Masala Govaar- Indian Cluster beans

Govaar/ Gavaari, Ganvaar falli, Chatur Falli, are all the names of the Indian Cluster beans/ or bitter beans,

250 gms of Govaar Beans

1 mediumĀ  yellow onion gratedimage(20)

1/4 tsp Ajwain seeds

1/2 tsp black mustard seeds

1 pinch of Hing/asafoetida

1 tsp Tamarind paste

1/2 tsp Jaggery/ brown sugar

1/2 tsp Garam Masala

1/2 tsp corriander seeds powder

1/2 tsp Red chili powder

1/2 tsp turmeric

1/4 tsp salt

1 pinch of Love

1 tbsp oil


Fresh chopped cilantro for garnish

Break the top and the tail off the bean, removing the thread/ vein

break it into small 1- 1 1/2 ” pieces, by hand, remove any remaining thread while doing this

Blanch these pieces with a pinch of salt and turmeric, drain the water right away

Mix the corriander seeds powder, garam masala and Red chili powder in the grated onion let it soak up the onion juice

Heat oil in a frying pan,

add black mustard seeds and bloom

add ajwain seeds, hing and turmeric, followed by the grated onion, with the spices mixed in, saute till golden brown,

add the tamaring paste, jaggery and salt

Add the blanched beans and stir well

Saute for 2-3 minutes, and garnish with fresh chopped cilantro

Serve with Roti, or Paraantha, tastes wonderful with steamed rice too