Cluster Beans Recipe South Indian For Chapati

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The cluster bean, also known as guar bean is a staple in many Indian dishes and has been known to be used for centuries. It’s also the source of guar gum, which can make recipes more pliable by adding binders; it’s perfect for when you want your dish to have that doughy consistency.

Guar beans are an important crop for farmers in arid regions, as they provide a valuable symbiotic relationship with nitrogen-fixing bacteria. They follow the rotation of crops by using guar to replenish the soil and add essential fertilizers before planting their next crop. Guars most beneficial use is its gelling agent found within seeds which can be used for human or animal nutrition purposes but it’s mainly consumed when making dairy products such as ice cream because of how well it thickens them up without adding any artificial sugars that would otherwise cause health problems if ingested regularly due to complications from diabetes symptoms or obesity.

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 30 min Total Time 40 mins
Servings: 3 Calories: 125
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Cluster Beans or Gwar beans is an easy dish to make, and it is perfect for those who are on the go! With a pressure cooker this side can be done in about 15 minutes. As one pot cooking makes things easier than ever before, you need not worry if your rice or roti will get cold while waiting for this tasty Gawar ki Sabji to finish up!




  1. Rinse the beans in water and drain them.

  2. Cut the beans into half inches in size approximately. The easiest way to do so is make a bunch of beans and chop them together to reduce the time.

  3. Pressure cook the beans for 3 whistles. Keep the cooker closed and let the beans cook inside.


  1. Take a pan and heat oil in it. Once the oil is heated, add mustard and cumin seeds.

  2. Once they start to sputter in the pan, add green chilli, onions and curry leaves.

  3. Cook the onions until they turn brown in colour. 

  4. After cooking the onions until deep brown, add ginger garlic paste and stir and mix it and cook for a min.

  5. now, add spices, which include red chilli powder, salt, turmeric and garam masala.

  6. Check if the beans are cooked to desired extent or not. If not then cook the beans with the mixture that is made in the pan.

    The beans should be soft yet should be in shape.

  7. Add salt if needed and make sure the beans are soft and not mushy.

  8. Goruchikkudu is made and ready to be served with Rice, Ghee and Rasam.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 3

Amount Per Serving
Calories 125kcal
Calories from Fat 72kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g13%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 460mg20%
Potassium 140mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 20g7%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 4g8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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