Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Guvar/Gavar Bajra Dhokli nu Saak - Cluster Beans with Spicy Millet flour dumplings #Gujaratisaak #Dhokli #Delicious #kemcho #nowonmyblog #jcookingodyssey

Guvar Dhokli nu Saak , is delectable , robust and authentic recipe which is quite popular in Gujarati community. This recipe hails from the region of Saurashtra aka Kathiyawad too. It's main course dish made of spicy flour dumplings ( Dhokli ) cooked with Cluster beans. In this recipe flour dumplings are made of wheat flour and this dish can be made in jiffy , if preparation done early.



This recipe stands out as you can have as main course with Rice, Roti or paratha or if you are like me just have it on it's own ,  the way you devour Daal Dhokli, with plenty of colourful salad. satisfies your taste buds to give a senses of spicy and sweet fulfilling and earthy flavoured dish.

As a foodie and food blogger, I always experiment with traditional dishes, maybe I would add one new ingredient or omit one. It's always trial and error and with that I have had many disappointments and successes too.


This time I chose Guvar Dhokli nu Saak to experiment with, not a major one, but I knew that maybe this experiment can ruin my dish as we all are more than happy with the traditional recipe. Generally, for this saak/Shaak, dhoklis are made with wheat and chick pea flour. I added Bajra ( Millet ) flour and finely chopped spinach in dhokli dough.


Results was fruitful, not just me and husband enjoyed it but our sunny boy had second helpings too and that too without Roti or Rice, but with plenty of colourful salad. There were three happy tummies :)

Notes :-
For this recipe get tender cluster beans.
Instead of spinach, you can use finely chopped coriander leaves.



You will need :- Gravy

  • 250 g tender cluster beans ( Guvar ) cut into small size
  • 4-5 tbsp. oil 
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds ( Rai )
  • 1/4 tsp. Carom seeds ( Ajwain )
  • Pinch hing
  • 1 tsp. ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp. red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin and coriander ( dhana jeeru )
  • 1 tbsp. Jaggery ( Gor )
You will need :- Dhokli
  • 1/2 cup bajri atta ( Millet flour )
  • 1/4 cup Roti atta ( wheat flour )
  • 2 tbsp. besan ( Chick pea flour )
  • 1/4 cup cleaned finely chopped spinach 
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp. oil
  • 1/2 tsp. red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Carom seeds ( Ajwain )




Method :- Dhokli
In a big bowl add all the dhokli ingredients and add very little water at a time and knead stiff dough.
Now make very small balls ( marble size ) from the dough, then press them slightly to make round and flat dhokli.
Once all the dhoklis are made, cover with the clean cloth and leave it aside.
To preapare guvar gravy, heat oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds.
Once they crackle, add ajwain and hing.
Then add washed cluster beans and cook for few seconds.
Add 2 cups of water and add ginger garlic paste and all the masala and salt.
Do not cover the kadai, and let the cluster beans cook for 7-8 minutes.
Add pressed dhokli one by one, add little water if needed.
Cover the kadai with the lid and cook Guvar Dhokli until done.
It will take another 8-10 minutes.
Add jaggery and cook further one minute.
Turn off the heat and garnish it with the fresh coriander.
Serve as a main course with the roti, rice and salad or have it on it's own.
Enjoy !!!
























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