Gavar (Cluster beans) and lal bhopla (pumpkin) sabji is a simple and healthy accompaniment for rotis or rice. The sweetness of the Pumpkin balances the slight bitterness of the cluster beans.
This is a simple Maharashtrian preparation made with use of basic spices.
2 Cups Gavar strings removed and broken into pieces or chopped.
1 Cup Lal Bhopla ,diced.
1 small Onion finely chopped.
1 tsp Oil.
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds.
1/4 tsp Asafoetida.
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder.
1 tsp Red Chilii Powder.
1 tbsp Grated Fresh Coconut.
Salt to Taste
Wash and pat dry gavar,remove strings and break/ chop into pieces.Wash and dice lal bhopla,keep aside.
Heat the oil in a pressure pan
Add mustar seeds and asafoetida ,add onion and saute till it turns translucent.
Add gavar,bhopla,chilli powder, turmeric,salt and grated coconut.Mix well add 2 tbsp of water,cover and cook for 1 whistle.
Once the pressure is released,open the lid,mix well.
Remove in a serving bowl and serve with phulka,bhakri or dal rice.