Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Guvar (Cluster) Bean, Carrot, & Minced Chicken Stir Fry

Note: Exclude minced chicken for a 100% vegetarian version

  • Guvar (cluster) beans, preferably fresh, chopped into inch long chunks, 4 cups
  • Carrots, julienne cut, 3-4 cups
  • Cilantro, fresh, chopped, 1 cup
  • Ginger and garlic paste, 2 TBSP
  • Garlic pickle, 2 TBSP
  • Caraway/Nigella seeds, 1 TBSP
  • Mustard seeds, 1 TBSP
  • Sesame seeds, 1 TBSP
  • Minced chicken, 2 cups, optional
  • Canola/Vegetable oil, 3 TBSP
  • Salt to taste
  • Note: The video in the Tweet embedded above is a quick preview of what the gorgeous stir fry would look like.
  • In a skillet, add oil, ginger and garlic paste, all the seeds, guvar beans, and carrots.
  • Mix them well and set on medium heat to fry.
  • After a good two minutes of frying, add the minced chicken, garlic pickle, a generous pinch of salt, and half of the chopped cilantro, continue frying on high heat.
  • When the minced chicken is well cooked (gone brownish from pink), taste to check for salt and adjust.
  • Add the remaining cilantro and cover with a lid, and turn off the heat.

  1. Serve as a salad 
  2. Serve with a side of rice, with a dip to go.
  3. Serve with Naan bread, with a chutney to go.
  4. Use as a pizza topping.
  5. Use as a filling for savory pie or rolls.

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