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Guvar Phali aur Aloo ki Subzi / Cluster beans and potatoes in a tomato broth

Guvar Phali aur Aloo Ki Sabzi- Cluster beans and potatoes cooked in a tangy tomato curry
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Uttar Pradesh Cuisine
Keyword: aloo, cluster bean, Guvar, guvar aloo sabzi, sabzi
Servings: 4 people
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi


  • 175 Cluster beans /Guvar phali
  • 200 Potatoes / Aloo
  • 2 medium Tomato / Tamatar pureed
  • 1 tsp Green Chillies / Hari Mirch chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger / Adrak chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder
  • 1.5 tsp Coriander Powder / Dhaniya Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli powder / Laal mirch powder
  • to taste salt
  • pinch Sugar / Chini
  • 3/4 cup Water / Paani
  • 1.5 tsp Lemon Juice / Nimbu Ka Ras
  • 4 tbsp Fresh Coriander / Cilantro / Hara Dhaniya

tempering/ tadka

  • 3 tbsp Mustard Oil / Sarson ka tel or any cooking oil
  • 3/4 tsp Cumin Seeds / Sabut Jeera
  • 3/4 tsp Carom Seeds / Ajwain
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida / Hing powder


  • Wash and remove/peel the side string the guvar phalis and Chop to make big pieces of about 1 inches.
  • Peel and chop potato into big pieces. grind tomato and make a smooth puree
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add cumin and carom seeds,when they start crackling add asafoetida.
  • Now add chopped tomatoes ,salt and all the add powdered spices and stir fry till oil start leaving the sides.
  • Add chopped guvar phali and potatoes and stir for a minute and then add water(3/4 - 1 cup approx)
  • Mix and pressure cook for about 2-3 whistles or cook till done.(cooking time depends on the quality of your guvar phali,if its tender it will cook quickly but hard mature guvar takes little extra time to cook)
  • Open the cooker when cool down completely.
  • Add lemon juice ,pinch of sugar and fresh coriander and mix.
  • Serve hot with roti,paratha or daal rice combo.