Tuesday

Gavar chi Bhaji (Sautéed Cluster Beans)

     Gawaar Bhaji (2)    Gavar, Guar, Gorikayie…. list goes on with different regional names, are green beans native to India, very famous in the regional cooking of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra and may be other parts of the country too ! Back in Belgaum, these are also called as bavchi, tup shenga (literally meaning butter beans). The young softer beans are used as vegetables while the mature ones are used in manufacture of guar gum, a thickening agent in food industry.
    Here in the US they are available in the majority of the Indian grocery stores and every visit,  I make sure to pick some good amount of these beans. I usually make different type of subji with these, but here is one of the easiest and simplest one ! This goes to the Side Dish Showdown @ Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice !

Ingredients:
2 cups cluster beans, cut
2 tbsp oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 cup onions, finely chopped
2 small green chilies, finely chopped
salt to taste
1/8 cup fresh/frozen coconut

Preparation Method:
1. Pluck the tips and slice the beans into about 1 inch pieces.
2. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. As they splutter add the green chilies and chopped onions. Sauté.
3. Add the cut beans and sauté for few minutes. Add salt and let it cook. (I prefer the beans cooking without the lid closed to maintain the crunchiness)
4. Just before removing from heat, add the fresh/frozen coconut and give a stir.
4. Serve with chapati/roti
 
Gawaar Bhaji
Preparation Time: 10 –15 mins
Serves: 2 - 3

29 comments:

RV said...

lovely palette and looks delicious

San said...

Healthy beans ,straight from the pan shows the freshness n nice combo with roti.Inviting click.

Priya said...

I do this often, sometimes i add few soaked channadal...awesome sauteed beans..

Kiran said...

Dear SE,Sauted Cluster Beans with Roti is lovely combination.Looks very delcious.I would like to share an award with you.It is waiting for you at my blog, please come and collect it!!

Sarah Naveen said...

nice click..looks so perfect and yummy!!!

SE said...

thanks for stopping by, gals !!
@kiran.thanks for sharing the award
@Priya..i use toor dal in other version of the curry

simply.food said...

Beautiful presentation, guvar sabji looks healthy and delicious.I cook with these bean but adding coconut is new to me.Will surely try this.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Love cluster beans...presented well..

Joanne said...

I've never seen these before but I have everythign else on hand to make them! Have to search them out.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

SE, There is an award for you in my blog, please get it :)

kitchen queen said...

delicious and yummy!

jeyashrisuresh said...

simple and yummy curry. never tried cluster beans.Will tr y it

Sushma Mallya said...

Healthy and so simple ....

Aruna Manikandan said...

Delicious healthy poriyal :-)

Deepa G Joshi said...

hey the gavar curry looks so delicious..never tried this way..

Kanchan said...

I recollect I used to make faces looking @ this sabzi when mom used to prepare this ... but now when I started preparing this it has become a common dabba veggie !

Vrinda said...

Yummy n healthy fry...

Tina said...

Easy and simple recipe..

Latha said...

Yummy looking plate.

Hey DE,

If we finalize our plans for the cherry blossom trip, will def. let you know. Would love to meet you. Thanks.

Cinnamon-Girl said...

These sound great with the green chiles and coconut! Very unique! Would you like to send them to my Side Dish Showdown?

Jagruti said...

Guvar bhaji looks lovely and tasty..goes really well with gujarati daal..

Babli said...

Looks spicy, delicious and yummy. Wonderful presentation. Perfect with chapati.

Gulmohar said...

Not a big fan of this beans..but my hubby likes it :-)Perfect side dish for rotis..

Padma said...

SImple and delicious. Perfect with roti's.

Suparna said...

hi,
Awesome pics :) I too make it the same way..this dish is so simple and tasty...

Chitra said...

My mother loves these beans. she grew up in karnataka so that would make sense then! the dish looks great.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

sharing another award with you in my blog :)

Pierre said...

i love green beans and your reciupe is ..irresistible !! thanks se !! Pierre

nandini said...

simple dish, very elegant click!!!!

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