June 9, 2013

Cluster beans sabzi recipe - Gavarfali ki sabzi recipe

gavarfali ki sabzi in a serving gbowl
Gavarfali ki sabzi recipe - A simple side dish prepared with humble and down to earth cluster beans It is good source of dietary fibers. Being rich in fiber it digests slowly and helps in weight loss. Fibers help to reduce the risk of heart disease. Cluster beans are slightly bitter in taste, but the addition of coconut and jaggery reduces the bitterness of cluster beans in the sabzi. This sabzi is usually served with roti, chapati or rice and curry. 
I personally like to have it with rice.

Preparation - 15 minutes
Cooking time - 15 minutes
Yield - serves 2

Ingredients
  • 250 grams cluster beans / gavarfali
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds / jeera
  • Pinch of  asafetida / hing
  • 10-12 curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp goda masala / garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder / haldi
  • 1/2 tsp chilly powder
  • 1 + 1/2  tsp jaggery powder
  • 2 cups of hot water
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh  coconut
  • Oil as required
  • Salt to taste

Method 

  1. Wash the cluster beans thoroughly, pinch off the tips and remove threads from both sides. Break or cut the cluster beans in to large pieces.
  2.  Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds in it. When they splutter add the curry leaves, hing and cluster beans. Saute for 3 minutes. 
  3. Reduce the flame to low, add the chilly powder, turmeric powder, jaggery, kala masala and salt. Mix well. Stir nicely till the masala spreads nice aroma.
  4. Add 2 cups of  hot water, cover with lid and cook  on low flame till the cluster beans become soft.
  5. Add the coconut and mix well. Simmer till the water dries up. Serve hot with choice of your main course dish.

Cluster beans sabzi - step by step pictures

1.  Wash the cluster beans thoroughly, pinch off the tips and remove threads from both sides. 

2.  Break or cut the cluster beans in to large pieces. Heat oil in a pan. 

3.  Add the mustard seeds in it. When they splutter add the curry leaves, hing and cluster beans. Saute for 3 minutes. 
cut thecluster beans
4.  Reduce the flame to low, add chilly powder, turmeric powder, jaggery, kala masala and salt.  Mix well. Stir nicely till the masala spreads nice aroma.
make tempering and add the cluster beans
5.  Add 2 cups of  hot water, cover with lid and cook  on low flame, till the cluster beans become soft.
add the masala and salt
6.  Add the coconut and mix well.
add water and cook till soft
7.  Simmer till the water dries up. 
add cocnout and mix
8.  Serve the cluster beans sabzi hot  with choice of your main course dish.
serve the cluster beans sabzi hot

17 comments:

  1. Very delicious and healthy...

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  2. Vidya, this is a healthy delicious recipe.

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  3. Yummy..healthy veggie..loving green colour of cb

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  4. Yummy my favourite...looks delctable.

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  5. Thanks Priya A, Sabeena L, Varsha K, Smita S.

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  6. Looks so flavorful and yummy :) Must be good as sides with dal :)

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  7. this is one of my favorite subji

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  8. delicious cluster beans curry.

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  9. delicious cluster beans sabji.

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  10. Excellent side dish for rotis.Delicious subzi.

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  11. Thaks Divya P, Kitchen Queen, Gayatri R, Priya S.

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  12. Tried it today.it turned out great.thanx for this delicious recipe

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