Today I am going to share my Recipe of CHAWLI NA DANA NU SHAAK….
This is how it looks like 👆…
Have you had this fresh Vegetable known as CHAWLI / LOBIA …It is the famous YARDLONG BEANS or COWPEAS as known in the West..
Yardlong beans or Cowpeas or CHAWLI NA DANA is a type of fresh Long Beans…. Mostly green, sometimes the red variety is available too ( although very rare) …These are long slender beans green in colour… Each pod contains small pea like beans within…. which I like to call as GREAN EDIBLE PEARLS !!!
These are slightly different than the regular CHAWLI or LOBIA that are available throughout the year as these are more famous for their fresh beans within ( My Green Pearls 😊😊)
As with other Beans their Nutritional Value is also very high…. Great for Health !!
Usually available in Winter, this delicious vegetable can be made in various ways but I am going to share my Favourite way of Cooking it……. just as My Mom makes it !!! Mommies are the Best aren’t they?????
So let’s get started…
For CHAWLI NA DANA NU SHAAK..
U need —–
500 gms CHAWLI / Yardlong beans peeled
12 Baby potatoes
250gms chopped green garlic
1 cup chopped fresh coriander leaves
1 cup grated fresh coconut
3 tablespoon Ginger chilli paste
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon ajwain or carom seeds
A pinch of aesofoetida
1 cup water
Salt to taste
Watch the Video for the Method..
Parboil the baby Potatoes
Heat oil in a pan
Add the Ajwain/ carom seeds & aesofoetida
Add the peeled Beans
Add the baking soda
Add the salt ( it is necessary to add salt now to retain the green colour )
Mix in the Ginger Chilli paste
Now add the chopped green garlic, coriander leaves, & grated coconut
Mix everything well together
Stir well & add one cup of water ( you can add more if want a gravy like consistency)
Put a lid on top & cook well for about 20 minutes
When the beans are half cooked, add the parboiled potatoes
Cook for around 10 minutes more
Check if both the beans & potatoes are cooked well
If not cook for some more time
When Done, Serve the CHAWLI NA DANA NU SHAAK !!!
This Delicious Veggie tastes best with Hot Rotis / Phulkas / Indian bread ….
Make Gujarati Kadhi to serve with this, it Tastes Heavenly !!!!
If you want you can even pressure cook everything to make it faster….
Make half the quantity if you are a small family …..
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