This is a very commonly prepared vegetable in Maharashtra and north Karnataka. Here I have made this sabzi in a traditional Maharashtrain style. My mom prepares this vegetable this way and I have learnt it from her. It is one of my favourite vegetable and I can have it whole day very happily. It can also be given in the lunch boxes as it is a non-drip sabzi. It tastes awesome when done in a simple way. I have added coarsely ground peanuts but u can also add freshly grated coconut and it tastes just as awesome. Do try out this very nice vegetable….:)
What do we need:-
2 cups Cluster beans (gawar ki phalli), stringed and cut into 1 inch pieces
1 tsp Cumin seeds (jeera)
8-9 Curry leaves (kadipatta)
1 large Onion, finely chopped
½ tsp Turmeric powder (haldi)
½ tbsp Red chilli powder
1 tsp Garam masala powder
2 tbsp roasted and coarsely grinded groundnuts (mumphalli)
2 tbsp Fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped
Salt to taste
Water as required
2 tbsp Oil for tempering
How do we do it:-
1 String the cluster beans and cut them into 1 inch pieces.
2 Wash the cut beans thoroughly in water
3 Heat 2 tsp oil in a kadhai. When it is hot enough add the washed cluster beans and fry in the oil for 5-6 minutes or till its colour becomes bright green.
4 Remove and keep aside.
How do we proceed:-
1 Heat 2 tbsp oil in the same kadhai. Add the cumin seeds when it is hot.
2 Add in the curry leaves and then add the chopped onions.
3 Saute the onions. Add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder and sauté for a minute.
4 Add the fried cluster beans, salt to taste and little water and cover it to cook.
5 you can check whether they are cooked by taking out a piece and pressing it in between your fingers, if it is soft then its cooked.
6 Add in the Garam masala and the coarsely grinded peanuts.
7 Mix well. Garnish with coriander and serve hot with roti/chapatti.