Guar ki Bhaaji Recipe

 
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Guar ki Bhaaji
How to make Guar ki Bhaaji
  • Chef: Chef Johnson at the Taj Blue Diamond in Pune
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

A Maharashtrian specialty made with thin green beans and traditional Maharashtrian spices.

Ingredients of Guar ki Bhaaji

  • 1 bowl guar, chopped (beans)
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida
  • 2 onions, chopped (approximately half a bowl)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 100 ml water (2 cups)
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp white jaggery
  • 1 green chili (slit vertically through the middle)
  • 2 tsp crushed peanut powder
  • Groundnut chutney (shengdaane ki chutney)
  • Roti

How to Make Guar ki Bhaaji

  • 1.Take 2 Tbsp of oil in a pan, add mustard seeds followed by asafoetida and onions. Keep stirring until onions turn golden.
  • 2.Add turmeric powder, chili powder, cumin powder and coriander powder, one followed by the other. Keep stirring until the masala is cooked and oil starts oozing out of the masala.
  • 3.Add chopped beans (1 inch pieces) to the pan followed by salt. At this stage, add approximately 100 ml (2 cups) of water to the pan. Continue stirring.
  • 4.Next, you add grounded/pounded masala to the pan and a bit of jaggery in order to level off the spices and chilies. In case you want it spicier, then add 1 chili vertically slit in half.
  • 5.To this, you add crushed peanut powder which is a Maharashtrian specialty and your Gawaar ki Bhaaji is ready.
  • 6.Traditionally the gawaar ki bhaaji is eaten with Shehendaane ki chutney (groundnut chutney) and Bhaakhri or roti's.
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