Instant Pot Ghevdyachi Bhaji |Flat Green Beans Stir Fry | घेवड्याची भाजी

How To Cook Flat Green Beans in the Instant Pot

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         Healthy, flavorful, crunchy, and tender Flat Beans Stir Fry/Curry or Ghevdyachi Bhaji made in an instant pot. This bean’s recipe with garlic and onion is a simple but very flavorful side dish for chapati or Bhakri. Beans are low in calories and high in fiber which makes them perfect for a healthy and balanced diet. Make sure to always cook, sauté, or steam the beans since they cannot be eaten raw.

         Vegetables are the foundation of a healthy diet. And they are at their freshest, tastiest, and most nutritious when they are in season and locally grown. I usually buy my vegetables from the local farmer’s market. But I can’t find a few Indian vegetables there, so I buy them from Indian grocery stores. I highly recommend to buy and eat organic and fresh winter vegetables, if possible. 

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            This simple, healthy, and seasonal green veggie has an important role in Maharashtrian cuisine and festival. This is easy to prepare. A bowl is full of nutrition and a delicious veg recipe, which is perfect for lunch, dinner, or a perfect for tiffin box dish. This taste heavenly with bajra bhakri also goes very well with chapati or with phulkas. I have tempered this ghevda bhaji with cumin and mustard seeds, curry leaves, and flavored it with some spices and peanuts. 

Which Beans I have used?

  • I have used Flat Beans. It is also known as Hyacinth bean, Lablab-bean, Flat Hyacinth Bean, or a flatter version of Hyacinth Bean. Also known as Sem, Sheem, and Val Papdi in other parts of India and as Lablab beans, Flat beans, and Indian beans in English, they grow on thick vines with broad leaves and thrive in hot climates. In Marathi, it is known as Ghevdyachya Shenga. In Telugu, it is known as Avarakkai. 
  • This popular bean produces light green pods, wrinkled with a bulge in the center, fleshy & tender, and eaten freshly sauteed with spices and onions. 
  • These beans are a great source of dietary fiber, protein, Vit A, B1, and B2. 

     Nothing can be satisfying than this simple meal in this cold weather. Try this quick and easy Maharashtrian style ghevdyachi bhaji this Makarsankranti. 

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes; Cooking Time: 15 Minutes.
Each Serving Contains 90 Cal.

Some More Makarsankranti Recipes to Try:


  • Ghevdyachya Shenga / Common Beans 250 g
  • Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves 
  • Onions 2 small, chopped
  • Red Chili Powder 1 tbsp
  • Cumin Powder 1 Tsp
  • Coriander 1 Tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1 tsp
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves ¼ cup, chopped
  • Dry Roasted Peanuts Powder 2 tbsp
  • Oil 2 tsp
  • Water 2 Cups


  • Trim off or peel the sides of the beans and cut or pluck beans into the roughly 1-inch length and wash them.
  • Transfer the beans to the pan/steamer.

To Steam the Beans in the Instant Pot:

  • Pour 2 cups of water into the instant pot and place the trivet and the pan.
  • Close the lid of the Instant Pot.
  • Steam the beans for 5 minutes using the steam function of the instant pot.
  • Once done open the lid and take the pan out and keep it aside.

To Make Ghevdyachi Bhaji |Flat Beans Stir Fry:

  • Heat oil in a pan and splutter cumin and mustard seeds. 
  • Add chopped onion, curry leaves and saute and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the onions become translucent and light brown color.
  • Now, add red chili powder, cumin-coriander powder, turmeric, salt, and half of the coriander leaves and mix all well.  
  • Add steamed ghevda beans and saute and let them blend with the spices.
  • Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes, till the beans, blend well with spices.
  • Now, add peanuts and mix well(you can skip adding peanuts). 
  • Garnish with the remaining coriander leaves and ready to serve.
  • Healthy and tasty ghevdyachi bhaji serve hot with chapati, bajra bhakri, or with phulkas. Enjoy!!!

Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve it as a side dish with the Varan Bhat or any Rice dishes.
  • Serve it as a side dish with Chapati/Bhakri or any Indian Flatbread.

Dietary Comment:

  • The calorie count is based on a 2000 calorie.
  • Per serving contains 90 calories, along with 11 g carbohydrates, 2.1 g dietary fiber, 3 g fats, and 3.3 g protein.
  • Portion size can always be increased or decreased depending on your health goals and activity level.

Good Time To Eat:

           It is good to eat Ghevdyachi Bhaji for lunch or for dinner.

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