Cluster beans gravy ( Gavar Ki sabzi )

 There are so many delicious ways to cook the cluster beans, known as Kthavarangai in Tamil, Gavar in Hindi. It has light bitterness and a sweetness too to it. One of the simplest but yummiest recipe I came across is this Gavar Ki sabzi which is a great simple accompaniment for rotis. This is Rajasthani way of preparing Clusterbeans /Gavarfali.


2 cups cluster beans/  (gavarfali)
1 cup curds 
1 tbsp coriander  powder
2 tsp chilli powder
2 tsp besan (Bengal gram flour )
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds 
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp fennel seeds 
5 curry leaves 
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste


Clean the Cluster beans  by removing the ends and edged fibre , called stringing them.
Pressure cook the cluster beans  in water for 2 whistles and drain out all the water.

Combine the curds, coriander powder, chilli powder, gram flour and salt and whisk well.

Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds, asafoetida and fennel seeds.

When the seeds crackle, add the curd mixture, curry leaves and ΒΌ cup of water and mix well.

Bring to a boil and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring continously.

Add the gavarfali and mix well. Simmer for another 2 to 3 minutes.

Serve hot with rotis.