Aloo Beans Recipe, How to make Punjabi Aloo Beans Recipe

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Punjabi Aloo Beans Recipe – This recipe requires French Beans and Aloo/Potatoes. Generally, few people are fond of French Beans. I myself was never fond of them.

But after I learnt this authentic punjabi aloo beans recipe from my mother-in-law, I started relishing french beans. Its a simple recipe that does not call for much time. This is a dry vegetable recipe that does not use water or other liquids. I make this often when i want something easy and healthy to make.

Few more French Beans recipes on the blog are Goan French Beans Foogath, French Beans Poriyal and French Beans Flaxseed Rice.

This aloo beans recipe can also be made with Capsicum instead of French Beans. The rest of the ingredients remain the same. You will find the link for the Shimla Mirch – Capsicum Aloo on this link : Aloo Capsicum Recipe.

Lets Start Step by Step Aloo Beans Recipe:

1: Start by cleaning and cutting the french beans and aloo. In a thick bottomed kadai or pan add the oil. When the oil becomes hot, add the aloo. Stir. Reduce the flame and let the aloo slow cook for some time. Keep on stirring in between.

Aloo Beans Recipe

2: Later add the green beans and saute it with potatoes for few minutes.

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3: Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt except garam masala powder and amchur powder. Let the vegetables gently get sauted in the oil on slow flame. This will take some time.

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3: If you want the vegetables to cook quickly you can cover the kadai or wok with a lid. But, remember to check it after a few minutes or so. If you cover the veggies they will loose their crispiness. But works when you are in a hurry. I don’t cover the kadai when cooking this recipe…. I just cook it on a slow flame. Takes some time but worth it. When the vegetables are cooked, add garam masala powder and amchur powder.

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4: Serve aloo beans hot with phulkas and curd. This can also be served as a side vegetable dish.

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Few tips for the Aloo French Beans Recipe:

  • For the french beans and aloo to cook faster, it is better if you cover the pan or kadai. To ensure that the veggies don’t get burnt, on the lid of the pan, you can add some water or cook on the lid. This is applicable only if you are using an external lid which can hold water. If you are using a pan which has its own lid, then just cover it and let the french beans and potatoes cook on slow fire. Generally, when we make this recipe at home, we do not add any water. We just let the veggies cook in the kadhai on a slow flame. If you do this step, remember the veggies will cook fast, but will loose their crispiness.
  • If you add 2-3 tsp of pav bhaji masala to this aloo beans recipe, it tastes great.
  • If you want the sabzi to be a little more tangy, you can 1/2 to 1 tsp of more amchur powder.
  • Instead of vegetable oil, you could also use ghee or even olive oil to make this recipe.

If you are looking for more punjabi recipes then do check aloo gobi matar, palak saag, methi matar malai, paneer butter masala and aloo baingan.

Punjabi Aloo Beans Recipe details below:

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Aloo Beans Recipe - Punjabi Style
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Aloo Beans Recipe - Spiced French Beans and Potatoes Stir Fry made in Punjabi Style.
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Punjabi, Indian
Serves: 3-4
  • French Beans - 250 gms
  • Potatoes - 3 or 4
  • Turmeric/Haldi Powder - ½ tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder - ½ tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder - ½ tsp
  • Amchur/Dry Mango Powder Powder - 1 tsp or according to taste
  • Oil/Ghee - 2-3 tbsp
  • Salt - As per taste
  1. Start by cleaning and cutting the french beans and potatoes. In a thick bottomed kadai or pan add the oil. When the oil becomes hot, add the potatoes and saute these for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add the beans now and saute both the veggies 8-10 minutes on a low flame.
  3. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt except garam masala powder and amchur powder.
  4. After 8-10 minutes the veggies will get cooked. Now add the amchur powder and garam masala powder. Stir.
  5. Serve the aloo beans with rotis and curd. This Aloo French Beans Sabzi can also be served as a side veggie dish.
1. This recipe is a dry recipe and the beans and potatoes are cooked on a low flame without adding water or any liquids. As a result the potatoes and beans both attain a crispy texture and taste. The slow cooking does take time but worth it.
2. The proportion of the spice powders can always be altered to suit one's taste.
3. Use a thick bottomed pan or a kadai to make this recipe, so that the veggies do not stick to the pan. Non stick pans also work for this recipe.
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Serving size: 4

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  1. preethi says

    Hi, nice n simple recipe with french beans. I cook a similar combo of potato with okra. Yumm. .
    Btw, for faster cooking you can microwave both the beans and potatoes separately for 5 mts each. The rest of the recipe gets done in a jiffy….:-)

  2. Anuradha says

    Hi thank you for this simple yet tasty recipe. I am on weight loss peogram due to Ostreophorosis and was wondering with what do I eat my one roti. Fortunately, I had both aloo and french beans. I am going to add green peas too and cook the similar way. Thanks for the idea and recipe.



  3. Priyanka Nagar says

    This was delicious! So simple, yet so delicious. I added onions to this just because I like adding onions to all curries :). But i am sure even without them it would be very good. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Aishwarya Kamath says

    Hi ! Dassana,
    This was good. “Welcome Change”. Kids were bored of the same beans – potato subzi cooked in GSB (mangalorean)style.

  5. Priya L Kamath says

    Hi Dassana,

    Can you kindly post the requested recipes and also reply to my queries posted on your other recipe comments. :) Thank you.

    • says

      Hi Priya

      I have been very busy for last few days and hence I was not able to check and reply to the comments. Plus I did not have a good internet network coverage, making matters worse. Today, a small breather I have, and I will reply to all comments.

  6. Priya L Kamath says

    I tried this recipe n it turned to be one of our family favourites. Most of your recipes look good and quiet tempting to taste. Will gradually try all of them. :)

    I request you to give me the recipe for ‘Methi Paratha’, and curry recipes made of ‘Ridge-gourd’, ‘Bottle gourd’ n ‘White radish’. Thanks in advance.

    • says

      Thankyou Priya. Its nice to know that the beans aloo recipe has become your family favorite. I feel good.

      I have a recipe coming soon for Methi Thepla, which is a gujarati recipe. I soon plan to post Methi Paratha as there is quite a number of methi growing in my balcony garden.

      For the curry recipes of ridge gourd, bottle gourd and white radish. There are many versions. Are you asking for the south indian or north indian version?

      But, in my soon to be posted recipe list, I have a bottle gourd and black eyed beans mangalore style sambar …. that I will post soon and a recipe for snake gourd upkari. There is also a bottle gourd with curd curry that I have too post. I just need time to post all these recipes.

      Currently I do not have any of these gourds and radish in my kitchen. But I do know some recipes. If you want I can email them to you. But do let me know which style…. south indian or north indian? I will send you the recipes, I know and I have made at home.

      • Priya L Kamath says

        Hi Dassana,

        I am so sorry to respond late. I was out of town and moreover i have two young ones(23 months & 8 months). So its very difficult to get some free time.
        Yes, please email me the recipes (in north indian style). Thanks a lot for such a patient reply. Don’t mind, i’ll be requesting many more recipes from you.

        I have visited so many recipe blogs, but i don’t know for some reason your blog makes me read all of your lines and taste all the food items. Your language is so very comprehensive. May be your spirituality is also fascinating me. Thanks again. :)

        • says

          thanks priya. I was and will be very very busy for some more days. Whenever I get time, I will send you a mail with the north indian recipes. in fact if you check my blog, I have not posted any new recipe. But I will mail you. Thats a promise. It might get delayed, but I will for sure.