Maharashtrian Gawar chi Bhaji

This is a Recipe for preparing at home authentic Maharashtrian Gawar Chi Bhaji (Cluster Beans Vegetable).  A typical traditional Maharashtrian vegetable dish for the main course.

250 Gram Cluster Beans (cut in ½” pieces)
1 Big Onion (chopped)
¼ Cup Coriander (chopped)
2 Table spoon Peanut powder (roast and then make a thick powder)
2 Table spoon Coconut (shredded)
1 Tea spoon Sugar
Salt to taste

Maharashtrian Gawar chi Bhaji is a typical Maharashtrian vegetable dish
Maharashtrian Gawar chi Bhaji (Cluster Beans Vegetable)

For Tadka
1 Table spoon Oil
1 Tea spoon Mustard seeds
1 Tea spoon Cumin seeds
¼ Tea spoon Asafoetida
¼ Tea spoon Turmeric powder
6-7 Petals Garlic (mashed)
¼ Tea spoon Turmeric powder
1 Tea spoon Red Chili powder
1 Tea spoon Garam Masala

Wash and cut the Cluster Beans.

Heat the Oil in a Kadhai and the prepare the Tadka. Add the Onion and fry for 2-3 minutes on a slow flame. Add the Cluster beans, Salt and ¾ cup of the Water. Cover with a stain less steel plate and add some Water over the plate. Cook for 10-15 minutes on slow flame.

Then add Coconut, Coriander, Peanut powder and Sugar. Mix it well and cook for 2 minutes on slow flame. The preparation should be somewhat watery and not completely dry.

Serve hot with the Chapatti.

The Marathi version of this Bhaji is published in this – Article

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