Gawar chi bhaji (cluster beans sabzi) Maharashtrain style

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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.