30th May 2024

French Bean Potato Bhaji

French Bean Potato Bhaji

The French Bean Potato Bhaji is a dry preparation. It is quick to make and can be served as a side with rice or you can eat this with chapatis or rotis at dinner time.

Serves – A Family of Four

Prep. Time – 20 Mins.

Cooking Time – 10 Mins. (active) + 10 Mins. (passive)


  • French Beans (stringed and chopped) – 350 gms.
  • Potato (cubed) – 1 medium
  • Tomato (finely chopped) – 1 medium
  • Onion (finely chopped – 2 medium
  • Garlic (crushed) – 6 cloves
  • Coconut (grated) – 2 tbsp.
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp.
  • Red Chilly Powder – ½ tsp.
  • Cumin Seed Powder – ½ tsp.
  • Corriander Seed Powder -1 tsp.
  • Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp.
  • Garam Masala Powder – a big fat pinch
  • Soda-bi-carb – a pinch
  • Oil – 2 tbsp.
  • Salt – 1 ½ tsp.

Step 1:    Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add 1 tsp. salt, French beans and the soda-bi-carb. Boil for 2 minutes. Drain and keep aside.

Step 2:     Heat oil in a pan. Splutter the mustard seeds. Add the garlic and onions and saute for 2 to 3 minutes till the onions are pink.

Step 3:     Add the potatoes and saute for 2 minutes. Add the powder masala, except the garam masala powder and mix well. Add the chopped tomato and sauté for 2 minutes.

Preparation of French Bean Potato Bhaji
Preparation of French Bean Potato Bhaji

Step 4:     Add the beans, ½ tsp salt and cook covered on low heat for 10 to 12 minutes till the potatoes and beans are cooked.

Preparation of French Bean Potato Bhaji

Step 5:    Add the garam masala and give the vegetable a stir. Turn off the heat and add the grated coconut and stir. Keep covered for 5 minutes.

Serve with chappatis.

Preparation of French Bean Potato Bhaji

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