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Gawar Aloo ki Sabji, a quick and easy recipe from Indian cuisine. Gawar or cluster beans is low in calories and highly nutritious. This Gawar Aloo ki subji is made with cluster beans, potatoes and some Indian spices. This vegan, nut-free Gawar Aloo ki subji can be made in under 20 minutes!!

 

Instant Pot Cluster Beans Gawar Aloo Ki Sabji

 

 

WHAT IS GAWAR ALOO KI SUBJI

Gawar or cluster beans is a type of bean. Cluster beans or gawar is very low in calorie and very high in it’s nutritional values, thus a great include into your diet. This is a very simple recipe which is made in almost every home in India. Thus, we see lots of variations to this recipe.  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.
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

 

 

 

HOW TO COOK GAWAR ALOO KI SUBJI

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 the stove top instructions discussed later in the post). 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.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTANT POT GAWAR ALOO KI SUBJI

  1. Turn on Instant Pot to saute mode (high). When the “HOT” sign displays, add oil. Add asafoetida, ginger-garlic, saute for 2-3 min.
  2. Add tomato, dry spices (coriander powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder, dry mango powder).  Saute for 2-3 min, until tomatoes are soften.
  3. Add the cluster beans, chopped potatoes, salt to taste and 2 TBSP of water. Mix well.
  4. Set Instant Pot to Manual / Pressure Cook mode (HI) for 0 min. Followed by QPR (Quick Pressure Release).
  5. Open the Instant Pot, turn on saute mode (high), saute for 2-3  min or until all the moisture is evaporated.
  6. 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 PRESSURE COOKER GAWAR ALOO KI SUBJI

Follow the same steps as described under Instant Pot. After the first whistle reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat. quickly remove the pressure. Now turn on the heat on high, and saute for another 2-3 minutes or until all the moisture is evaporated. Serve Gawar Aloo ki Subji with some roti, naan or paratha.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR STOVE TOP GAWAR ALOO KI SUBJI

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

 

Instant Pot Cluster Beans Gawar Aloo Ki Sabji

 

 

TIPS FOR THIS EASY GAWAR ALOO KI SUBJI

  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. Green beans can also be used instead of gavar. Follow the same recipe.
  3. If using fresh cluster beans, it will take little longer to cook as compared to the frozen ones. Adjust, the cooking time accordingly.
  4. This recipe is a dry dish,  mainly served as a side dish. Some lentil/dal may be served along with this dish.
  5. Adjust the spiciness as per taste. 
  6. Lemon or lime juice may also be used instead of dry mango powder. 

HOW TO SERVE GAWAR ALOO KI SUBJI

Enjoy this healthy and yummylicious Gawar Aloo Ki Sabzi with some roti, jowar Bhakri  (Sorghum flour flatbread) and some dollup of ghee/clarified butter or some paratha. Bon Appetite!!

HOW TO STORE GAWAR ALOO KI SUBJI

  • Gawar Aloo ki sabzi stays fresh for 2-3 days in the refrigerator.
  • Greens may be frozen for upto a month. Freeze the subji in a freezer safe container or ziploc bags. Defrost the greens in the refrigerator overnight. Reheat and serve.

 

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Instant Pot Cluster Beans / Gawar Aloo Ki Sabji

Gawar Aloo ki Sabji, a quick and easy recipe from Indian cuisine. Gawar or cluster beans is low in calories and highly nutritious. This Gawar Aloo ki subji is made with cluster beans, potatoes and some Indian spices. This vegan, nut-free Gawar Aloo ki subji can be made in under 20 minutes!!
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, minced
  • 1 inch ginger, chopped
  • 1 green chili, as per taste
  • 1/8 tsp Hing (Asafoetida)
  • 1/2 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder, as per taste
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Amchur Powder (Dry Mango Powder) optional
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Salt to taste

For garnish:

  • Handful of fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 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!

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. 
  6. Please refer to post earlier for Instructions on Stove top pressure cooking.
  7. Please refer to post earlier for Instructions on stove top cooking without pressure cooker.

 

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!!

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Hi Jyoti,

    The guvar patata recipe I learned from my mom entailed boiling the guvar, then squeezing the extra water and then tadka with ginger-garlic, tomato and dry masalas. Your recipe does not call for squeezing the extra water. Would the end result be more moist ?

    1. Hi Rajni, I used frozen gawar for this recipe, and it does not require any boiling. After pressure cooking, if there is any moisture left, turn on the saute mode and let the moisture evaporate. If you are using fresh qawar, you may have to adjust the cooking time. Fresh quwar takes longer to cook. You can boil the guwar first, remove it a colander and let any extra water drain before using it in the recipe. Hope this helps. Thanks!

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