Beans Batato Upkari

This is a very commonly made & a favourite  upkari of Konkanis 


  • 250 gms French Beans or pharasbi 
  • 1 large sized potato, peeled and cut into small cubes 
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds 
  • 1/2 tsp Urad dal 
  • 1 Green chilly slit vertically 
  •  Few Curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp Grated coconut 
  • Coconut oil preferably


  1. Wash the pharasbi, remove the ends and strings. Finely chop them. Keep them aside. 
  2. Heat oil in a wok. Add mustard seeds, when they splutter add urad dal. Stir it till the urad dal turns slightly brown color.
  3.  Now add green chilly, curry leaves and fry for few seconds. Add potato pieces, stir it and cover the pan with lid for 3-4 minutes. 
  4. Next add finely chopped beans and sauté it for 2 minutes. Cover it with lid and cook it on low flame. Keep checking in between if it is done. 
  5. Once the beans are done, add salt and mix it well. Cook it covered again for another 2 -3 minutes. 
  6. Garnish it with grated coconut and upkari is ready. 
  7. This stir fry goes well as side dish with rice and dalitoy or chappatis.


  1. Sometimes, I exclude potato and just go ahead with beans only in this preparation.
  2. I usually don’t add water to this stir fry, but sometimes if pharasbi are not so tender then we can sprinkle few drops of water that helps to cook the veggie.

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