Gawar Ki Sabzi Recipe – Cluster Beans Curry

Gawar ki Sabji is a simple side dish which goes well with Rice or Roti. The addition of ajwain and combining it along with tomatoes and simple spices makes this dish stand out. This recipe uses a pressure cooker to make the Gawar Ki Sabzi, as a one pot dish – pressure cooking reduces the cooking time and gets done in 15 minutes from start to finish.   Gawar Phali (Kothavarangai / Cluster beans), Oil, Ajwain (Carom seeds), Onion, Tomatoes, Garlic, Ginger, Coriander Powder (Dhania), Red Chilli powder, Turmeric powder (Haldi), Salt, Coriander (Dhania) Leaves   300 grams Gawar Phali (Kothavarangai / Cluster beans) , cleaned and cut into 1 inch pieces 1 tablespoon Oil 1 teaspoon Ajwain (Carom seeds) 1 Onion , finely chopped 2 Tomatoes , finely chopped 3 cloves Garlic , finely chopped 1 inch Ginger , finely chopped 2 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania) 1-1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) Salt , to taste 4 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , as required, chopped for garnishing     10   20     To begin making the Gawar ki Sabzi, first heat oil in a pressure cooker over medium heat.Add the ajwain seeds and allow it to crackle.Once it crackles, add the onion, ginger and garlic and saute until the onions become tender and pinkish brown.At this stage, add the tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and saute until the tomatoes become mushy.Once the tomatoes become mushy, add the cut guar/ cluster beans, salt to taste and 1/4 cup of water.Pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles and turn off the heat. Release the pressure immediately to retain the bright green colour of the gawar ki sabzi.Once opened, give the Gawar Ki Sabzi  a stir and check the salt and spices and adjust accordingly.Transfer the Gawar Ki Sabzi to a serving bowl and serve hot.Serve Gawar Ki Sabzi along with Panchmel Dal, Boondi Raita and Phulkas for a weekday meal.