Aloo Beans Recipe | Potato & French Beans

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Aloo beans or aloo phali ki sabzi is a mildly spicy curry made of french beans cooked with potatoes.

This dry mix vegetable is a quick and easy recipe which can be made when you are short of time. This recipe does not require onions or garlic, so it takes very little time to prepare.

Rich in nutrients

Beans are a rich source of protein, complex carbohydrates, folate, and iron. Beans also have significant amounts of fibre and soluble fibre which can help lower blood cholesterol.

Since this recipe uses no milk products it’s also a great option for vegans to include healthy foods in their diet.

Serving Suggestions

It is a simple recipe that doesn’t require too much time to prepare. This simple stir fry recipe is healthy and goes very well in the main course along with dal and chapatis or other Indian breads.

Aloo Beans is also a filling and delicious side dish to accompany a combination of rice along with dal or sambar. Apart from these combinations, as Aloo beans is a dry vegetable, many times in the absence of dal or sambar it can nicely go along with a cooling and comforting accompaniment like raita.

To make aloo beans curry at home follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.

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Recipe Info



Cuisine: Indian

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Nutrition (per serving)



Carbohydrates: 25g

Protein: 4g

Ingredients For Aloo Beans Recipe

  • 3 Large Potatoes
  • 250gm French Beans
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Asafoetida (Heeng)
  • 1/3 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil

Step By Step Instructions With Photos for Aloo Beans Recipe

  • Heat some oil in a pan or kadai. Add some Cumin Seeds (Jeera) to it. Fry till they start to splutter. Also add a pinch of Asafoetida.

    Aloo Beans Recipe Step By Step Instructions 1
  • Add diced potatoes to the pan. Fry them for 3-4 minutes till they start to brown very slightly.

    Aloo Beans Recipe Step By Step Instructions 2
  • Now add chopped Green Beans to the pan.

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  • Now add Turmeric Powder (Haldi), Red Chilli Powder, Coriander Powder and Salt.

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  • Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 10-15 minutes till the potatoes and beans are cooked. Then sprinkle Garam Masala Powder on top.

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  • Mix everything well and cook for 2 minutes.

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  • Aloo Beans is ready. Serve it hot with any Indian Bread like Roti or on the side of Dal Rice.

    Aloo Beans Recipe Step By Step Instructions

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Aloo Beans is a mildly spiced Indian Curry made of stir fried potatoes and Green Beans. This really simple curry is ready in a jiffy and goes really well with any Indian Bread.

22 thoughts on “Aloo Beans Recipe | Potato & French Beans”

  1. I just started living by myself with zero experience in cooking, this recipe has been my life saver!! Perfect each time

    • Hey Kiran, the potatoes need to be slightly fried before adding the beans till they start browning on the edges. Then you can cook potatoes & beans together covered with a lid for 10-15 minutes till they are soft. This is a stir fried vegetable dish, so you wouldn’t need to add any water.


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Aloo Beans Recipe | Potato & French Beans

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