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Ek Bangalir Rannaghaur Theke(From a Bengali’s Kitchen)

String beans with Potato Curry

Posted by Sudeshna on November 19, 2008

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I have just joined Glaxo SmithKline Ltd for my Post Graduate internship. I have become so busy with the work that I couldn’t even think about writing a post for my blog. Yesterday I got a scrap from a school friend. She is presently staying in Bangladesh and as she says there are very few options for any vegan dishes. She requested me to write about some vegetarian dishes for her.

I just could not leave out her request and so thought of posting this dish for her.

Serves 4


String beans (Barboti): 100gms

Potato (Aalu): 4 medium sizes

Nigella seeds(Kalo jeera): ½ teaspoon

Mustard oil (Sarser Tel): 1 teaspoon

Turmeric Powder (Halud Guro): ½ teaspoon

Green Chili (Kancha Lanka): 2


  • Slice the strings beans into one inch sizes and the potato into small square pieces
  • Take oil in a wok and let it heat
  • Throw in the nigella seeds as the oil gets heated
  • Add the potatoes and strings beans along with the turmeric powder and salt
  • Toss the vegetables for a minute so that the oil and spices get mixed
  • Fry for 2-3 minutes
  • Pour in 1 cup of water and let it cook with stirring twice or thrice
  • As the vegetables get cooked take out of flame


Serve with roti, paratha or with steamed rice. It tastes good with anything. Check for more updates here on this blog, till then Happy Cooking, Happy Eating.

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6 Responses to “String beans with Potato Curry”

  1. Lovely recipe. Collect your award from my blog.

  2. Raji said

    hey sudeshana , thanks for visiting my blog, ya that cake we can do it in oven too !! This is very nice recipe wil try it soon . I ll add your blog to my favourite blog list hope you dont mind !!

  3. Priya said

    Lovely recipe Sudeshna…regarding ur q’n wat is Rm, RM is recipe marathon, am running that is posting every day recipes for a month with dk of culinarybazaar n some more friends..hope this helps…

  4. Judie said

    I would love to have you share this wonderful recipe with my readers:

    All my best

  5. @Judith,
    Thanks for commenting. I have shared this recipe, hope your readers like it.

  6. Diptendu Mandal said

    tnx for the receipe, i was searching the net for this one. my wife is at my in-laws place, so i am now going to try this and will keep u posted after i prepare and taste.

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