Thursday, February 15, 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!

Ingredients:

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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20 comments:

nz said...

Hey Trupti, am I the first one to comment ! Never tried guvar with sesame and garlic. Normally I cook it in pressure cooker too the same way u do but totally different masalas. I will try this as it looks very simple too and will let you know the jury's comments( hubby and kids ) !!!!

just for fun said...

My fav. vegetable.
Never tried with sesame seeds. will try.

Sushma said...

This is among one of my father's fav vegetable. I also like it and liked the sesame touch to it. Next time - your way
-Sushma

Asha said...

Very simple and delicious.I love Guvar beans but I don't get it often here.Ajwain is new addition for me.Great recipe T!Thank you.

swapna said...

hi trupti
looking very tasty..

archana said...

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Mythreyee said...

what a wonderful recipe you have shared. thanks. Garlic makes the recipe more interesting.

Sandeepa said...

Thanks for this new way to do Beans Trupti

jacob said...

nice recipe. is guvar and papdi the same? looks so from the picture.

Anuradha said...

Hi Trupti, I love the food, music, paintings, food pictures and everything on your blog. I tried your broccoli and methi curry. It turned out great. My husband simply loved it. Now we both love broccoli. I am going to prepare it regularly. Thanks a lot for sharing such wonderful recipes.
Anuradha.

indosungod said...

Trupti, Gujarati series is very intresting and tasty. A new way of cooking cluster beans. I also notice there is a pinch of sugar in almost all dishes.

Sri said...

Hi Trupti..I love Guvar subzi never tried it with til...will be trying it whenever I get fresh guvar.

USHA said...

Hi Trupti,

Nice dish,wonderful presentation...

Thanks for sharing...

Manjula said...

Never tried any curries with ajwain and sesame seeds. I am excited to try this one. Can this be done with any other veggies?

Seema said...

Guvaar with sesame seeds is so very new to me as others Trupti. But I am sure I am gonna love it as I love the flavor of Sesame and love this veggie. Would sure be a nice combo.

Sajeda Meghji said...

Thanks Trupti, Guvar nu shaak is one of my favourites!

Linda said...

Oh, and I just happen to have a bag of frozen guvar! Looks delicious and now I know what I'm making tomorrow :)

Vini K said...

Hey Trupti,just made guvar curry for tonight's dinner.Will try your version as I still have some leftover.

Congratulations on the nomination dear!I am sorry I absolutely forgot to leave a note in your streusel cake post.I tried to vote for the indibloggers,but somehow I am unable to go to the page where I can vote.don;t know what the problem is.Will try again tomorrow.

Kanan said...

Hey Trupti, I tried your recipe for Guvar and it turned out so delicious. I am sending the recipe to my mom and some other relatives. Thanks

farah said...

hi there! even i luv cluster beans but i dont know; i dont find them here as such?? i stay in downtown Toronto may be in some indian grocery stores that tooooooo selected.. Back home my mumma used to mak with dry fish and it used to taste heavenly.thx 4 sharing ur recipe. Keep it up ur good work. Cheers!

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black cumin seeds = royal cumin seeds = kala jeera = shahi jeera = saah jeera Pronunciation: KUH-min Notes: Indian cooks use this spice in many of their curries and tandoori dishes. It's darker and sweeter than ordinary cumin. To bring out its nutty flavor, it helps to toast the seeds briefly before using them. Substitutes: cumin (Not as sweet as black cumin.) OR nigella

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