Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Sindhi Style Cluster Beans / Gavar ki Sabzi

Gavar is called Cluster Beans. Its a flattish type of bean but its origin is unknown. It is also known as Gavar, guwar, or guvar beanIt is rich in vitamin and is flavourful. It is the favourite vegetable of my husband, it brings a smile to his face when he knows Gavar ki sabzi is cooked.  I especially love the way the Sindhis make it Guaar ki sabzi as they call it. They totally avoid the use of onions in the dish, add a lavish bit of cooking oil.

Sindhi Style Cluster Beans / Gavar ki Sabzi




This is simply prepared with basic spice powders, ginger garlic, and amchur powder. If amchur powder is not available at home you can substitute it with tamarind, Anar dana or even tomatoes.  It is usually served with wheat rotis with a dollop of ghee /  jowar or bajre ki roti.

Note down the easy Cluster Beans recipe that can be cooked in a pressure Cooker.






Ingredients

250 gms Cluster beans / Guaar
2 potatoes
1/2 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
2 Green chilies
1/2 tsp Red chili powder – 3/4 tsp
1/2 tsp Coriander powder
A pinch of Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala powder
1 tsp Dry mango powder ( or bandana or 2 tomatoes)
1 tsp Cooking oil
Half cup chopped coriander leaves
Salt to taste



Method

1. Wash and clean the cluster beans and chop them into small pieces.
2. Peel the potatoes and chop them into cubes.
3. Take a heavy bottom pan, add the oil and let it heat on medium flame.
4. First, add the ginger garlic paste to the oil.
5. Then add the chopped green chilies and give it a good stir till you get a good aroma of the ginger-garlic being cooked
6. Now add the dry spices - chili powder,  turmeric,  garam masala, and coriander powder.
7. At this step add chopped potatoes and cook for two more minutes.
8. Now add the chopped cluster beans now and mix well. Add half a cup of water to this.
9. Now add the amchur powder and coriander leaves.
10. Shut the pressure cooker lid and cook it for one/ whistles.
10. Release the pressure from the cooker, further add 1/2 tsp of amchur and mix well.
11. Garnish it with coriander leaves and serve it with phulka or roti.




Note

Just press a potato piece to see if it's cooked through.
You can keep it a semi-dry dish or dry out the water completely.
Tamarind is another option to make the dish tangy.


10 comments:

  1. I have actually never tried this sabzi before, but it looks good. Will try it this week-something new in our kitchen. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Noor Anand Chawla

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  2. Aha.. this is a new recipe to try at home. Will surprise wife today when she returns from work.

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  3. This looks so yummy. I will definitely try this Sindhi version of Gavar sabzi. Thank you for sharing this delicious and detailed recipe and also for the information on the nutrient value of cluster beans.

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  4. I have eaten many dishes of Sindhi style as my area was full of them.

    I love Sindhi food style.

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  5. It look so delicious, I will try this recipe in sindhi version ,surprise my family

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  6. It looks so yummy and a definite must try for me.

    Cluster beans are sometimes one of the least sought after vegetables but this preparation is certain to rekindle the love for it.

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  7. I have eaten barbatti and beans but never this type of beans! This looks really interesting! Will try to find this in supermarket! :D

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  8. My family loves gavar ki sabi and your dish looks yum.

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  9. I used to cook them after boiling.. Like this with potatoes.. My favorite

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