Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Shorshe diye Runner Beans/Runner Beans cooked in mustard sauce

I have been making these runner beans and sometimes stringless beans with shorshe bata here.And they do make a great side-dish.They do remind me of Sheem Begon shorshe that we used to prepare back home.
Recipe remains same for both the versions with the vegetables.

 I have used mustard powder in place of fresh mustard seed paste that I have made in bulk earlier. Click Here for the recipe.
You may add in some fried rui fish pieces for mach’er jhaal as well or some sliced brinjal with some boris/wadis for niramish version.

Shorshe Diye Aloo Runner Beans er Torkari
Recipe requirements

1 packet of runner beans/stringless beans or 250 gms
1 -2 medium size potatoes cut into long pieces
For the tempering
Pinch of panch phoron
1 tej patta
1 dry red pepper
1 tsp of turmeric powder
1-2 tsp of red pepper powder
2 tsp of mustard powder
2tbs of cooking oil
Salt as per taste
Chop and cut the runner beans and potatoes.
Heat up a saucepan, add cooking oil (mustard oil is best), and add the panch phoron, dry red pepper, tej patta.
Now add potatoes, runner beans and fry for 2-3 mints at med-high.
Now add red pepper powder, turmeric powder and salt. Sprinkle little bit of water.
Fry all well for 5-7 mints. Add in aprox 2-3 tbs of water.
Add in mustard powder. Cover it and cook till the vegetables are evenly cooked. Serve with rotis or warm cooked rice.

You can similarly prepare shorshe sheem begun.
You can use stringless beans also this way.
You may add some spicy urad wadis/boris for a niramish torkari and fried fish pieces for amish variations.

Happy Cooking Friends


  1. Beans looks absolutely delicious and quite yummy..

  2. Hi there,

    Came by your blog by accident while looking for tiffin recipes - was planning to do an Indian theme for my lunchbox for some variety!
    I would have to say your site is clean, simple and has some great recipes with pictures.
    Not to mention it has so many recipes and goes way back!
    Keep up the great work and keep posting! Will love to see more lunch tiffin recipes if possible!

    Thanks for your efforts and wanted to pop by to drop you a big hi! :)


  3. Priya,

    Thats so lovely of you to write to me, you really made my day :)..
    Hope to see you more often here..Actually all the recipes labelled lunch are tiffin recipes..
    Thanks for coming and writing here..

    hugs and smiles

  4. Ek shomoye sheem er torkari te haath o ditam na. Ekhon shorshe sheem khub bhalo lage gorom bhaater shonge. :-)
    J'r ki khobor go .. kichu jaano? Ekdom chupchap. Hope bhalo ache.

  5. This beans is new to me,looks absolutely delicious in mustard sauce gravy..

  6. Shorshe diye beans look so delicious yet simple to prepare. Thank yo ufor reminding us the traditional bengali veg dishes which we tend to forget. Recipe dekhe khub bhalo laglo.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  7. Sharmila,
    hain sheem shorshe and garam bhaat besh bhalo lagey khete..Na J'r kono khabar neyi :(..

    yes this beans is new to me also after coming here..may be you can prepare this bean with some coconut like thoran also..

    warm welcome

    I am glad you liked the recipes here..bhalo thekho..

    thanks all for coming
    hugs and smiles


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