Subru Uncle's French Beans-Aloo Ki Bhaji--French Beans & Pot

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins

We make this as a side-dish and sometimes as the main dish alot of times in this household. My dad loves eating this vegetable. I'll be making this alot for him while in the US on my vacation! Hope you enjoy this as much as we do!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a pot on medium flame.
  2. When it's hot, lower flame and add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  3. Allow the seeds to splutter and crackle in the hot oil.
  4. Once they stop doing that, add ginger, garlic, onions and green chillies to the oil.
  5. Mix well and stir-fry for 5-7 minutes or until the raw smell of ginger and garlic is gone and the onions are softened.
  6. Add potatoes, mix well and cover the pot.
  7. Cook on medium flame for 5-7 minutes.
  8. Uncover, mix once and then add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder.
  9. Mix once again and then add the chopped French beans.
  10. Mix well, cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid and allow the veggies to cook on medium flame for 5 minutes.
  11. Uncover, add tomatoes and salt.
  12. Mix well and cover the pot with the tight-fitting lid.
  13. Allow to cook for 10 minutes on medium flame.
  14. Uncover, mix once and then cover the pot again.
  15. Allow the veggies to cook for 5 minutes on medium flame or until the tomatoes are softened and the veggies are tender and cooked well.
  16. Remove the pot from flame.
  17. Serve hot with Indian flatbreads (rotis) or bread or parathas.


Most Helpful

I thought this recipe was perfect except that I used 2 teaspons of ginger & garlic paste and 2 tbsps of oil. Thank you for this wonderful recipe.

dsouza.deborah December 05, 2009

This was wonderful. I was afraid the oil was a bit much, so I reduced by 1/2. when the mixture was cooking and began to stick, I added water. Really tasty, even my kids liked it. Thanks for posting

Luv4food August 04, 2005

Thanks for posting - this is a very tasty recipe - although it may be a little hot for some. My wife and kids found it too hot, but that is not unusual for them. I loved it!

RJD December 31, 2004

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