Gawar Aloo Recipe | Gawar ki Phali Recipe | Gawar Phali with Aloo

Gawar ki phali (ग्वार की फली), also known as cluster beans in English is a vegetable with a characteristic earthy flavor and slight yet palatable bitterness. Surprisingly, not many people appreciate the taste of cluster beans. But not anymore! Those who do not like it should definitely try this gawar phali recipe. I have used some potatoes along with the cluster beans. The curry has thick gravy of caramelized onions that coats the vegetables.

This is a traditional Sindhi-style gawar aloo sabzi recipe that calls for the most basic ingredients and spices in your pantry. The key to making good cluster beans potato curry recipe is sauté in gthe vegetables really well with the onions and spices to bring out the earthiness. This gawar aloo sabzi obviously pairs well with roti but it tastes splendid with white rice. Let’s get started with the recipe of cluster beans and potato curry.

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GawarAloo Recipe | Gawar ki Phali Recipe | Gawar Phali with Aloo
 
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A hearty Sindhi style curry made with caramelized onions, spices and cluster beans and potatoes.
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Recipe type: side
Cuisine: Indian, Sindhi
Serves: 4[img:1]
Ingredients
  • Gawar / Cluster beans – 1 and ½ cup, cut into ½ inch bits
  • Potato – 1 medium, diced
  • Onion – 2 large
  • Tomato – 1 large, chopped
  • Garlic – 7 large cloves
  • Ginger – ½ inch piece
  • Green chilies – 4
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Cloves - 2
  • Kashmiri red chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Garam Masala – ⅓ tsp
  • Everest meat masala – ¾ tsp
  • Oil – 3 tbsp
  • Water – 1 and ½ cup or as needed depending on your pressure cooker
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp, finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Take ginger, garlic, green chilies, clove, and cumin seeds in a mortar and pestle.
  2. Pound them all really well. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add in the onions. Sauté them till they turn golden brown.
  4. Add the mixture of ginger, garlic, green chilies, clove, and cumin seeds. Sauté till the raw smell disappears and it gives out a nice aroma.
  5. Add the tomato and cook till they get mushy and some oil begins to separate.
  6. Add turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala, and meat masala. Cook for a few seconds.
  7. Add gawar/cluster beans, salt, and sauté them with the masala.
  8. When the masala begins to stick to the base, add a couple of tablespoons of water and continue to sauté the beans while stirring constantly on high flame. Repeat this process 2-3 times. I used up about ¾ cup of water sautéing the beans.
  9. Add in ½ cup of water and mix. Close the pressure cooker and cook the cluster beans for 3 whistles. The beans should be partially cooked.
  10. Open the lid and add in the potatoes. Add some more water if needed. I added another ¼ water. Mix well. Close the pressure cooker again and cook the cluster beans and potatoes for 3 whistles or till the vegetables are completely cooked. Turn off the heat.
  11. Let the pressure release. Open the cooker. If any water is left, turn the heat on high and let it dry off a bit.
  12. The oil will begin to separate again. Add in the chopped coriander leaves and give it a final stir. Cluster beans potato curry for rice is now ready.
  13. Serve the cluster beans potato curry with chapathis or rice. Enjoy!

gawar phali aloo sabzi recipe with step by step pictures below


Step 1

Prepare the ingredients for the gawar phalli recipe.

chopped veggies needed for the recipe gawar aloo recipe


Step 2

These are the spice that you will need.

spices used in gawar aloo recipe


Step 3

Take 1/2-inch piece of ginger, 7 cloves of garlic, 4 green chilies, 2 cloves, and 1/2 tsp cumin seeds in a mortar and pestle.

ginger and garlic in mortar and pestle with cumin seeds


Step 4

Pound them all really well. Set aside.

pounded ginger, garlic and cumin seed


Step 5

Heat 4 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker. Add in the 2 large chopped onions.

finely chopped onions being fried in pressure cooker


Step 6

Sauté them till they turn golden brown. Add the mixture of ginger, garlic, green chilies, clove, and cumin seeds. Sauté till the raw smell disappears and it gives out a nice aroma.

ginger, garlic and cumin seed paste added to golden brown sauteed onions


Step 7

Toss in 1 large chopped tomato and cook till they get mushy and some oil begins to separate.

adding tomatoes


Step 8

Add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder, 2 tsp coriander powder, 1/3 tspgaram masala, and 3/4 tsp meat masala. Cook for a few seconds.


