Alu Sem

Stir-Fried Potatoes with Green Beans

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      20 min

Appears in
Instant Indian: Classic Foods from Every Region of India Made Easy in the Instant Pot

By Rinku Bhattacharya

Published 2018

  • About

This dish is a wholesome basic stir-fry found all over India. The particular flavors and sesame finish in this recipe are gathered from northeast India. Using the Sauté mode with tight sealed manual cooking, this gets done softer and quicker than on the stove-top. It puts summer beans to good use.


  • 2 tablespoons canola or grapeseed oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds


  1. Set the Instant Pot® to the Sauté mode and heat the oil. Add the cumin seeds and wait until the cumin seeds begin to sizzle. Add the onion and garlic and cook briefly for a few minutes, until the onion softens and turns translucent.
  2. Add the tomato and potato and mix well. Stir in the green beans, turmeric, cayenne pepper powder, salt and