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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Stir Fried French Beans With Potatoes / Aloo Beans

French Beans is cooked as a dry vegetable with potatoes or without potatoes in an Indian home. French beans are a great source of carbohydrates and dietary fibres. Here I am sharing this simple recipe with step by step pictures....


French beans - 150 gms
Potato - 1
Cumin seeds - 1 tbs
Green Chillies - 1
Garlic - 3 cloves
Turmeric powder - 1teaspoon
Coriander powder - 2 teaspoon
Garam Masala - 1 teaspoon
Red chilly powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt - 1 tbs
Mustard Oil - 5 tbs

Wash and chop french beans in slants or simple cut. Peel potatoes and cut in small pieces.

Chop garlic and green chillies.

Heat mustard oil in a pan or a kadhai. Well, in India we like to use mustard oil for dry veggies and for mutton dishes because of its strong flavor.

When fumes come out of oil, turn flame on low, add cumin seeds, green chillies and garlic. After 30 seconds add turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilly powder and after 10 seconds add chopped vegetables.

Toss veggies with the masala. Add salt now. mix again.

Cover the pan and let the veggies cook on medium low flame.

Keep tossing in between, usually after every 3 minutes. It takes approx 25 minutes to cook completely. You can check by pressing a potato piece.

If done add garam masala powder and mix. French Beans are ready.

Serve with Paratha, chapati, puri..Makes a good and healthy tiffin vegetable too.
Hope you liked it ...


  1. this looks delicious...we also cook more similar dish in Sri Lanka

  2. I just made this curry with beans and potatoes.. and turned out yummy!! thanks for sharing :)