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Gawar Sabzi (Cluster beans)

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


  • 2 tbsp oil canola/sunflower/vegetable
  • ½ white onion thinly sliced in half rings
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp ginger paste
  • ½ tsp garlic paste
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp Kashmiri red chili powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 roma tomatoes diced
  • 12 oz gawar found in specialty Indian stores
  • 2 large potatoes peeled and diced


  • If you bought frozen gawar or cluster beans, thaw them before starting.
  • Heat oil in a saucepan, and add onions. Fry onions on medium heat for 3 minutes.
  • Add cumin seeds and fry till aromatic.
  • Add ginger and garlic paste.
  • Continue to fry onions till they are soft and translucent.
  • Add a splash of water to deglaze the pan, and add diced tomatoes. Fry tomatoes and adding remaining spices and salt.
  • Once the tomatoes have softened, add gawar. Lightly fry for a few seconds.
  • Add the diced potatoes, and coat in masala.
  • Cover the pan with a tight fitting lid, and let the potatoes steam on low heat for about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Serve with roti or daal chawal.