Cluster beans and Potato Curry in Instant Pot (guvar bateta nu shak)
Guvar or Guwar are called cluster beans and available fresh in most Asian grocers. They also sell a ready prepared frozen version which is handy to keep in the freezer. My recipe for guvar/cluster beans with potatoes is here. This curry is made in the Instant Pot so it’s quick and easy to make.
Course: Main Course
Author: Mina Joshi
cut and prepared
I used sunflower oil
1tspajwain (also called ajma or carom seeds)
2tsps dhana jiru (mixture of cumin and coriander powder)
2-3cloves of blended garlic
1cupblended tomatoes ( you can use fresh or tinned)
1tbls lemon juice
1 tbls jaggery or dark brown sugar
To prepare the guvar, trim the top and bottom of the guvar and cut then into small pieces. Traditionally women just did this by hand but you can use a knife if you find it easier. If the guvar isn’t tender, you may have to remove the hard fibrous ends that come off when you chop the ends. Wash and dice the potatoes.
Heat the oil in saute mode and add in the ajwain seeds. Ajwain adds a lovely fragrance to the guvar but it also helps with digestion. Once the ajwain go dark, add the washed potatoes and guvar . Add the garlic, salt, turmeric, chili powder and dhana jiru. Stir well and allow to cook for a minute.
Add 1 cup of warm water and the tomatoes and stir. Close the lid of the Instant Pot and set it to cook on manual for 5 minutes.
Allow the IP release pressure and add the lemon and jaggery or brown sugar. Your curry is ready to garnish with coriander and serve.