Tuesday, September 6, 2011
My cluster beans plant produced a very good harvest. After making the usual bhajis, upkaris and shaaks, I decided to make the sun-dried version. I remembered eating this in Gujarati restaurants in Mumbai. My MIL shared her version here.
We had a sweltering summer here. But making sun-dried items always remain a challenge for me. I always worry that just in case if it rains, then I won't even know as I would be in the office and all my sun dried items will need to be thrown away. So I checked the weather channel every morning before placing my cluster beans outside for drying. I was happy with the result.
Please note that these sun dried beans do have their unique, bitterish taste.
Tadka ma sukhaveli guvar
Sun dried Cluster Beans
20-25 cluster beans
1/2 cup plan yogurt (preferably sour)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp asafoetida
salt to taste
1/2 tsp ajwain/ajmo/owa/ajowan/carron seeds
1/2 tsp milk chili powder (optional)
1. Rinse cluster beans and dry them completely.
2. Mix yogurt mixture.