Guvar Aloo Salan

Guvar Aloo Salan
Yields4 Servings
DifficultyBeginnerPrep Time15 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time45 mins
 2 ½ cups Guvar (Cluster Beans)Frozen in a 10.4oz bag from desi store (may use fresh as well)
 1 Medium-Large Potato(~125 gm), peeled, washed, cut into small cubes
 ¼ cup OnionFine chopped
 1 cup Tomatoeslarge Roma tomato
 ¼ cup Jalapenode-seeded, thinly sliced
 ½ tbsp Whole Cumin seeds
 1 tbsp Cumin and Coriander Powder
  tsp SaltOptional
 5 cups Water
 ½ tbsp Canola Oil
 few pieces Cilantro Leavesfor garnish
 few pieces Lemon Wedgesfor garnish

Rinse the cluster beans in cool water. Set aside.


In a medium size pot, add the 4 cups of tap water over high heat, bring it to a rapid boil, add the beans, and blanch for 7 to 10 minutes or until beans soften.


Lower the heat, remove the pot, drain the water, and reserve the beans in a colander.


Next in the same pot, over medium heat, add oil and swirl around to ensure the pan is entirely coated with oil. Add the cumin seeds, once it sizzles add onions, jalapenos, tomatoes, and potato cubes; stir well.


Add the blanched beans and sprinkle the cumin and coriander powder and salt (optional) over the mixture, add the remaining cup of water, give it a quick stir.


Cover the pot, lower heat to low-medium setting and cook for thirty minutes or until its cooked and moist.


Once cooked, remove from the stove and transfer into a serving dish; garnish with few cilantro leaves and lemon wedges.


Enjoy the guvar aloo salan.

Chef's Tip:

This recipe may be a good side dish. To reduce the sodium content further, skip the optional salt or use a lesser amount.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (230g)

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 120Calories from Fat 25
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.5g4%
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 220mg10%
Total Carbohydrate 19g7%
Dietary Fiber 5g20%
Sugars 3g
Protein 4g8%

Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 50%
Calcium 10%
Iron 10%

* 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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