Crispy Amla Gawar Phali Sabzi Recipe

Sour and Tangy cluster beans tossed with grated Amla.

Crispy Amla Gawar Phali Sabzi Recipe
1325 ratings.

Crispy Gawar Phali Sabzi Recipe is interestingly cooked with amla. Gawar phali/Guar/cluster bean is a staple vegetable of Rajasthan. This spicy and crispy Gawar Phali Sabzi can be served with Curry.

Did you know : Cluster bean/guar/gawar phali is a vegetable that has abundant vitamin K, A, C, foliate, carbohydrates. It is also rich in phosphorus & calcium with zero cholesterol. With low glycemic index, cluster beans is a good choice for diabetic diet and fits in the weight loss schedule.

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Cuisine: Rajasthani
Course: Dinner
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

45 M


4 Servings


  • 500 grams Gawar Phali (Kothavarangai / Cluster beans)
  • 2 Green Chillies , slit lengthwise (adjust)
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1 Amla (Nellikai/ Gooseberry)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns , freshly ground
  • Salt , to taste
  • 3 tablespoon Mustard oil , you can use any oil

How to make Crispy Amla Gawar Phali Sabzi Recipe

  1. To prepare Crispy Gawar Phali Sabzi Recipe, wash the gawar beans well and chop off the ends.If the beans are too long then cut them half lengthwise.

  2. Shred amla with a fine grater and keep aside.

  3. Heat oil in a Kadai/wok.Add hing, mustard seeds, and cumin seeds and let them splutter.

  4. Add green chillies and amla and fry for few seconds.Add the cluster beans/guar/gawar phali.

  5. Add dhaniya powder, haldi powder, salt, and stir well.Cover and pour little water on the lid for faster and non-sticky cooking.

  6. Cook for 12-20 minutes (Gawar phali may take long time to cook if the beans are thicker. So cooking time may vary).

  7. When the gawar phali is fully cooked drain the water on the lid and leave it covered for few minutes so that it turns crispy.Keep stirring in between to avoid burning.

  8. For faster cooking, instead of covering for last few minutes, you can sauté the cooked gawar phali on high heat in open wok till it turns crispy while continuously stirring.

  9. Add black pepper, stir well and switch off the gas.

  10. Serve Crispy Gawar Phali Sabzi Recipe hot with Curry of your choice.