Vegan and gluten-free Sem ki Phalli ka Salan is simple and plant protein-rich, delicious side dish recipe. This goes perfectly with piping hot rotis as well as steamed bowl of white or brown rice. Sem ki phalli is called chikkudukaya in Telugu. This is one of the most loved and popular seasonal veggie in Telugu states.
About This Recipe
Of all the various seasonal vegetables that grace our plates, sem ki phalli holds a special place in my heart. These tender and succulent beans have captured my taste buds and have become my all-time favorite. The admiration I have for these little green wonders is no secret to my family members. Whenever the season arrives, my thoughtful sister, caring brother-in-law, or generous friends make it a point to surprise me with a fresh pack of sem ki phalli. The joy that surges through my veins upon receiving this delightful gift knows no bounds.
This year, I am blessed to receive homegrown organic sem ki phalli straight from my brother-in-law’s verdant green patch. The sight of those vibrant green pods filled me with an immense sense of gratitude and appreciation for the bounties of nature. To savor these beans, nurtured with love and care, gave me a unique sense of satisfaction.
As I prepared this sem ki phalli ka salan , a wave of nostalgia washed over me. Reminds me of the times spent with loved ones, indulging in the flavors of our cherished traditions. The aroma of the sautéing beans filled the air, as if whispering tales of generations past who also enjoyed the same simple pleasure.
With each bite, I could taste the labor of love that went into cultivating these organic gems. The freshness and crunchiness of the beans were unparalleled, and every morsel seemed to burst with an explosion of flavors. The delightful crunch combined with a hint of sweetness left an unforgettable impression on my palate.
Not only are these tender beans a delight to the senses, but they also nourish the body with their abundance of essential nutrients. Packed with vitamins and minerals, sem ki phalli contributes to a healthy and balanced diet. As I savored each morsel, I couldn’t help but appreciate the many benefits these beans offer to support my overall well-being.
Sem Ki Phalli Ka Salan
Sem Phalli, also known as Indian Beans, holds a significant place in Andhra cuisine. This bean, referred to as Chikkudukaya in Telugu, shares a remarkable resemblance to Avarekalu, a popular bean in Karnataka. The name “salan” comes from Hindi (Urdu), and denotes a curry dish. Therefore, when we talk about “sem ki phalli ka salan,” we are referring to a delightful and mildly spicy Indian green beans curry.
This mouthwatering dish combines the freshness of sem phalli with aromatic spices, creating medley of flavor and taste. The vibrant green beans are cooked to perfection, retaining their crispness while absorbing the essence of the spices.
One of the highlights of sem ki phalli ka salan is its versatility. It can be paired with a variety of main dishes, such as steamed rice, fluffy naan bread, or with piping hot rotis. The mild spiciness adds a touch of warmth to the dish without overpowering the natural flavors of the beans.
Preparing sem ki phalli ka salan is a joy in itself. With every step of the cooking process, the aromas fill your kitchen, creating an enticing atmosphere. Five simple ingredients is all you need to make this fragrant curry in no time. Experience the magic of this mildly spicy and delicious Indian green beans curry, and create a culinary masterpiece that will leave you craving more.
Nutrition in Sem ki Phalli
Sem Ki Phalli | Chikkudukaya | Indian Broad Beans are,
- excellent source of folic acid
- good source of potassium and magnesium
- rich in copper, phosphorus, zinc and iron.
How To Store Sem Phalli | Chikkudukaya
First, check the sem phali and separate out basing on the outer color of the phali.
If the outer covering of the phali is nice and green, then use them in making curry and fry recipes.
If the outer covering looks wilted or light white or pink in color, then discard the outer covering and use only the inside pods.
You can easily store this sem ki phali in fridge in zip lock bag or Tupperware box. Stays fresh for 4-5 days.
Alternatively, you can remove the pods (seeds inside the phali) and store them separately in zip pouch or freezer bag. These will stay fresh for 10 days.
You can boil and add these beans to soup, curries, rice or fries. You can make a quick and easy sundal too.
- ½ Kg Sem Ki Phalli, destring, slit open, cut into 1 inch pieces and wash *
- 1 Onion, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp. Red chili powder
- ¼ tbsp. Turmeric powder
- Salt to taste
How to make Sem ki Phalli ka Salan
Add sem ki phalli, onions, red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and oil to a pressure cooker.
Stir until phalli starts to change color. Now add half of water and close the lid.
Pressure cook on medium heat for 2 whistles.
Once the pressure settles, open the lid and give it a stir. If there is water, keep it back on stove and on medium flame by stirring occasionally, cook till water is completely absorbed.
You can garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with roti and rice.
Add your 'love' to make this sem ki phalli ka salan taste 'YUMMY'.
Trimming Sem ki Phalli | How to trim chikkudukaya
Always de-string (trim of the ends length wise).
Slit open into half and then remove beans/seeds present inside.
Remove the small with pith cut the green outer layer into 1' inch pieces.
NOTE: Sometimes, there will be insects inside these beans. So be careful. Always open the beans from lining and check before chopping into pieces.
Lubna's Serving Suggestions
Make a quick and easy comfort meal with these sem ki sazi recipe,
Steamed bowl of rice + Khatti Dal + Sem ki Phalli ka Salan + Fryums + Curd + Pickle
Roti + Sem ki sabzi + Dahi + Salad
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 48Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 162mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
This curry is going to participate in My Legume Love Affair-Seventh Helping hosted by Srivalli of Cooking 4 All Seasons. This event is stared by Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook Susan.