Gawar Bean/Cluster Bean Curry

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Serves 2-3

Gawar (Guwar) are one of the many veggie dishes that I love. They are easy to cook and go beautifully with either rotis or boiled rice.

2 cups
gawar beans, ends trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
onion, chopped finely
tomatoes, chopped
1 tsp
tomato paste
2 tbsp
green chilies, chopped
1/2 tsp
cumin seeds
1 tsp
cumin powder
1/2 tsp
turmeric powder
1 tsp
coriander powder
1/4 tsp
garlic paste
salt to taste
1 tsp
garam masala
2 tbsp
chopped coriander leaves

Heat oil, add the cumin seeds and let them splutter. Then add the chopped onions and fry until golden. Now add the garlic paste, tomato paste, chopped tomatoes and chopped green chili. Cook until all the moisture has evaporated.

Add the chopped beans, followed by the turmeric, coriander and cumin powders. Sprinkle some salt. Stir together and cook for a couple of minutes, then add half a cup of water and cover the pot. Set the heat on medium-low. Cook until the beans are soft and well-done. If needed, you can add some more water.

Once ready, sprinkle garam masala and chopped coriander. Turn off the heat and serve with rotis.

Enjoy! :)


I had more beans so I used four tomatoes, was surprised that no red chilli was in the recipe. Tastes good! Thankyou :)

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Chilli is always an option, you can add it for extra spice in any recipe. Thanks for the lovely feedback.