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 Uses of Gavarfali ( Cluster Beans)

  Last Updated : Jan 23,2019






11 Uses of Gavarfali

uses of guar in Indian cooking. uses of gavarfali. Gavarfali, better known as Guar in India, is a legume that is annual in nature which is the source of Guar gum. It is native to India and Pakistan, mostly found in Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh but due to its rapid demand, it is being produced in different parts of the world as well. The younger vegetables are harvested to be used as vegetables while the matured ones are used to produce guar gum.

1. Gavarfali is the source of Guar Gum, a fine powder made from matured seeds of the gavarfali that is used as a thickener and stabilizer in the food industry.

2. Cluster beans are one of the best source of protein especially during pregnancy. Together with masoor dal is the best combination for pregnant women to have, for example, Gavar aur Masoor Dal.

3. The younger beans are cooked and enjoyed as food. Guar is a very popular Indian vegetable and is had as a dry or gravy subzi, especially in Rajasthan. Guar subzi enjoys simple flavors that are used in everyday Indian cooking like cumin, garlic, ginger and hing

4. Cluster beans are also enjoyed in curries and dals. Combine with different vegetables in Katti Mitti Dal or with other lentils to make a flavorful Mixed Dal.

5. Gavarfali are often cooked like green beans are cooked. Gavarfali are stringed and chopped into small pieces, then boiled in water till soft and added to tempered oil along with some ground spices. This curry is finally finished with a good amount of scraped coconut.

6. Gavar is one of the most important ingredients of a traditional Sindhi KadhiGavarfali is cooked in a flavorful, tangy gravy and served alongside hot steamed rice. It is also used in a Gavar Sambar, which is a delicacy in Karnataka. In the south it is also used to make a curry called kothavarengai pachadi. 

7. They are very good for diabetics and also contain high dietary fiber. Hence they are included in a diabetic person's diet. 

8. Fried Gavarfali is a delicious, crunchy snack that is eaten alongside roti and subzi. For this, the gavarfali is dried in the sun, the deep fried and then tossed in masalas. 

9. Gavarfali Dhokli is a mouth-watering Indian recipe in which the beans are served with wheat dumplings. This typical Gujarati recipe 

10. Cluster beans can also be turned into a fabulous pickle (achaar) by pickling it in a jar with lemon juice and methi seeds in the sun. 

11. An innovative way to use gavarfali is to turn it into a chutney with tamarind, chillies, chana dal, curry leaves and mustard seeds. This can be had with parathas and rice and as well. 

12. They can be cooked just like green beans and be used in simple stir fries.

 

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uses of gavarfali

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 by Tarla Dalal
The intelligent combination of gavar and masoor gives a dal that brims with flavour and overflows with nutrition! Onions and tomatoes turn out to be effective helpers in any dal recipe, improving the texture and flavour of the dish. A simple but smart tempering also works in favour of this dal, improving its aroma and taste manifold. This Gavar aur Masoor ki Dal is a wonderful dish to have during pregnancy because cluster beans is one of the best sources of fibre amongst vegetables. Combine this tasty dish with hot phulkas to make a healthy and satiating meal. For a change, you can replace masoor dal with yellow moong dal also, and follow the same recipe.
2.  
 by Tarla Dalal
A nice and soft subzi with the strong flavour of curds, the Gavarfali ki Subzi has a well-balanced flavour that is soothing yet spicy. Add a little baking soda while cooking the cluster beans to retain its colour, and also to ensure that it is well cooked. The combination of cumin and fennel seeds in the tempering is what gives this subzi its unique and memorable flavour, so make sure you do not omit it while preparing this subzi.
3.  
 by Tarla Dalal
This irresistible Mixed Vegetable Dal is a chock-full of nutritious vegetables like kaddu, gavarfali and baingan along with a combination of toovar and masoor dals, which makes a wholesome meal in its own right. Instead of cooking the vegetables in oddles of oil, we have cooked them in water to reduce the use of oil, and to retain more of the nutrients. The amount of jaggery used in this recipe is also less as compared to other sweet dals.
4.  
 by Tarla Dalal
Sindhi kadhi, ever imagined making kadhi in a pressure cooker ?? try this recipe before you say no! a melange of veggies coated with besan and cooked to perfection in the pressure cooker.
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