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Indian style potato and french beans served in a white bowl with some rice and dal in the background

Aloo beans

Aloo Beans is an Indian style potato & French beans recipe. This simple dish is vegan & gluten-free. It can be served with any Indian bread or rice & dal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 128kcal


  • 250 grams French beans chopped into around 1.5- inch pieces
  • 1 medium-sized potato chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1.5 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder adjust as per taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried mango powder optional, you can also replace it with 1.5 tablespoons of lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon asafoetida
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tablespoon mustard oil/ any other cooking oil of your choice
  • 1/4 cup water


  • Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed pan and add cumin seeds. Let the cumin seeds splutter in hot oil.
  • Add potato cubes and saute for about 1-2 minutes.
  • Next, add French beans, all the spices, salt, and mix.
  • Add around 1/4 cup of water and cover the pan. Allow to cook for around 12-15 minutes or until the potatoes and beans are cooked. Switch off the gas.
  • Finally, add mango powder or lime juice and mix. Serve hot with roti/ paratha/ or any other Indian bread. You can also enjoy it as a side dish with rice and dal.


  1. Use a heavy-bottomed or non-stick pan to make this dish.
  2. Cut small pieces of potato and beans to fasten the cooking time.


Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 487mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 674IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg