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

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 Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Vegetables (Dry)
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: flat beans curry recipe, flat beans curry recipe Indian
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 82kcal
Author: Pradeep Mamgain


  • 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


  • 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.



  • 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.