Gavar Sabji#Alphabet Challenge

The Gavar or cluster beans (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba) is an annual legume and the source of guar gum. It is also known as Gavar, Guwar or Guvar bean or in English Cluster Beans. Its kernel consists of a protein-rich germ and a relatively large endosperm, containing big amounts of the galactomannan.

250 Grams Gavar/Cluster Beans
1 Onion - chopped finely
1 Tomato - chopped finely
1/2 Teaspoon Cumin seeds
1/2 Teaspoon Mustard seeds
A pinch of Asafoetida
A pinch of turmeric powder
1 Teaspoon Chilly powder
1/2 Teaspoon Magic masala
1/2 Teaspoon Sugar
2 Tablespoons Oil

1 Tablespoon Coconut - grated
Salt to taste

Wash and chop the vegetable in small pieces.  

In a pan heat oil, add the mustard and cumin seeds, when they crackle, add the asafoetida, onions, tomatoes and turmeric powder, saute this till the tomato is soft and forms a paste. Add the Gavar and saute for 2 -3 minutes, then add the chilly powder, magic masala and sugar, saute for few minutes. Add salt to taste, cover and cook till done. If necessary then add water. I cooked this sabji on steam. When done, garnish with grated coconut and serve hot with rotis, phukla or rice.  
Lables: Gavar, Main course, Vegetarian, Healthy, Vegan, Gluten free, Cluster Beans
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  1. You always have interesting recipes with items with which I am not familiar. You expand my horizons.

  2. Love that this is garnished with coconut...sounds interesting...and I definitely want to try it! - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck - Colleen

  3. I make guvar in a different way but I would love to try with magic masala seasoning too as it adds a different flavor profile. Lovely recipe.

  4. I miss guvar so much. When I was in Mombasa, had them in abundance. I usually make it with yogurt.