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Sem ki Sabji | How to Make Aloo Sem Sabji at Home

by Rachna

Sem ki phali as we know it in North India is also known as surti papdi or valor in Gujarati. These flat beans are much loved in all of India. In my home sem ki sabji is regularly made as one of the veggie dishes.

sem ki sabji recipe

You can also make only sem ki sabzi without the potatoes. I do that more often. This is a simple stir fry recipe which does not take much time to cook. It is tasty and goes very well with rotis or parathas. It is perfect for packing in the lunchbox as well.

Sem is a flat green bean which is rich in fibre and vitamins. Always choose nice green beans that are fresh. To prepare sem or flat beans, you will need to remove the fibrous string that runs along the outer length of some of them. The easiest way to do this is by snipping a small piece on the top of the bean and then using that to pull out the string from the side. Once you have pulled out all the tough strings, just chop the bean into about ½ to 1 inch pieces. You are now ready to cook sem ki sabji.

Here is my simple sem aloo ki sabzi recipe as made in my home:

Ingredients:

2 cup sem chopped

1 potato peeled and cubed (optional)

1 tbsp. vegetable oil

1 tsp. cumin seeds

1 pinch asafetida

1 tsp. amchur powder (dried mango powder)

1 tsp. garam masala powder

1 tsp. coriander powder

1/2 tsp. cayenne or red chilli powder

½ tsp. turmeric powder

Salt to taste

Recipe:

Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and asafetida. Cook till cumin seeds sputter.

Add turmeric powder to the oil and then add chopped sem along with potatoes. Mix well.

sem ki sabji

Add coriander powder, cayenne and salt and mix well.

Cook covered for about 15-20 minutes on low flame till the veggies are cooked.

Open the pan and stir the veggies once every 5-7 minutes.

The veggies cook in their own steam and you should not need to add any water.

Once almost cooked, add garam masala and amchur powder. Mix well and taste to adjust seasoning.

sem ki sabji recipe

Your aloo sem sabji is ready to serve. Enjoy it with rotis or parathas.

Pro Tips

This is a vegan recipe.

You can use two chopped tomatoes in place of amchur powder. Just add the chopped tomatoes to the cumin and asafetida. Cook covered till mushy. And then add turmeric powder, sem and aloo to the mix.

You can skip potatoes if you so like. I do this quite often.

This is a tasty vegetable stir fry that is a perfect side to a healthy meal when coupled with dal and rotis or rice.

Serve hot sem aloo along with dal and rice or rotis. It is an easy recipe to make and is quite tasty. Do try it.

Sem ki sabji Recipe | How to Make aloo sem sabji

Rachna Parmar
This is a super easy and tasty sem ki sabji recipe. It is often cooked along with potatoes just like many other Indian vegetables. Try this easy recipe.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine Indian, North Indian | Uttar Pradesh | Punjabi
Servings 4 people
Calories 86 kcal
people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cup sem chopped
  • 1 potato peeled and cubed
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 pinch asafetida
  • 1 tsp. amchur powder dried mango powder
  • 1 tsp. garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp. coriander powder
  • 1 tsp. cayenne or red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp. turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and asafetida. Cook till cumin seeds sputter.
  • Add turmeric powder to the oil and then add chopped sem along with potatoes. Mix well.
  • Add coriander powder, cayenne and salt and mix well.
  • Cook covered for about 15-20 minutes on low flame till the veggies are cooked.
  • Open the pan and stir the veggies once every 5-7 minutes.
  • The veggies cook in their own steam and you should not need to add any water.
  • Once almost cooked, add garam masala and amchur powder. Mix well and taste to adjust seasoning.
  • Your sem aloo is ready to serve. Enjoy it with rotis or parathas.

Notes

This is a vegan recipe.
You can use two chopped tomatoes in place of amchur powder. Just add the chopped tomatoes to the cumin and asafetida. Cook covered till mushy. And then add turmeric powder, sem and aloo to the mix.
You can skip potatoes if you so like.
This is a tasty vegetable stir fry that is a perfect side to a healthy meal when coupled with dal and rotis or rice.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Sem ki sabji Recipe | How to Make aloo sem sabji
Amount Per Serving
Calories 86 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 11mg0%
Potassium 364mg10%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 687IU14%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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