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Instant Pot Cluster Beans / Gawar Aloo Ki Sabji

This Instant Pot Cluster beans / Gawar Aloo ki Sabji is a very simple and a delicious side dish, which is low in calories and highly nutritious recipe.  
Cluster beans or Gawar or also known as guvar or guar, is a delicious side dish from Indian cuisine. This is a very simple recipe which is made in almost every home in India. Thus, we see lots of variations to this recipe. Cluster beans or gawar is very low in calorie and very high in it’s nutritional values, thus a great include into your diet. I love this recipe, the fact it’s so simple and delicious but at the same time I don’t have to worry about all the calorie intake.

Instant Pot Cluster Beans Gawar Aloo Ki Sabji

 

Today, I am sharing my recipe for cluster beans or gawar aloo ki sabji. I learnt this recipe from my mom, being a working women and with little time to spend in kitchen, this recipe was one of the quickest and delicious recipe my mom used to make. With just the basic ingredients at home, you could make this delicious and healthy dish. The flavors of garlic and ginger, cooked with tomatoes and some dry spices, make these beans so yummy. I like to add a potato for my picky eater at home, my little one, but it’s totally optional you could make it with just the beans itself and still it turns out absolutely delicious. 

Instant Pot Cluster Beans Gawar Aloo Ki Sabji

 

 

 

Cooking cluster beans takes little longer than, the green beans, and therefore I prefer cooking these in a Instant pot or a pressure cooker. But you could totally make this recipe on a stove top as well (Please see detailed recipe for instructions on how to cook cluster beans using stove top method). You could serve this cluster beans or gawar aloo ki sabji with some roti, naan or paratha. I like to serve it with some lentil/dal, makes it a complete meal. Enjoy this easy preparation of cluster beans or gawar aloo ki sabji. Happy cooking!!

Instant Pot Cluster Beans Gawar Aloo Ki Sabji

 

 

 

Instant Pot Cluster Beans / Gawar Aloo Ki Sabji

This Instant Pot Cluster beans / Gawar Aloo ki Sabji is a very simple and a delicious side dish, which is low in calories and highly nutritious recipe. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword instant pot cluster beans, gawar aloo ki sabji,gawar aloo sabji recipe,gawar ki phali aloo recipe,instant pot recipes, instant pot vegetarian recipes, instant pot Indian recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Jyoti Behrani

Ingredients

  • 12 oz gawar / cluster beans Frozen, chopped
  • 1 potato peeled and chopped, into 1 inch cube
  • 2 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 6-8 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 inch ginger finely chopped
  • 1 green chili chopped (optional)
  • 1/8 TSP asafoetida or hing
  • 1/2 TBSP coriander powder
  • 1 TSP red chili powder as per taste
  • 1 TSP turmeric powder
  • 1 TSP dry mango powder optional
  • 3 TBSP oil
  • 2 TBSP water
  • Salt to taste

For garnish:

  • Handful of fresh cilantro
  • 1 TSP lemon juice optional

Instructions

Instructions for Instant Pot Cooking:

  • Turn on Instant Pot to saute mode (high). When the "HOT" sign displays, add oil. Add asafoetida, ginger-garlic, saute for 2-3 min.
  • Add tomato, dry spices (coriander powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder, dry mango powder).  Saute for 2-3 min, until tomatoes are soften.
  • Add the cluster beans, chopped potatoes, salt to taste and 2 TBSP of water. Mix well.
  • Set Instant Pot to Manual / Pressure Cook mode (HI) for 0 min. Followed by QPR (Quick Pressure Release).
  • Open the Instant Pot, turn on saute mode (high), saute for 2-3  min or until all the moisture is evaporated.
  • Serve cluster beans or gawar aloo ki sabji garnished with some fresh cilantro. Enjoy cluster beans with Tandoori roti, Naan, or Paratha!

Instructions for Pressure Cooker Cooking:

  • On a high heat, in a pressure cooker. Add oil, when oil is hot, add asafoetida, ginger-garlic, saute for 2-3 min.
  • Add tomato, dry spices (coriander powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder, dry mango powder).  Saute for 2-3 min, until tomatoes are soften.
  • Add the cluster beans, chopped potatoes, salt to taste and 2 TBSP of water. Mix well.
  • Close pressure cooker, after the first whistle, turn off the heat. Followed by Quick Pressure Release.
  • Open the Pressure cooker, turn on heat (high), saute for 2-3  min or until all the moisture is evaporated.
  • Serve cluster beans or gawar aloo ki sabji garnished with some fresh cilantro. Enjoy cluster beans with Tandoori roti, Naan, or Paratha!

Instructions for Stove Top Cooking:

  • On a high heat, in a wok/kadai. Add oil, when oil is hot, add asafoetida, ginger-garlic, saute for 2-3 min.
  • Add tomato, dry spices (coriander powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder, dry mango powder).  Saute for 2-3 min, until tomatoes are soften.
  • Add the cluster beans, chopped potatoes, salt to taste and 2 TBSP of water. Mix well.
  • Cover and cook on medium to low heat, stir occasionally.
  • Cook until cluster bean and potatoes are cooked through.
  • Serve cluster beans or gawar aloo ki sabji garnished with some fresh cilantro. Enjoy cluster beans with Tandoori roti, Naan, or Paratha!

Notes

1. Fresh or frozen cluster beans or gawar/guvar can be used for this recipe. Frozen cluster beans or gawar/guvar is easily available in Indian/Asian grocery stores.
2. If using fresh cluster beans, it will take little longer to cook as compared to the frozen ones. Adjust, the cooking time accordingly.
3. This recipe is a dry dish,  mainly served as a side dish. Some lentil/dal may be served along with this dish.
4. Adjust the spiciness as per taste.
5. Lemon or lime juice may also be used instead of dry mango powder. 

 

 

Jyoti Behrani

Hello!! Welcome to my blog, my journey Living Smart and Healthy! Cook with me easy and authentic Indian food and around the globe. Will be sharing tips and tricks on easy authentic cooking, without spending hours in the kitchen or comprising on authentic flavors. Keeping things simple and healthy is what I am all about. Life is simple, so lets keep cooking simple too!!

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