Friday, 27 August 2010
Guvar Dhokri- a Gujarati dish made with dhokri which is flavoured chapatti pieces that are cooked in the spicy gravy together with Guvar (cluster beans)
120 grams /4 oz cluster beans top and tailed and cut into 2.5 cm pieces.
1/2 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon chilli powder
½ teaspoon cumin powder
½ teaspoon coriander powder
½ teaspoon garlic paste
¼ teaspoon mustard seeds
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tomatoes chopped and blended to a puree
3 cups water
Few springs of fresh coriander for garnish
1 tablespoons wheat flour
1 tablespoon besan (chick pea flour)
2 tablespoons fresh chopped fenugreek
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon olive oil
Water to make dough
1. Add wheat flour and besan in a bowl together with the fenugreek, salt, turmeric ad chilli powder.
2. Add the oil and make dough by adding 2-3 tablespoons water as needed to make pliable dough.
3. Cover and keep aside to rest.
4. In a large saucepan add 3 tablespoons of oil when hot add mustard seeds and wait for them to splutter, next add the garlic and sauté.
5. Add the tomatoes, salt, chilli powder, cumin and coriander powders and turmeric
6. Cook till tomatoes and spices infuse. Add the cluster beans and add 3 cups of water and bring to boil.
7. Dive the dhokri dough in to 4 parts, roll out 6 inch chapatti from each ball of dough. Cut the chapatti into 3 cm squares.
8. Lift the chapatti squares and put them in the boiling pan of cluster beans that are cooking. Repeat for rest of dough.
9. Stir the curry intermittently to avoid dhokri from sticking to each other too much. Add more water if required.
10. When all the dough has been used up, turn heat to simmer cover and cook till dhokri’s and cluster beans are well cooked.
11. Transfer the curry to serving dish and garnish with fresh chopped coriander.
Serve with rice.
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