A simple, healthy dish made with cluster beans or gawar phali as it’s commonly known in India.
Cluster Beans are a legume, also known as gavar, gawar, or guvar beans, often available in fresh and frozen forms at an Indian grocery store. Not only is it high in fiber, it is said to help with resolving anemia issues and building stronger bones. Why not give this simple recipe a try and add this recipe to your list of side dishes?
Time: 20 minutes Servings: 4
- 300 grams gawar phali / cluster beans
- 1 small onion, diced fine
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 teaspoon carrom seeds (ajwain)
- 2 tomatoes, finely diced
- 3 pods garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon ginger, finely minced
- 1/2 teaspoon haldi (turmeric) powder
- 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
- 1 teaspoon dhania powder (coriander)
- 2 tablespoon coriander leaves chopped (hari dhania)
- In a pan, heat the oil. Add the carrom seeds and let it splutter, and then add the onion, ginger and garlic. Cook till the onions are translucent.
- Add the tomatoes, chili powder, coriander powder, and turmeric powder. Saute on medium flame, until the tomatoes are mushy.
- Add salt to taste, one-third cup water, cover and cook on medium flame for about 12 minutes. Remove the lid and sprinkle the coriander leaves.
- Serve hot with chapatis