Gavar pumpkin vegetable

Posted on February 26, 2009. Filed under: Diabetes/diabetic recipe, Subzi | Tags: , , , |

Cluster beans are good for diabetics as they have the highest fibre content among all vegetables which in turn prevents a rapid rise in blood sugar levels after a meal.
Red pumpkin has been added to thicken the gravy and it also imparts a natural sweetness to this dish, which is delectable.
You could have never tried this combination of vegetable, but do not hesitate to do so now as this will definitely please your palate.

Cooking Time : 25 mins.
Preparation Time : 10 mins.

Serves 4.

Ingredients
2 cups cluster beans (gavarfali),cut into 1″ pieces
2 cups red pumpkin (kaddu)
1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
½ teaspoon ajwain (carom seeds)
¼ teaspoon asafoetida (hing)
1 teaspoon chilli powder
½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
1½ teaspoons crushed garlic
1 tablespoon chopped coriander
1 teaspoon oil
salt to taste
Method
1. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds. When they crackle, add the ajwain and asafoetida.
2. Add the cluster beans, pumpkin, chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
3. Add 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.
4. Add the garlic, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or till the cluster beans are cooked.
5. Mash the pumpkin to make a gravy and serve hot garnished with the chopped coriander.
Tips
You can also make this vegetable in a pressure cooker as gavarfali takes a while to cook.

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