Gawar Bean/Cluster Bean Curry

Servings : 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
  • 1 onion, chopped finely
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1-2 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! 🙂

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