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For Diabetics - Gavar Pumpkin Vegetable

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“This is from Tarla Dalal's delicious diabetic low cal cookbook. Cluster beans or gavar have the highest fibre content among all vegetables and prevent a rapid rise in blood sugar levels after a meal. Red pumpkin thickens the gravy and imparts a natural sweetness to this dish which is delectable. Enjoy! Note: This can be cooked in a pressure cooker as cluster beans would otherwise take much longer to cook.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a non-stick pan.
  2. Toss in cumin seeds and allow to crackle.
  3. Once they stop crackling, add ajwain and asafoetida.
  4. Stir-fry for 30 seconds.
  5. Add cluster beans, pumpkin, chilli and turmeric powders and salt.
  6. Saute for 3 minutes.
  7. Stir in 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  8. Add garlic, cover the pot and simmer for 20 minutes or until the cluster beans are cooked.
  9. Mash the pumpkin and add it to make the gravy.
  10. Garnish with corriander leaves and serve hot.

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