16th May 2021

Cluster Bean Peanut Bhaji

Cluster Bean Peanut Bhaji

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.



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