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Gavar / गवार / Cluster Bean / Cyamopsis tetragonoloba

Other Names

  • Local Name: Gavar / गवार
  • Common Name: Cluster Bean
  • Botanical Name: Cyamopsis tetragonoloba

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Shrub
  • Occurrence: Well-drained soil
  • Season of Availability: Summer season
  • Geography: South Asia
  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Fruits
  • Can be Eaten Raw: No

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No
  • Ripe: No
  • Both Raw & Ripe: No
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw plant
  • As Food: Cooked like a vegetable; guar gum is extracted.
  • As Medicine: Eaten cooked; guar gum is extracted; pod extract helps reduce blood glucose and cholesterol levels.
  • Cooking Method: Cooked like a vegetable; guar gum is extracted.
  • Preservation / Curing Technique: N/A
  • Does Require Another Plants to be cooked together: No
  • Souring Agents Required: N/A

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Rich in calcium.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps reduce blood glucose and cholesterol levels.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Eaten cooked; guar gum is extracted; pod extract helps reduce blood glucose and cholesterol levels.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Gavar Bhaji:
    Rinse gavar phali in a colander, drain. Cut into 1-inch pieces after removing the head, tail, and strings. Steam for 5-8 minutes. Mix besan and spice powders. Sauté ajwain, garlic, and green chili. Add besan-spice mix, cook for 1-2 minutes. Add steamed gavar and salt, cook for 2 minutes. Add garam masala and amchur.

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Gavar / गवार / Cluster Bean / Cyamopsis tetragonoloba

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