19th November 2017

Chawli Bhaji

This is a simple and plain preparation of chawli (long bean) greens. The chawli bhaji is not fried, but steamed in its own liquids. There are no uses of spices. It is a healthy way of preparing the greens and suitable for seniors. Can be served as a side or eaten with chapatis.

Serves: A Family of Four

Prep. Time: 15 Mins.

Cooking Time: 15 Mins

Ingredients:

  • Long Beans [Chawli] – 1 bunch (300 Gms)
  • Onion (finely chopped) – 1 medium
  • Light Green Chillies (deseeded & slit) – 2
  • Coconut (grated) -2 tbsp.
  • Oil – 1 tbsp.
  • Salt – ½ tsp. or as needed

Step 1:     Snip off the ends of the beans. Wash, dry and chop small.

Step 2:     Heat the oil in a pan and add the onions and sauté for 2 minutes on medium heat. Add the chopped chawli, green chillies, salt and 2 tbsp. water. Cover and cook on low heat for 10 to 12 minutes till the vegetables is done (but not overdone).

Step 3:     Uncover and sprinkle the coconut over the vegetable. Close the lid and switch off the heat. Allow it to stand for 5 minutes before serving.

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