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guvar vadi ki sabzi
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Guvar Vadi Ki Sabzi

Guvar Vadi ki sabzi- A delicious curry made with cluster beans and lentil fritters

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Course: Main Course, sabzi
Cuisine: Bhatia Cuisine, Uttar Pradesh Cuisine
Keyword: Guvar ki sabzi, guvar vadi ki sabzi
Servings: -4
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi


  • 425 gm Cluster beans /Guvar phali
  • 2 tbsp Gram flour / Besan
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar / Chini
  • 2 small Tomatoes / Tamatar finely chopped
  • to taste Salt / Namak
  • 1.5 tsp Coriander Powder / Dhaniya Powder
  • 3/4 tsp Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder/ Laal Mirch
  • 1 tbsp Ginger / Adrak chopped
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice / Nimbu Ka Ras
  • 1/3 cup Fresh Coriander / Cilantro / Hara Dhaniya chopped

for making vadi

  • 1/3 cup White lentil/urad daal
  • 1 Green Chillies / Hari Mirch
  • pinch Asafoetida / Hing powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt / Namak

Tempering/ tadka

  • 3 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds / Rai *
  • 1/4 tsp Carom Seeds / Ajwain
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida / Hing powder
  • 3 Green Chillies / Hari Mirch chopped
  • 10 Curry Leaves / Kadi Patta


  • Wash and soak urad daal/ white lentil for 3 hours
  • De- string the guvar ki phali and chop to make 1 inch long pieces.
  • Grind urad daal with green chili and make a medium thick paste. Now add salt and asafoetida and whisk it to make fluffy and light.
  • Heat oil in a pan and make small size vada's from the urad daal batter and fry to a nice golden colour. Drain and keep aside.
  • In a pressure cook add 3 cups of water, chopped guvar pahali,1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp turmeric and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  • When the pressure cool down ,open the cooker and drain the boiled guvar on a colander.
  • Take 2 tbsp gram flour and mix with 1/2 cup of water and make a smooth, lump free paste
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the tempering ingredients , when mustard seeds start to crackle then add the chopped tomatoes and stir for a minutes.
  • Now add chili powder, turmeric, dhaniya powder,salt and the gram flour mixture, stir.
  • Now add 2 cups of water in the pan and let it come to a rolling boil .
  • When water start boiling add the boiled guvar ki phali, ginger and let it boil for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now add the fried vadi's and sugar and cover the pan with a lid and simmer till the vadi's swell up and become soft. You can add some hot water at this step if the curry become dry.
  • Now add chopped coriander and lemon juice in the curry and switch off the flame.
  • Serve hot with roti or with daal -chawal meal.