A very easy and everyday vegetable dish made from cluster beans (Guar/Gavar) flavored with carom seeds, ginger garlic, and spices. It is vegan. Skip adding asafoetida to make it gluten free.
Course dinner, Main Dish, roz ka khana, vegan
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian
Keyword gujarati, maindish, roz ka khana, subji, vegan
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 30minutes
1/4tspcarom seedsajwain, crushed between palms
1/4tspasafoetidahing, skip adding if making glutenfree
2tspcoriander cumin powderdhania jeera powder
1tspred chili powderI have used kashmiri chili powder
2tspginger garlic paste
2tbspcorianderwashed and chopped. Keep some aside for garnishing.
saltas per taste
Wash and chop the cluster beans lengthwise 1/2 inch long.
Heat a pressure cooker pan, add oil, add carom seeds (crush carom seeds between palms to give more flavor). When it crackles add asafoetida, turmeric powder, and ginger garlic paste. Saute on low heat for a minute and then add sugar, red chili powder, coriander-cumin powder. Mix saute for half a minute.
Add the chopped cluster beans/ guar/ gavar. Mix well. Add salt, coriander leaves and 1/4 cup of water. Cover the pressure pan with the lid with a ring on and put whistle. Cook for 4-5 whistles on high heat and 2 whistles on low heat.
Let the cooker cool down by itself. Open the lid. Mix the shaak well. It is ready to serve.
Remove the guar nu shaak in the serving bowl. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with fulka roti, dal, rice and salad for an everyday complete meal.