Looking for a simple and plant protein-rich meal to go with rice or roti? Look no further than Sem ki Phalli Aloo ka Salan | Chikkudukaya Bangaladumpa Kura (Curry). This vegan and gluten-free recipe is easy to make and serve with roti, paratha or rice.
Sem (Same) Phali | Chikkudukaya Season
In Andhra and Telangana from the months of November to early April, Rythu Bazar (Vegetable Markets) are flooded Sem ki Phalli. If you are a regular reader of my blog, then you know how much I adore this delightful seasonal vegetable. We call Sem ki Phalli as Chikkudukaya (in Telugu) | Papdi Lilva (in Gujrati) | Indian Beans (in English).
Sem ki phalli is green in color, bears a striking resemblance to Indian Broad Beans. However, it is the seeds (beans) concealed within that truly steal the show. Upon cooking, these seeds boast a thick, glossy texture and a delectable buttery taste. During the season, you can see vendors selling heaps of sem phalli beej (seeds of sem ki phalli) separately in the vegetable markets.
Whether it’s a tempting curry, a comforting side-dish pairing with other vegetables, or meat, this sem phalli is versatile. So why not get creative with Sem ki phalli and discover new ways to savor its distinct flavors?
Recently my brother-in-law bought a big bag of these delicious beans. Everyone in the family knows how much I love them. Whenever someone comes to Chennai from Andhra or Telangana, they always bring these amazing beans for me. Luckily, I received them just in time before the end of the season. I can’t wait to savor them!
Sem Ki Phalli Aloo Ka Salan | Sem Aloo Ki Sabzi
My mom cooks delicious recipes by mix matching the vegetables. This sem aloo ki sabzi is one good example to it. My mom is known for her culinary expertise, and this dish is one of her many delightful creations.
The combination of earthy and starchy potatoes with the gorgeous green and buttery sem phalli (also known as green beans) creates a truly amazing taste experience. When cooked together, these ingredients release a rich aroma which is simply irresistible. This Sem ki Phalli Aloo ki Sabzi recipe is a must-try for all sem phalli lovers out there. It’s easy to make and tastes delicious. Serve it with rice or roti, and enjoy a wholesome meal.
The combination of the tender green beans and soft potatoes, coated in a flavorful masala, will surely leave your taste buds craving for more.
Sem Aloo Ki Sabzi Ingredients
Sem Ki Phalli (Green Beans):
- Preparation: Trimmed on sides, slit open, and cut into 1-inch pieces.
- Description: These Indian green beans are commonly used in various cuisines. They are a good source of vitamins and fiber and add a crunchy texture to dishes.
- Preparation: Peel, wash and cut them into medium size cubes.
- Description: Potatoes are a staple in many cuisines worldwide. They offer a starchy texture and absorb flavors well. They’re versatile and add a comforting element.
Onion: Onions add depth and sweetness to the dish. Adds flavour and texture.
Ginger-Garlic Paste: It’s a common flavor base in many Indian dishes, adding a pungent and aromatic taste to the dish.
Roasted Coriander Powder: Adds a warm, nutty, and slightly citrusy flavor to dish.
Red Chili Powder: Adds heat and color to the dish and varies in intensity based on the type of chili used.
Turmeric Powder: It provides a warm and slightly bitter flavor and is often used for its vibrant color and health benefits.
Kasuri Methi (Dry Fenugreek): Dried fenugreek leaves that have a slightly bitter taste. They add a unique flavor and aroma to dishes and are often used in Indian cuisine for their distinctive taste. Optional in the recipe, but can enhance the dish with its earthy flavor.
Which vegetable is called SEM? or What is sem vegetable in hindi?
In Indian cuisine, ‘Sem’ typically refers to ‘Green Beans’ or ‘Indian Beans’. These beans are slender, and green in color with buttery pods inside. Often used in various dishes for their crisp texture and earthy flavor. They’re also known as ‘Sem Ki Phalli’ or ‘Sem Fali’ in Hindi or Urdu. Chikkudukaya in Telugu.
- 250 gms. Sem Ki Phalli, trimmed on sides, slit open and cut into 1 inch pieces
- 2 medium sized Potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 Onion, sliced
- ½ tbsp. Ginger-Garlic paste
- ¼ tbsp. roasted Coriander powder
- 1 tbsp. Red chili powder
- ¼ tbsp. Turmeric powder
- 2 tbsp. minced Coriander leaves
- 1 tbsp. Kasuri Methi (dry fenugreek), optional
How to make Sem ki Phalli Aloo ki Sabzi
- After trimming and cutting the sem ki phalli, rinse it thoroughly along with potato cubes and set aside.
- In a heavy bottom cooking vessel or pressure cooker, add oil and when it heats up add sliced onions.
- When the onions start to turn translucent add ginger-garlic paste and fry for a minute on medium flame. To this add cubed potatoes, sem ki phalli, red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt. Stir for 3-4 minutes.
- Add a cup of water and cover with a lid. Cook till potato cubes turns soft. (If using pressure cooker, cook for 2 whistles and wait till steam settles).
- Stir in coriander powder and kasuri methi. Cook till water is completely absorbed. Stir in between.
- Add minced coriander leaves and turn off the flame. Serve hot with rice or roti.
- Add ‘love’ to make sem aloo ki sabzi taste ‘YUMMY’.
Lubna's Serving Suggestions:
Serve sem ki phalli aloo ki salan with roti or paratha.
You can even serve this with hot steamed rice and dal or rasam.
Make a quick, simple and well-balanced meal thali with sem aloo ki sabzi, rice, roti, dal (sambar or any flavoured dal like tomato dal, khatti dal, dhabha style dal fry, etc,) papad, pickle and curd.
As I mentioned in the post, sem phalli is called Papdi Lilva i Gujrati. The recipe sem phalli aloo ki sabzi is called Papdi Lilva Bateta nu Shaak.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 138Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 245mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g