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Guar Nu Shaak/Cluster Beans Fry/Gavar Ki Subji

A very easy and everyday vegetable dish made from cluster beans (Guar/Gavar) flavored with carom seeds, ginger garlic, and spices. It is vegan. Skip adding asafoetida to make it gluten free.
Course dinner, Main Dish, roz ka khana, vegan
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian
Keyword gujarati, maindish, roz ka khana, subji, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 57kcal


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp carom seeds ajwain, crushed between palms
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida hing, skip adding if making glutenfree
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder haldi
  • 2 tsp coriander cumin powder dhania jeera powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder I have used kashmiri chili powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 350 g cluster beans guar/gavar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp coriander washed and chopped. Keep some aside for garnishing.
  • salt as per taste


  • Wash and chop the cluster beans lengthwise 1/2 inch long.
    Guar Nu Shaak/Cluster Beans Fry/Gavar Ki Subji
  • Heat a pressure cooker pan, add oil, add carom seeds (crush carom seeds between palms to give more flavor). When it crackles add asafoetida, turmeric powder, and ginger garlic paste. Saute on low heat for a minute and then add sugar, red chili powder, coriander-cumin powder. Mix saute for half a minute.
    Guar Nu Shaak/Cluster Beans Fry/Gavar Ki Subji
  • Add the chopped cluster beans/ guar/ gavar. Mix well. Add salt, coriander leaves and 1/4 cup of water. Cover the pressure pan with the lid with a ring on and put whistle. Cook for 4-5 whistles on high heat and 2 whistles on low heat.
    Guar Nu Shaak/Cluster Beans Fry/Gavar Ki Subji
  • Let the cooker cool down by itself. Open the lid. Mix the shaak well. It is ready to serve.
    Guar Nu Shaak/Cluster Beans Fry/Gavar Ki Subji
  • Remove the guar nu shaak in the serving bowl. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with fulka roti, dal, rice and salad for an everyday complete meal. 


Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 66mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 49.7mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 1.7mg