Shakarkand Beans Subzi Recipe (Spicy Sweet Potato Beans Stir fry)

Archana Doshi
Shakarkand Beans Subzi Recipe (Spicy Sweet Potato Beans Stir fry)
1225 ratings.

Shakarkand Beans Sabzi Recipe is a delicious preparation of boiled sweet potatoes sauteed along with steamed beans. The potatoes and beans are tossed in coriander powder and turmeric powder and seasoned with mustard and cumin. I like to add a dash of tanginess to the dish by adding juice from one lemon. The shakarkand beans sabzi goes well along with Punjabi Dal TadkaPhulkas and Steamed Rice.

Did You Know: Sweet Potato is loaded with Iron, fiber, and minerals. They are high in vitamins B6 and C. Peanuts are also a rich source of nutrients and minerals. They contain higher protein ratio when compared to any other tree nut varieties available. 

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Vegetable recipes such as

  1. Lauki Badi Ki Sabzi Recipe
  2. Malvani Kurkuri Bhindi Recipe
  3. Senai Kizhangu Varuval Recipe

Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

50 M


4 Servings


  • 4 Sweet Potatoes , boiled, peeled and cubed.
  • 250 grams Green beans (French Beans) , cut into 1 inch length and steamed
  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder , (adjust to suit your taste)
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice

How to make Shakarkand Beans Subzi Recipe (Spicy Sweet Potato Beans Stir fry)

  1. To begin making the Shakarkand Beans Sabzi Recipe, we will first cook the potatoes. See Video Recipe of How to Cook Potatoes in Pressure Cooker

  2. Next cut the beans into desired shape, place it in the pressure cooker, add 2 tablespoons of water. Cover the cooker, place the weight on and pressure cook until you hear two whistles. After two whistles turn off the heat. Place the pressure cooker until cold running water to release the pressure immediately. We release the pressure immediately, so the green remain green and fresh.

  3. Our next step is to stir fry all the ingredients. 

  4. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan; add in the mustard and cumin seeds and allow them to crackle. With heat on low, add in the coriander powder, turmeric powder and saute for a few seconds.

  5. Add in the sweet potato, the steamed beans, salt and red chilli powder. Stir to combine well, sprinkle just a little water so the masala coats the vegetables well. Cover the pan and simmer for 5 minutes.

  6. After 5 minutes, turn off the heat, squeeze the lemon and stir. Transfer the Shakarkand Beans Sabzi into a serving bowl.

  7. Serve the Shakarkand Beans Sabzi along with Punjabi Dal TadkaPhulkas and Steamed Rice.