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Gawar bhaji recipe with step by step photos – simple homely recipe of gawar sabzi or a dry curry made from cluster beans.

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I have been making this gawar bhaji for quite some years now, after learning it from my mom. I make the sabzi as a side dish to go with chapatis or a dal-rice combo. The sabzi is not too much spiced and thus the flavors of cluster beans come through very well in this recipe.

This is a Very simple recipe. Only time taking part will be chopping the cluster beans. once the chopping is done, the rest of the method is easy. The gavar bhaji can also be packed in tiffin box with some chapatis.

You can serve gawar ki sabzi as a side dish with dal rice combo or with curd or some raita.

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Gawar ki sabzi recipe - simple homely recipe of gawar sabzi or a dry cluster beans curry.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins

Cuisine Goan
Course: Main Course, Side Dish

Servings 3 to 4
Units

Ingredients

  • 250 grams cluster beans (gavar or gawar)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 90 grams onions or 1 large onion or ½ cup chopped onions
  • 50 grams tomato or 1 small to medium tomato or ⅓ cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 green chili, chopped (hari mirch)
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • salt as required
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons coriander leaves, chopped (dhania patta)

Instructions

preparation for gawar ki sabzi

  • Rinse 250 grams cluster beans/gavar very well in water.
  • Then take each bean and discard the top and bottom ends. Then club some beans together and chop them in small pieces. Clubbing the beans and chopping them makes this task go easier and faster. Keep aside.

making gawar ki sabzi

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a shallow frying pan or a shallow kadai. Add 1/2 cup chopped onion.
  • Stir the onions and then add 1 green chili (chopped).
  • Saute till the onions turn translucent and then add 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder and a pinch of asafoetida.
  • Mix the turmeric powder & asafoetida with the onions.
  • Now add 1/3 cup chopped tomatoes.
  • Stir and saute the tomatoes, till they soften a bit.
  • Then add the chopped cluster beans. Mix well.
  • Season with salt. Mix again everything very well.

cooking gavar sabzi

  • Cover the pan with a rimmed lid. Pour water on the lid. The water in the lid, creates steam in the pan and helps in cooking the cluster beans. Cook the beans on sim or a low flame. Alternatively you can add some water (about ¼ to ⅓ cup) in the pan. Cover with a lid and then cook. If the water dries up whilst cooking and the beans are not cooked, then you can add some more water, in case the water dries.
  • Do check the beans after every 8 to 9 minutes, by carefully removing the lid. In case the water dries on the lid, then add some more water and continue to cook the beans. If you see the beans getting browned, then sprinkle some water in the pan. Usually the beans do not get browned. But depending on the type and quality of pan, the beans can get browned.
  • Once the beans have cooked well and become tender, switch off the flame. If there is a lot of water or moisture in the pan, then continue to cook the beans without a lid, till all the water has evaporated.
  • Lastly add 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves. Mix well.
  • Serve gavar bhaji with chapatis or as a side veggie dish with dal-rice.

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Preparation to make gawar bhaji or cluster beans recipe

1. Rinse 250 grams cluster beans/gavar very well in water. Use tender beans.

gawar for gawar bhaji recipe

2. Then take each bean and discard the top and bottom ends. Then club some beans together and chop them in small pieces. Clubbing the beans and chopping them makes this task go easier and faster. Keep aside.

gawar for gawar bhaji recipe

Making gawar bhaji

3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a shallow frying pan or a shallow kadai. Add ½ cup chopped onions.

onions for gawar bhaji recipe

4. Stir the onions and then add 1 green chili (chopped).

onions for gawar bhaji recipe

5. Saute till the onions turn translucent and then add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder and a pinch of asafoetida.

onions for gavar sabzi recipe

6. Mix the turmeric powder & asafoetida with the onions.

mixing spices for gavar sabzi recipe

7. Now add ⅓  cup chopped tomatoes.

tomatoes for gavar sabzi recipe

8. Stir and saute the tomatoes.

tomatoes for gavar sabzi recipe

9. Saute till the tomatoes soften a bit.

tomatoes for gavar sabzi recipe

10. Then add the chopped cluster beans. Mix well.

cluster beans for cluster beans curry recipe

11. Season with salt. Mix again everything very well.

cluster beans for cluster beans curry recipe

Cooking gawar sabzi

12. Cover the pan with a rimmed lid. Pour water on the lid. the water in the lid, creates steam in the pan and helps in cooking the cluster beans. Cook the beans on sim or a low flame. Alternatively you can add some water (about ¼ to ⅓ cup) in the pan. Cover with a lid and then cook. If the water dries up whilst cooking and the cluster beans are not cooked, then you can add some more water, in case the water dries.

making cluster beans curry recipe

13. Do check the cluster beans after every 8 to 9 minutes, by carefully removing the lid. in case the water dries on the lid, then add some more water and continue to cook the beans. If you see the beans getting browned, then sprinkle some water in the pan. Usually the beans do not get browned. But depending on the type and quality of pan, the beans can get browned.

making cluster beans curry recipe

14. Once the beans have cooked well and become tender, switch off the flame. If there is a lot of water or moisture in the pan, then continue to cook the beans without a lid, till all the water has evaporated.

making gawar bhaji recipe

15. Lastly add 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves. Mix well.

making gawar bhaji recipe

16. Serve gavar bhaji with chapatis or as a side veggie dish with dal-rice.

gavar sabzi recipe

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8 Comments

  1. I tried this recipe and it turned out very good. But I added some freshly grated coconut towards the end, which gave a good taste to it. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  2. I tried this recipe today, but it turned out to be bitter and thus ended up as a bad one.
    What can be done in order to avoid it from being bitter??4 stars

    1. chandni, gawar has a different taste. try using gawar which is tender, fresh and young. there is no other ingredient added in the recipe which can lead to bitterness. the amount of hing added is also very less. so the bitterness could be due to the type of gawar.

  3. Adding carom seeds to tadka of cluster beans is also another great variation but I’m unsure that how will it match up with onion as I cook food of only satvik version

  4. adding 1table spoon of rosted peanut powder to cluster beans while cooking also tastes good.
    Sometimes I also add soaked Moog daal…to cluster beans. This is a good variation.