Aloo beans or potato beans recipe: I’ll tell you what or who this recipe is perfect for – you’re not feeling very inspired on what to cook for lunch or dinner, you like/love aloo potatoes, you have some beans lying around and you just want to make a one pot one shot (popularly called OPOS) recipe.
Making pressure cooker recipes is super simple, once you have tried a few combinations and formulae, it can be applied to pretty much any ingredients you have in hand.
I usually have a few potatoes lying around and beans are one of TH’s go-to vegetables if he goes to the supermarket alone so there you have it, the glamorous story behind how my aloo beans recipe came about.
As you can tell from the picture above, I also added remnants of a green capsicum lying around in the fridge so you can really adapt and add anything else you’d like to make this recipe. To keep it semi-dry, I added no water while cooking the vegetables in the pressure cooker.
- 2 cups peeled and cubed potato
- 1 cup beans cut into 2" pieces
- 1 large tomato (or ¾ cup fresh tomato puree)
- 1 large onion (or ½ cup onion puree)
- ¼ cup green capsicum, cubed (optional)
- 2 tsp ginger garlic paste
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1 tsp chilli powder (adjust to taste)
- ¼ tsp turmeric powder
- A few curry leaves (optional)
- 2 tsp oil
- Salt to taste
- Puree the tomato and onion separately and set aside
- In a pressure cooker pan (I used a 3 litre pressure cooker), place the chopped vegetables
- Layer the pureed tomato and onion over this
- Add all the spice powders along with the curry leaves and ginger garlic paste
- Pour the oil over this and add salt
- Mix well
- On medium flame, pressure cook for 3 whistles or 12 minutes
- When the cooker cools down, open gently, stir the curry and serve hot
- Easy, right?
Step by Step One Pot One Shot Aloo Beans Recipe
Puree the tomato and set aside. I got about 1/2 cup plus a bit more of puree. The exact amount doesn’t happen, you can eyeball this.
In the same mixer puree the onion. I used one large onion and got about 1/2 cup onion puree.
Chop your 2 cups potatoes, 1 cup beans, and 1/4 cup capsicum (optional) and add to a pressure cooker. I used a 3 litre pressure cooker. Depending on the size of yours, the cooking time will differ.
Add your tomato puree and onion puree on top of the vegetables.
Now add 2 tsp ginger garlic paste, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp chilli powder (adjust to taste) and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder to the above. Throw in some curry leaves and salt too.
Finally, add about 2 tsp oil to the above
Give everything a good mix. There’s no need to add any water, we are looking for a semi-dry aloo beans recipe.
Place the lid on with the weight. Pressure cook on medium heat for 3 whistles or 12 minutes. When the pressure cooker cools down, open, gently mix, adjust salt if needed, and serve hot.
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