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Aloo Sheem Bhaja (Potato-Flat Beans Curry - Bengali Style)

Bethica Das
10 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Aloo Sheem Bhaja (Potato-Flat Beans Curry - Bengali Style) RECIPE

This simple potato & flat beans stir fry is anytime welcome if you are looking for an easy side dish with minimum of spices. This no-fuss curry is a great winter food. It can be prepared with some fried vadi (dried lentil dumplings) to add some crunch to the dish. Relish with any form of rice or Indian bread with a dash of lime if you want some tang.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • West Bengal
  • Side Dishes

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. 250-300 gms. flat beans, sliced
  2. 8-10 vadi (dried lentil dumplings)
  3. 1 potato, cut into small pieces
  4. 2 tbsp. mustard oil
  5. 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  6. 1/4 tsp. asafoetida
  7. Salt to taste
  8. 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  9. 1 tsp. cumin powder
  10. 1 tsp. Garlic, chopped
  11. 2-3 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped


  1. Heat oil in a pan and fry the vadi till golden in colour. Drain and keep aside. Temper the same oil with cumin seeds and asafoetida. Saute for a few seconds.
  2. Now add the potatoes and fry till they turn light brown in colour.
  3. Then add the flat beans, garlic, fried vadi and all the dry spices.
  4. When done, add the coriander leaves and give it a stir.
  5. Serve as a side dish with either rice or chapatis.

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