Saturday, July 31, 2010

Gawar (Cluster beans) subji - Gujarati Style

Weekly visits to Indian grocery stores are always refreshing for me...you get to see Indian crowd...either just exchange smiles or get into some conversation, my favorite subject to talk is - How do you cook this subji? I have always found that people are very kind and generous to talk on food subject...recipes that you get here are most authentic. This Gavar subji recipe was shared by one Gujarati woman. It is cooked in yogurt with dash of Ajwain.

Ingredients :-
  • Gawar - 2.5 Cups - Trim both edges and cut in 1 inch pieces. (either use knife or snap with fingers)
  • 1 medium size onion - chopped finely
  • 2-3 Green chilies - chopped finely
  • 1/2 Cup yogurt
  • 1 Tb.spoon oil
  • 1/2 T.spoon ajwain (Ova)
  • 1/2 T.spoon garam masala.
  • 1/2 T.spoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 Cup fresh chopped cilantro
Preparation :-
  1. Heat 1 tbs oil in a medium size skillet or heavy bottom pot. Add chopped onions and saute on medium heat until they turn soft and transparent - about 4-5 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle half tsp Ajwain - mix with onions. Add half cup yogurt and stir-fry on high heat for about 3-4 minutes until yogurt is partially evaporated and gets shiny glaze..do stir occasionally with wooden spoon.
  3. Now add turmeric powder, garam masala,green chilies and Gawar - Combine all, stir-fry on high heat for about 2-3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Add salt, 1 Cup water - Cover the lid and let it simmer for 4-5 minutes. Do check at interval, if water dries out then add little water.
  4. Reduce heat to low , make sure there is enough liquid in subji - Let subji cook covered until gawar turns tender - about 6-7 minutes more.
  5. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve with roti / rice.

6 comments:

Leena said...

Love gawar dishes,yours looking yummy!

A said...

I love the pictures for sure :)

Anonymous said...

Hello Usha

Visited your blog again..so beautiful..great work

MaxDeIndiana

Usha said...

Leena..Thanks.

A .. Thanks for picture compliments.

Max .. Glad to see you again..keep visiting..Thanks.

Anonymous said...

ITS MY FAVOURITE
BUT RIT NOW M IN BIHAR.
KHUP ICHCHA ZALI DISH BAGHUN KHAYCHI. PN ITHE HI BHAJI MILATACH NAHI

Usha said...

anonymous, tumhi thoda vel kadhun blog war comment taklat, Thankyou.

I didn't know it is difficult to get gawar subji in Bihar...tumhi ani chawkashi kara, kuthe tari milalee pahije...Hope you get to eat gawar subji soon.

Other day I cooked one more version of yogurt gavar, I will be posting recipe soon...do stop by after few days.

Thanks again. :)