Thursday, March 3, 2011
Guar -- Indian Green Beans -- At Eastern Bazaar
Guar are also called "cluster beans." They're thin green beans with tiny, tiny beans inside the pod. Visually different from your regular beans, almost looks more like the green from a chive.
They're $3 a pound in the cooler at Eastern Bazaar in Laurel. I had never seem them before, but a Googled a recipe on the spot and grabbed curry leaves to round that out.
Try something exotic. Try something authentic. And it's green beans so it's not like I'm getting you to intestines or lungs.
If you want to try guar beans, check out the "Cluster Beans and Potato Bhaji" on Mamta's Kitchen. Substitute a small can of chopped tomatoes for the two tomatoes. And remember that a pound is about 500 grams, so it's about a quarter-pound of beans and half that much in potatoes.