Sem Phalli Tamatar Ki Sabzi | Chikkudukaya Tamata Kura is vibrant and flavourful curry recipe. These are winter favorite beans in Andhra and Telangana regions. Indian Broad Beans | Chikkudukaya (Telugu) | Sem ki phalli is seasonal vegetable. This is usually available from the month of November to April. Relishing seasonal produce is a blessing.
About This Recipe
I had a really busy day today. First, I had to go to the bank to take care of some pending tasks. Then, I stopped by at my friend’s place to work on something together. After that, we went to the market to buy vegetables. From there, I hurried to the tailor to pick up my stitched dresses. By the time I finally got home, I was completely exhausted and drained. The weather in Bangalore is really hot, so going out in the blazing sun made me even more dehydrated and tired.
I cooked kunduri dal and rice in the morning and had a quick lunch. After taking a nap, I was thinking on what to make for dinner. Since we usually have roti for dinner, deciding on a side dish is not difficult. I bought vegetables in the afternoon, so I have many cooking options. After organizing the veggies, I decided to make Sem phalli tamatar ki sabzi, which is my all-time favorite.
Making “sem phalli” can be a bit tiring because it involves trimming the sides and chopping it into pieces. However, when my little sister is with me, we share the work and it becomes much quicker. I made this sabzi to eat with rotis. Sem phalli with tamatar is a simple and delicious side dish that I love, especially when it’s in season. You can also have it with hot rice and dal or even with chaaru or rasam. It’s the best comfort meal ever.
Sem Phalli Tamatar Sabzi Ingredients
Sem Phalli | Chikkudukaya – They have a unique flavor and are packed with nutrients like fiber and protein. When cooked, they offer a slightly nutty taste and a tender texture. They are trimmed and cut into small pieces for this recipe, making them perfect for absorbing the flavors of the spices and other ingredients.
Tomato: Tomatoes are a staple in many cuisines, and in this dish, they add a tangy and slightly sweet flavor. When cooked down, tomatoes create a rich base that complements the earthiness of the broad beans. Tomato pieces enhance the taste adds vibrant color.
Onion: Provide a sweet and savory base. They add depth and aroma to the curry. In this recipe, onions contribute to the overall flavor profile, creating a balanced taste.
Red Chili Powder and Turmeric Powder: These spices bring warmth and color to the dish. Red chili powder adds heat, while turmeric powder imparts a vibrant yellow hue and a mild earthy flavor. They are key elements in Indian cooking, offering not just taste but also visual appeal to the final dish.
Coriander Leaves: Fresh coriander leaves, when minced, add a burst of freshness and a hint of citrus-like flavor to the finished dish. They’re often used as a garnish in Indian cuisine, providing a delightful contrast to the savory flavors of the curry.
Sem Phalli Tamatar Sabzi | Chikkudukaya Tamata Kura
Sem Phalli is Hindi word for Indian beans which are specially available in Andhra, Rayalaseema and Telangana regions. In Telugu we call sem phalli as Chikkudukaya. This is a seasonal bean available mostly in the months of November to March. Tamata is Telugu word and Tamatar is hindi word for Tomato.
This recipe is one of my most popular recipes due to how incredibly quick and easy it is to make. It’s extremely tasty, perfectly spiced and uses super accessible ingredients. Not to mention, it’s also vegan, plant protein rich and gluten free!
There are many variations of making this recipe. If you are in hurry, you can make this in pressure cooker too. I will be sharing the recipe in the recipe card below. Sem phalli tamatar ki sabzi tastes best when served with rice and dal. You can even serve this with rotis. My favorite combination is hot rice, few drops of ghee, red chili pickle, meethi dal and sem phalli tamatar sabzi.
Vegetable Medley: You can easily combine sem phalli with with other vegetables like carrots, potatoes or bell peppers. This adds variety and visual appeal to the dish.
Adding Leafy Greens: You can even add dill leaves or methi leaves to this phalli recipe.
Soya Chunks: You can even add soya chunks to the sem ki phalli before it goes into pressure cooker. (Cook soya chunks as per the instructions on the packets before adding to sem ki phalli).
- 250 gms. Sem Ki Phalli, trimmed on sides and cut into small
- 1 big Tomato, chopped
- 1 Onion, sliced
- 1½tbsp. Red chili powder
- ¼ tbsp. Turmeric powder
- 2 tbsp. minced Coriander leaves
How To Make Sem Phalli Tamatar Ki Sabzi
- In a pan, add oil and when it heats up add onion slices, fry till translucent.
- Now add 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 sem ki phalli turns soft.
- Now add sliced tomato and give the curry a gentle stir.
- Cook till tomatoes turn soft and oil starts to leave from the sides or water is completely absorbed.
- Garnish minced coriander leaves and turn off the flame.
- Add love to make sem phali tamatar ki sabzi taste 'Yummy'.
- Serve hot with rice or roti.
How To Make Sem Phali Tamatar Sabzi In Pressure Cooker
- You can alternatively make this recipe in pressure cooker, as I mostly do.
- Add oil to pressure cooker and when it heats up add chopped onion slices and fry till translucent.
- Now add sem ki phalli, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt. Stir for 2-3 minutes on medium flame.
- Add a cup of water and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
- Remove the lid and add chopped tomatoes and stir again. Cook on low flame till tomatoes are soft and water is completely absorbed.
- Cook till the oil starts to leave from the sides by stirring gently.
- When the curry starts to dry out, turn off the flame and add minced coriander leaves.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 52Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 177mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.