Gorikayi bhath (Spicy cluster bean rice)

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DSCN0433                                                          Ready to serve Spicy cluster bean rice

Time taken: 1 hour

Serves : 4-6

Cluster beans in english is gorikayi in kannada and Midkesanga/chitmidke in konkani and gavar in marati.  This vegetable though not popular has immense health benefits.  It controls diabetes, has a lot of dietary fiber, lowers the blood pressure, heart friendly, brings down the cholesterol level, digestive aid,the presence of iron in gavar increases hemoglobin production .  Thus it is ideal to include  this veggie in our weekly menu at least.  What do you say????  Here goes the recipe for spicy cluster bean rice…..

What you need to have:

1. Chopped cluster beans – 2 cups

2. Basumati rice – 1 cup

3. Green peas – a fistful

4. Jaggery – a generous pinch

5. Tamarind juice – 1 teaspoon

6. Salt – as needed

7. cooking oil – 1 teaspoonDSCN0390                                                                Chopped cluster bean & green peas

Ingredients of seasoning:

1. Cooking oil – 1 tablespoon

2. Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon

3. Peanuts – 1 tablespoon

4. Red chili -1

5. Asafoetida – 1/2 teaspoon

6. Curry leaves – a fewDSCN0402                                                       Ingredients of seasoning

Ingredients of spicy powder:

1. Black gram dal – 1 teaspoon

2. Bengal gram dal – 2 tablespoon

3. Coriander seeds – 4 teaspoons

4. Red chili powder – 1 teaspoon

5. Cinnamon stick – 1″ piece

6. Cloves – 3-4

7. Cardamom – 2-3

8. Kopak buds – 1

Dry roast all the ingredients in a pan and finally add chili powder in it and give a stir.  On cooling powder it and keep it aside.DSCN0396                                                     Roasted spicy powder

Ingredients of garnishing:

1. Chopped cilantro – a handful

2. Grated fresh coconut – 2 tablespoonDSCN0431

                                                 Ingredients of garnishing & other ingredients

1. Prepare rice in the cooker and when the pressure is released spread it in a wide plate to cool down.

DSCN0411                                                 Cooked rice being stored in a bowl on cooling

2. Heat oil in a wide pan and when heated add chopped cluster beans, salt and generous pinch of jaggery to it and allow it to cook  and when half done, add peas to it and cook till done.DSCN0392                                                Cluster beans being cookedDSCN0400                                                  Green peas being cooked along with cluster beans

3. Cooked veggie would be as shown in the image below.DSCN0405                                                     Cooked cluster bean and green peas

4. Place a skillet with 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in it on medium flame.  When heated add mustard seeds to it.  When it splutters, add peanuts and stir it for a minute and add red chili pieces and curry leaves to it.DSCN0418                                                    Seasoning in progress

5. Add cooked veggies from step-3 to it and add 1 and 1/2 teaspoon of spicy powder from step-1 to it and also add tamarind paste as well to it..DSCN0425                                              Cooked veggie and spicy powder being added

6. Add cooked rice from step-1 to it and stir well.DSCN0428                                                  Cooked rice being added

7. Ready to serve Gorikayi bhath is as shown in the image below.

DSCN0430                                                   Ready to serve Gorikayi bhath

8. Transfer it to a serving bowl and garnish with grated coconut and cilantro DSCN0433                                                  Gorikayi bhath garnished with coconut & cilantro

Time taken: 1 hour

Serves : 4-6

Good to remember:     1. Use fresh and tender veggie as it tends spoil the dish.

2. One can use tamarind and make juice by boiling it as well instead of the paste.

3. Add generous quantity of jaggery to the dish as the veggie is a little bittery .

4. Let the rice corns be cooked right as shown in the above image.            



6 thoughts on “Gorikayi bhath (Spicy cluster bean rice)

    Smiling Notes said:
    June 23, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Wow looks delicious!!

      prathibalrao responded:
      July 14, 2015 at 9:58 am

      Hi Smiling notes,

      Thanks a lot for your comments which is always welcome.

    krish recipes said:
    June 27, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Rice recipe which I can add up to my lunch box menul Thanks for sharing

      prathibalrao responded:
      July 14, 2015 at 9:59 am

      Hi Krish recipes,

      This is a rare rice recipe but really tastes yummy and different.

    Roopa Manoj said:
    March 4, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Seems to be a good receipe using cluster beans, will definetely try.

      prathibalrao responded:
      March 4, 2016 at 2:48 pm

      Hi Roopa Manoj,

      Do give a try and please send me da feed back !!!!

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