (the dry garlic-coconut chutney) to this vegetable to enhance its taste.

P.S.- If you have lots of left over gawar- do not throw it away- you can make gawar dhokli from it.

Comments 5 comments
Asha said...

I get Gowar rarely but love the sweetish taste. Simple recipes are the best!:)

TS said...

I love this too....Its a favorite with some garam rotlis and aam raas.


Bhawana said...

Wow I love this gowar beans. I dont see this here (bangalore now a days :()

Richa said...

my fav way of making gawar, love the garlic gul combo :) kadhi phodnit owa ghalun paha, taste avdel tula ;)

Anonymous said...

instead of jaggery i put salt. also you dont mention whether you need to cover the lid?

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