Aloo Beans

A simple recipe for Aloo Beans!!!

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: North Indian

Time: Preparation – 5 mins, Cooking – 15 mins, Total – 20 mins

Servings: 2


  1. Green Beans – 2 cups (chopped)
  2. Potato – 2 medium (chopped)
  3. Black Cumin seeds (Kalonji) – 1 tsp
  4. Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp
  5. Turmeric powder – 1/3 tsp
  6. Red Chilli powder – 1/3 tsp
  7. Garam Masala powder – 1/3 tsp
  8. Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  9. Mustard Oil – 1 tbsp (you can use another oil as well)
  10. Salt to taste

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML

How to make Aloo Beans:

  1. Heat oil in a kadai or a pan. Let it smoke for a minute. Then turn the flame to medium and add a pinch of salt, it helps in removing the mustard oil aroma
  2. Add black cumin seeds and asafoetida. Let it splutter
  3. Add chopped green beans and potatoes
  4. Add spices – turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder and salt. Mix well
  5. Cover and cook on low flame for about 10-15 mins (or until potatoes are soft). Keep sautéing in between
  6. Once potatoes are soft uncover and cook on high flame for a minute or two to make it a little crispy
  7. Your Aloo beans is ready. Serve hot with Phulkas.

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