Flat Beans (Papdi) Curry Recipe

Flat Beans also known as Papdi (in Marathi) is often used to make delicious stir-fry or in my case, an even delicious curry.

You can use them with the outer shell or have them de-beaned 😀 (I have used only the inside beans and not the outer shell in this recipe). Very simple to make and pressure cooking the curry ensures a deeper flavor.

Recipe (Veg): Flat Beans (Papdi) Curry

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

Flat Beans (Papdi) Curry

Flat Beans (Papdi) Curry


Flat Beans (Papdi) – About a cup (cleaned and de-beaned)
Potatoes (Batata) – 2 medium size
Turmeric powder (Haldi) – 1 teaspoon
Goda masala – 1 tablespoon (maharashtrian spice powder, available in stores)
Cumin seeds (Jeera) – 1 teaspoon
Any oil – 1 tablespoon
Salt – As per taste (I added around 1 teaspoon)

To be ground in a dry mixer:
Green chillies -3
Garlic pods – 7-8 pieces
Coconut – 1/2 cup, grated


  1. Boil the flat beans in water for about 10 minutes with pinch of salt. Keep aside.
  2. Peel & cut the potatoes into squarish bite-size pieces.
  3. In the dry mixer, grind green chillies, garlic pods & coconut.
  4. In a small pressure cooker, add the oil. When it heats up, add cumin seeds. Add the ground mixture and fry well till the rawness is gone.
  5. Add salt, turmeric powder and goda masala and mix well.
  6. Add the flat beans along with the chopped potatoes and mix well. Add 2 cups of water.
  7. Close the cooker, allow 3 whistles and switch off. Leave it covered for 5 more minutes and then serve.

Serve with Indian Bread (Roti/Naan).

Note: You can substitute goda masala with garam masala and green chillies with red chillies.


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