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Flat Beans Curry Recipe: Aloo Sem Ki Sabzi | Sem Phali Sabzi

by Pradeep Mamgain
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Flat beans curry or aloo sem ki sabzi is a simple side dish that you can make quickly and it is rich in nutrition and taste.

Flat Beans Curry Recipe | Aloo Sem Ki Sabzi | Sem Phali Sabzi

Flat beans (broad beans) are called “Sem Ki Phalli” in Hindi. They are somewhat similar to the green beans, however, they have a more prominent beany taste. Also, they hold their shape very well and become wonderfully tender after cooking.

Typically, sem beans are cut into small pieces and cooked with potatoes. I decided to cook it with corn and lentil dumplings (Bengali style) to give it extra nutritional value. You can skip corn and dumplings if you want.

aloo same sabzi
flat beans curry

Remove the hard fibrous strings before chopping. However, you can choose not to remove them for extra fiber in the diet.

You can serve the sem ki sabzi hot with panchmel dal-rice or chapati or naan

How to make flat beans curry

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  1. Boil flat beans, potato, sweetcorn, and lentils dumplings for 5 minutes.
  2. Saute whole spices and chilies in vegetable oil.
  3. Next, add potatoes and tomatoes.
  4. Add flat beans, corn, and lentil dumplings.
  5. Add dry spices and cook for 3 minutes.

Ingredients

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  • Fat: Mustard oil and clarified butter
  • For tempering: Cumin seeds and minced ginger-garlic
  • Whole spices: Red and green chilies
  • Veggies: Onion, tomato, flat beans, and sweetcorn
  • Lentils: Lentil dumplings
  • Dry spices: Coriander powder, turmeric powder, and chili powder
  • salt and sugar

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A Few Final Thoughts

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  • Serving: Serve it hot with roti/chapati or jeera-rice.
  • Subtractions: You can skip corn and dumplings and make this curry with flat beans and potatoes. This how this recipe is traditionally made.
  • Substitutions: Regular corn kernels (boiled) can be used in place of sweetcorn. Mustard oil can be replaced by any vegetable oil of your choice.
  • Optional: Sugar is used to balance out flavors however you can omit it. Also, clarified butter is optional.
Flat Beans Curry Recipe | Aloo Sem Ki Sabzi | Sem Phali Sabzi

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Flat Beans Curry Recipe | Aloo Sem Ki Sabzi | Sem Phali Sabzi

Pradeep Mamgain
Sem Ki Sabzi or flat beans curry is a simple side dish that you can make quickly and it is rich in nutrition and taste. Sem beans are usually chopped into small pieces and cooked with potatoes. I decided to cook it with corn and lentil dumplings to give it extra nutritional value.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Vegetables (Dry)
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 people
Calories 82 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 18 grams mustard oil
  • 3 grams cumin seeds
  • 1 gram red chili whole
  • 70 grams onion chopped
  • 15 grams ginger-garlic minced
  • 70 grams tomato chopped
  • 100 grams flat beans
  • 70 grams potato
  • 50 grams sweetcorn
  • 10 grams lentil dumplings
  • 5 grams clarified butter (ghee)
  • 2.5 grams ground coriander
  • 0.6 grams ground turmeric
  • 0.5 grams ground red chili
  • 4 grams salt
  • 2.5 grams sugar
  • 2 grams green chili

Instructions
 

  • Boil flat beans, potato, corn, and lentil dumplings in 1 cup of water for 5 minutes.
  • Heat of mustard oil in Kadhai until you see gentle fumes.
  • Add cumin seeds and whole red chili.
  • When the seeds start crackling, add ginger-garlic mix. Saute for 10 to 15 seconds.
  • Add medium-sized chopped onion and saute for 5 seconds.
  • Add green chilies and saute for 5 seconds.
  • Add potatoes and mix well.
  • Add medium-sized chopped tomato and combine all the ingredients.
  • Add turmeric powder and salt. Now, add 1 cup of hot water and mix well.
  • Cover and cook for 3 minutes on low flame.
  • Add flat beans, corn, and lentil dumplings. Mix well.
  • Add coriander powder, chili powder, salt, and sugar. Mix well to incorporate all the ingredients.
  • Cover and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Now, add clarified butter and mix well.
  • Serve hot with rice-dal or chapatis.

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Notes

  • Serving: Serve it hot with roti/chapati or jeera-rice.
  • Subtractions: You can skip corn and dumplings and make this curry with flat beans and potatoes. This how this recipe is traditionally made.
  • Substitutions: Regular corn kernels (boiled) can be used in place of sweetcorn. Mustard oil can be replaced by any vegetable oil of your choice.
  • Optional: Sugar is used to balance out flavors however you can omit it. Also, clarified butter is optional.
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