Step 9

Toss in 1 & 1/2 cup of chopped gawar/cluster beans, salt, and sauté them with the masala.

cluster beans/gawar phali added to spice mix


Step 10

When the masala begins to stick to the base, add a couple of tablespoons of water and continue to sauté the beans while stirring constantly on high flame. Repeat this process 2-3 times. I used up about 3/4 cup of water sautéing the beans.

adding some water


Step 11

Add 1/2 cup of water and mix. Close the pressure cooker and cook the cluster beans for 3 whistles. The beans should be partially cooked.

adding more water and pressure cooking


Step 12

Let the pressure lower and open the lid and add in the 1 medium diced potato. Add some more water if needed. I added another 1/4 water. Mix well. Close the pressure cooker again and cook the cluster beans and potatoes for 3 whistles or till the vegetables are completely cooked. Turn off the heat.

adding chopped potatoes and pressure cooking


Step 13

Let the pressure release. Open the cooker. If any water is left, turn the heat on high and let it dry off a bit.

cooking with lid open after presure cooking potatoes


Step 14

The oil will begin to separate again.

oil beginning to separate from the spice mix


Step 15

Add 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves and give it a final stir. Cluster beans potato curry for rice is now ready.adding coriander and giving a final stir


Step 16

Serve the cluster beans potato curry with chapathis or rice. Enjoy!

the gawar aloo sabzee/ gawar ki phali and aloo/ cluster beans and potato curry is ready

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24 Comments

  • Reply
    Mugdha Chitnis
    April 15, 2017 at 7:37 am

    very nice

    • Reply
      Monica
      April 17, 2017 at 4:23 pm

      Thank you, Mugdha.

  • Reply
    Tanushri Kumar
    June 14, 2017 at 6:25 am

    hiiii monica! ur recipes r so good. i tried this one and your sev bhaji..my family appreciated me so much..thnks for such yummy n easy rcpes 🙂

    • Reply
      Monica
      June 14, 2017 at 4:29 pm

      I am really happy for you. 🙂 Stay tuned for more such easy recipes.

  • Reply
    Ankita Tekwani
    July 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    b’iful presentation.. luks very appetizing

    • Reply
      Monica
      July 21, 2017 at 5:06 pm

      Thank you, Ankita.

  • Reply
    Priya Shiva
    August 1, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    gawar sabzi luks very tasty..b’ful bowl in first pic..nice prsentation

  • Reply
    Divya Desai
    August 29, 2017 at 10:08 am

    really nice recipe from really simple ingredients

    • Reply
      Monica
      February 15, 2018 at 11:29 am

      Thank you Divya. Yes, you are right. 🙂

  • Reply
    Dolly Hanswani
    October 2, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    gawar aloo is my all time favrite.. yours look yummy

    • Reply
      Monica
      February 15, 2018 at 11:29 am

      Thank you Dolly. Do try it.

  • Reply
    K. Abhishek
    November 14, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    vry unique recp..nyc

    • Reply
      Monica
      February 15, 2018 at 11:30 am

      Thank you.

  • Reply
    SathyaJothi
    November 22, 2017 at 1:08 am

    Tried Your recipe .really tasty. My husband liked it.thank u very much.

    • Reply
      Monica
      November 22, 2017 at 7:43 am

      Thanks Sathya. I am so glad you and your husband enjoyed the recipe. ? Happy cooking!

  • Reply
    PADMINI CHOUDHURY
    January 21, 2018 at 10:23 am

    I tried this gwar recipe… It came really superb…. My family enjoyed eatin …

    • Reply
      Monica
      January 21, 2018 at 12:48 pm

      Thank you, Padmini for trying the recipe. Really glad that you and your family enjoyed it. 🙂

  • Reply
    Nidhi
    February 15, 2018 at 9:02 am

    The gawarphalli subji turned out really well. Thank you?

    • Reply
      Monica
      February 15, 2018 at 11:28 am

      Hello Nidhi. Thank you for trying the recipe and I am really glad you liked it. 🙂

  • Reply
    Gitanjali Joshi
    February 20, 2018 at 6:25 am

    Hi Monica. Gitanjali here. I am from Pune. I came across your website through facebook. You got a very beautiful space. I made this recipe for lunch today and everyone is licking their fingers as I write this. Never thought cluster beans can taste so good. Thank you for the lovely recipe.

    • Reply
      Monica
      February 20, 2018 at 12:32 pm

      Hello Gitanjali. I am so glad to hear you and your family enjoyed the gawar-aloo sabzi. Thank you for taking time out and letting me know your thoughts. 🙂

  • Reply
    Anamika
    July 30, 2018 at 4:27 am

    Hi Monica,

    Your recipe is very easy and different. I never cooked ganwaar ki sabji with aaloo. This one tastes too good.

  • Reply
    shreshtha
    April 8, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    what a delicious looking bowl of gawar aloo over rice! i want to grab it through the screen! gonna try this soon

    • Reply
      Monica
      April 10, 2019 at 3:30 pm

      Thanks, Shreshtha. Do let me know how it turned out for you when you try it.

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