Monday, June 16, 2014

Gawar aur Aloo ki Sabzi | Cluster Beans-Potato Curry

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 Gawar ki Sabzi
We get very good and tender Cluster beans in Mumbai and hence it is again one routine vegetable which appears frequently at my place.Cluster beans take a bit of time to clean, chop and cook but it has good fiber content and hence I include it often.'Cluster beans' are called 'Gawar ki Phalli' in Hindi and 'Goruchikkudu' in Telugu.
I have posted a south Indian style Cluster beans curry(Goruchikkudu kura) earlier and today I am sharing a Maharasthrian version called - Gawarchi Bhaji which can be paired with rice or rotis.I usually pair cluster beans with potatoes as they make a nice combination with rotis. The addition of groundnut powder enhances the taste of the curry, do give this version a try next time.
cluster beans potato curry

Gawar ki Sabzi with Aloo | Cluster beans - Potato Curry Maharasthrian style:
Serves 2-3
Prep time:20 mins | Cooking time:30 mins | Total time:50 mins
Cuisine:Maharashtrian-India | Category:Curry-Side dish

250 gms tender Cluster beans
1 large Potato
1 Onion,chopped
2-3 tbsp roasted Groundnut powder
3/4 tsp Red chili powder
1/4 tsp Garam masala or 1 tsp Goda masala
1 tsp Coriander powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
3/4 tsp roasted Cumin powder
6-8 Curry leaves,chopped
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste

  • Wash and wipe cluster beans and remove the ends and stings and pluck them into 1" pieces using hands.Steam it for 10 mins or 2 whistles in pressure cooker.You can skip steaming if you want to cook it directly.
  • Peel the potatoes and cut into thin fingers of  1" length.
  • Heat oil in a big thick kadai /pan and crackle mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  • Add chopped onions and curry leaves and fry until they turn translucent.
  • Add potato fingers to it and fry for 2-3 mins.Sprinkle some water and cover it and cook for 5-7 mins until it is 3/4th cooked.(If you are cooking cluster beans directly add them along with potatoes and cook them together.You need to add required water to let it cook,so keep checking in between if it needs more water,sprinkle water in regular intervals so that the vegetables would not get burnt).Add steamed cluster beans and cook for another 3-4 mins until the potatoes are done.
  • Add all the spices and salt and mix nicely.Cover it and cook for 2-3 mins.
  • Switch off the flame and add roasted ground nuts powder and mix it.
Serve it hot with Roti/Phulka/Rice.

  1. You can avoid potatoes and prepare this only with cluster beans.
  2. I like it to be a slightly dry version.If you want you can make it to a slight gravy by adding water and more ground nut powder and boil at the end.
  3. You can prepare this curry in a pressure cooker by following the same process and pressure cook with little water for 1-2 whistles.Once the steam subsides,increase the flame and let the water evaporate if you prefer a dry version or serve as it is if you like gravy version
  4. You can add grated coconut or dry coconut powder along with ground nut powder at the end.


Indian Khana said...

I do aloo gawar both dry and gravy version too but not added peanuts before ...shall try adding it ...looks yum ..

Anusha said...

Love the addition of groundnut powder in the recipe Prathy. Looks real yum- a combo of cluster beans and potatoes.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and lovely looking subzi. Wonderfully prepared.

great-secret-of-life said...

nice combo looks very tasty and love the clicks

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