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Gawar Sabzi Recipe

An easy and healthy vegetarian side that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Pakistani Cuisine
Servings 4 people


  • ¼ cup neutral oil canola/sunflower/vegetable
  • 1 small yellow or red onion thinly sliced in half rings
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon crushed ginger
  • ½ teaspoon crushed garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder preferably Kashmiri red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 roma tomatoes diced
  • 12 ounce gawar or any variety of green beans sliced crosswise, roughly 1-inch thick
  • 2 large potatoes peeled and diced


  • Heat oil in a saucepan and add cumin seeds. Fry until aromatic.
  • Add onions and sauté on medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes until soft and translucent.
  • Lower heat and add crushed ginger and garlic. Fry for 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  • Add diced tomatoes, salt and ground spices (turmeric and red chili powder). Increase heat to high and fry until the tomatoes soften, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add chopped green beans and mix well.
  • Add the diced potatoes and continue to sauté on high heat for 5-7 minutes.
  • Lower heat to medium, cover the pan with a tight fitting lid and let the potatoes steam until ready.
  • Remove from heat. Serve with roti or daal chawal.