Dishes made with Gawar (Cluster Beans) are always tasty. It is one of my favorite vegetables. This vegetable is very good for Diabetics control and that is why the Tamil name Seeni Avarakkai (Sugar Beans).
Cluster Beans – 250 Gms
Salt – 1 pinch
Oil – 2 tbsp
Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Curry Leaves – from 1 twig
For Masala Mix:
Coriander Seed Powder – 1 tbsp
Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Grated Coconut – 1/3 cup
Roasted and coarsely crushed Pea Nuts – 1/3 cup
Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
Dry Mango Powder – ½ tsp
Jaggery (Gur/Sugar) – ½ tsp
Salt to taste
Break off the tip and base of the Cluster Beans and discard. Wash the Cluster Beans and break them into one inch long pieces. (Do not use knife to cut Cluster Beans, It will turn bitter). Take them in a pressure cooker and add a pinch of Salt and 2 to 3 tbsp of water. Cook them in the pressure cooker for 1 to 2 whistles. Remove the cooker from the stove and allow it to cool. The Cluster beans should have been cooked soft.
Heat the Oil in a pan. Add Mustard and Cumin Seeds and allow them to crackle. Add Curry Leaves and stir for few seconds.
Add the cooked Cluster Beans.
In the meanwhile, take all the ingredients under the “For Masala Mix” in a bowl. Combine them well.
Add the Masala mix which we prepared.
Mix well and cook them for 4 to 5 minutes.
Transfer to a serving bowl.
Serve with Roti, Chappati, Rice etc.