Cluster Bean Peanut Bhaji is a dry preparation of the vegetable locally called tidki-midki / gavar. The cluster beans have a bitter-sweet flavour and are a good combination with some crushed groundnuts / peanuts. The peanuts provide some crunch and makes the vegetable delectable to eat with rotis / chapatis.
Serves: A Family of Four
Prep. Time: 5 Mins
Cooking Time: 25 Mins
- Cluster Beans (chopped) – 250 gms
- Roasted Peanuts (crushed) – 3 tbsp.
- Onion (finely chopped) – 1 medium
- Tomato (finely chopped) – 1 medium
- Ginger-Garlic Paste (fresh) – ½ tsp.
- Curry Leaves – 6
- Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp.
- Red Chilly Powder – ½ tsp.
- Corriander Powder – 1 tsp.
- Cumin Powder – ¼ tsp.
- Garam Masala Powder – ¼ tsp.
- Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp.
- Oil – 1 tbsp.
- Salt -1 tsp. or to taste
Step 1: Heat a tbsp. of oil in a pan and when hot, splutter the cumin / jeera. Immediately add the curry leaves and the chopped onion and sauté on medium heat till the onion turns pink.
Step 2: Add the chopped tomato and a pinch of salt. Sauté for a minute. Then add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté on medium heat till the tomato turns soft.
Step 3: Now add the powdered masalas and sauté for a few seconds before you add the chopped beans. Add ½ tsp. salt along with the chopped beans and mix. Also add ¼ cup water and cook covered on low heat for 10 minutes.
Step 4: Finally add the crushed peanuts and give a mix. Switch off the heat and serve hot.