Thursday, 15 February 2007

Gujarati Series: Guvar Til Curry

Guvar or clusterbeans are so versatile, they complement any recipe. One such dish I have learned to make from my mother-in-law is Guvar with sesame seeds. Sesame seeds lend a nutty flavor to these guvar and is perfect as an accompaniment to Phulkas or rice. This is also one of the easiest curries to make, especially if you enlist the help of the pressure cooker!


Guvar- chopped, either fresh or frozen,
1 heaping tbsp of Sesame seeds,
2 cloves of garlic, chopped, 1 clove of garlic- shredded

Olive oil, asafoetida, turmeric, chili powder, salt, a pinch of sugar, ajwain seeds, a little water.

In a pressure cooker, heat some oil, add ajwain seeds, chopped garlic and the asafoetida, when this sizzles, add some turmeric powder and chili powder. Now add the sesame seeds,and give them a quick stir. Add the chopped Guvar, salt and sugar and the shredded garlic. This will give it that extra kick. Give it another good stir befor adding some water. Don't add too much, just add enough to create some steam so that the guvar doesn't burn on the bottom. Put the lid on the cooker and let cook for at least 2 whistles.

Serve hot with Phulka Rotis and enjoy.

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