Gawarichi bhaji

Gavar Bhaji in Marathi Time: Preparation: 15 to 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes Servings: 2 to 3 I ngredients: 1/4 kg Gawar (Clu...

Gavar Bhaji in Marathi

Time: Preparation: 15 to 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 to 3

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1/4 kg Gawar (Cluster beans)
for tempering:- 1 tbsp oil, 2 pinches mustard seeds, 1 pinch cumin seeds, 2 pinches hing (Asafoetida), 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/4 tsp red chili powder
1 small potato, peeled and cubed
2 to 3 tbsp fresh coconut
1 tbsp peanuts powder
2 tsp jaggery
1/2 tsp Goda masala (Maharashtrian masala)
salt to taste

1) Wash gawar thoroughly. Pat dry with towel. Remove ends and strings (if any) of each gawar. Then pluck and make 1 inch pieces.
2) Steam cook broken gawar into a pressure cooker. Do not add water. (Add 1 inch level water at the bottom of cooker, take a steel container which fits inside the cooker. Put the broken gawar into it. and do not add water to this container.) Pressure cook upto 2 whistles, then turn of heat and wait for 10 minutes.
3) Heat oil into a wok or any pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, hing and turmeric. Then add potato cubes. Cover and cook for 5 minutes, till potato is half done. Add steam cooked gawar and mix.
4) Add red chili powder, goda masala, coconut, peanuts powder, and little salt. Mix nicely, cover and cook for couple of minutes. Then add jaggery and mix well. Cook for couple minutes more.
This sabzi tastes nice with chapati or white rice and dal.

1) Instead of raw potato, boiled potato can also be used. Put the boiled potato in the refrigerator for little while. Add the boiled potato and steam cooked gawar together into tempering.
2) Potato can be substituted by black peas. Soak the peas for atleast 7 to 8 hours in the water. Then pressure cook and use in the vegetable.
3) This sabzi can be prepare completely in the pressure cooker. Take a small pressure cooker. Prepare tempering according to the above method. Then add raw broken gawar and potato cubes (or soaked peas). Also add other ingredients and little water. Pressure cook upto 2 to 3 whistles. After 10 minutes open the cooker and boil for couple of minutes.


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  1. I usually cook cluster beans with soaked and ground lentil and spice.
    Your Bhaji looks nice and delicious.

  2. Hi Chitra,
    that sounds tasty :)..which lentils do you use ?

  3. Hi chitra,
    I am allergic to peanuts, so is their any other ingredient that can be used instead of peanuts...?

  4. Hi Amita

    you can make it without peanuts.. add little more coconut..

  5. nice, i like the way of doing it completely on kadhai only though it takes lot of time ... cos i dont like soaky gawar :-)

  6. Hi Vaidehi,

    Tu sangitlya pramane mi pressure cooker madhye bhaaji keli ani mast patkan jhaali. Mi tyat Owa pan ghatla hota, majhi aajji ghalaychi.

    recipe baddal khup khup dhanyavad :)


  7. Photo baghun tondath pani sutley. Will try to make this weekend



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