Indian Aloo Beans Recipe
This simple Indian stir-fry dish is simply called Aloo Beans in India. Aloo means potato in Hindi. The genius of this dish is the super simple preparation. Only a few spices and ingredients are needed. In India, this dish is popular because the ingredients are cheap and so it can be found on the plates of all social classes. The vegan Aloo Beans dish tastes great with just plain Roti. Thus, with this recipe: Less is more (and still super tasty)!
2 medium potatoes medium, diced
200 gram green beans, bit sized pieces
1 onion, finely chopped
2 tbs neutral oil
¼ tsp cumin seeds
¼ tsp mustard seeds
5 curry leaves
¼ tsp amuchur powder (*Note)
¼ tsp turmeric powder
¼ tsp Garam Masala
¼ teaspoon red chili powder
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves, for serving
In a pan first heat oil on medium heat. Add cumin and mustard seeds and let them crackle. Now add chopped onion and curry leaves. Stir fry util onion becomes translucent, around 2 minutes.
Next add red chili powder and turmeric powder. Stir fry spices with onion for a minute before you add sliced potatoes. Mix well so that potatoes are well coated with the onion and spice mixture.
Cover pan and let everything cook for three minutes on medium heat till potatoes are slightly tender (Not fully cooked).
Now add green beans, season with salt and mix will. Cover pan one more time and cook till beans are tender and done. The potatoes will also be completely cooked by now.
Finally stir in Garam Masala, mix well before you shut down heat. Serve Aloo-Beans with fresh coriander leaves with Naan or Roti.
Amchur spice is obtained from mangoes. But in terms of taste, the powder has nothing in common with the ripe, sweet fruit. Amchur is made from green, unripe mangoes. The pulp is dried in the sun and then finely ground. The spice powder is particularly popular in Indian cuisine. Here it refines curries, dals, tandoori dishes and chutneys with its fresh, sour taste.
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