Guvar, also known by its many names like Guwar, Guar, Cluster Bean, Gavar, Gawar, Guara, Gawar Ki Phalli, and Gokarakaya, is a type of bean that has been cultivated throughout India for centuries. Because of its many uses, the Gavar vegetable is one of the most sought-after vegetables in the market. Nowadays, Guvar Dhokli is commonly used for commercial and cooking purposes because its thickening agent can produce Guar gum.
The Gawar vegetable is small to medium in size, about 3-10 centimetres in length, and are narrow in shape, much like peas. The pods are green and have a soft and slimy texture. Once they are mature, they change into yellow-green, and the seeds will be visible in clusters. Each pod will contain about 5-12 seeds and a slightly bitter taste similar to a broad bean.
Health Benefits of Guwar
Guvar beans are rich in nutrients and contain dietary fibre, vitamins A, C, K, manganese, calcium, iron, and potassium. Here are some of its benefits:
Strengthens your bones
Guar beans are rich in calcium, making your bone more robust and preventing bone loss in the future. It also contains phosphorous, which aids in strengthening your bones and keeping them healthy.
Reduces the risk of Diabetes
Guwar cluster beans contain glyconutrients that are great in controlling your blood sugar levels, so if you have Diabetes or avoid acquiring the illness in the long run, this vegetable is vital. This is because Guwar has a low glycemic index preventing rapid fluctuations in your blood sugar levels compared to other foods.
Improves blood circulation and heart health
Iron in Guwar increases the production of red blood cells in your body, increasing your oxygen supply and preventing anaemia. It also contains dietary fibre, potassium, and folate that prevents various cardiovascular diseases. The reason is that these nutrients help in lowering the blood levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) in your body.
Guvar Dhokli Recipe
If you don’t like the slightly bitter taste of cluster beans, try out this simple, easy to cook and delicious Gawar Ki Sabzi and serve it along with Panchmel Dal and Boondi Rait for a weekday meal.
Gawar Ki Sabzi Recipe - Cluster Beans Curry
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 mins
Serves: 4 people
Meal Course: Lunch
- 300 grams Gawar Phali (Guwar/Cluster beans)
- 1 tablespoon Sunflower Oil
- 1 teaspoon Ajwain (Carom seeds)
- 2 Tomatoes, finely chopped
- 1 Onion, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoon Coriander Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
- 1-1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
- 3 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
- 1-inch ginger, finely chopped
- Heat oil in a pressure cooker over medium heat. Add the Ajwain seeds and allow them to crackle. Add the onion, ginger, and garlic and saute until they are golden brown.
- Add in the tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder.
- Once the condiments are mushy, add the Guwar along with 1/4 cup of water.
- Pressure cook until the pot whistles. Once cooked, add salt and other spices to taste.
- Plate your Gawar Ki Sabzi in a serving bowl and serve hot.
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