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11 November, 2010


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Yesterday, for dinner I tried my hands on broad beans (Sem) for the first time. Keeping it safe, I also made Baingan Ka Bharta in case I myself dont approve my experiment with sem. But I loved it and hence I am here with my recipe.U will need: 10-12 sem, 1 potao-peeled & cut in cubes, 1 tspn panchforna*, 2tbspn mustard oil, 1 large onion-peeled & chopped,4-5 garlic cloves, 1 small tomato-finely chopped, 1 tspn turmeric powder, 1 tspn red chilli powder, 2 dry red chilli (each broken into 2 pieces), 1 tbspn coriander powder, 2 tspn black pepper powder,salt.

Trim the ends of sem & break each into 2-3 pieces,depending on their lengths. Wash & keep aside. cut garlic cloves lengthwise. In a Katori,make a paste of coriander powder,Turmeric powder& chilli powder with the help of water.Heat a thick bottomed kadai. Add oil. When heated,add dry red chillies & panchforna. when it spluters, add garlic cloves. Add onion. Add a pinch of salt to it. when onion turns brown,add potatoes.Cook for 3-4 minutes. Add Sem. Cook for next 2 minutes. Add masal paste to it. Cook on a lo flame for next 5 minutes. Add tomato.Stir it properly & cover it. After 2 minutes add pepper powder. Cook for next 8-10 minutes on low flame.
keep stirring in between,else it will stick to kadai.

Tip of the Day: Dont add water.Choose soft sem while buying.Avoid the hard ones.

* panchforna is a mixture of 5 whole spices in equal quantity,namely peeli sarso, mangraila, ajwain, saunf & methi.


5 thoughts on : Sem-Aloo

  • Anonymous
    December 29, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    hi usha jst read your sem aloo ki sabji …wat if we dont wish to add kaali mirch powder ….will it affect the taste of the sabji ? we generally use garam masala in sem aloo ..can we put in the sabji ?

  • December 29, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    yes, u can put garam-masala instead of kaali mirch. It wont affect the taste much, just a bit different flavour.

  • Anonymous
    April 5, 2013 at 6:34 am

    Hi Usha, what is peeli sarso & mangraila Is it available in market easily?

    • April 6, 2013 at 10:20 am

      Hey… glad u stopped by..
      Peeli sarso is yellow mustard seeds..N mangraila is nigella seeds/kalaunji.
      You can easily get them at any supermarket.

  • April 30, 2016 at 7:18 am

    i found this blog today! good step by step pictures..looks so yum and tasty so delicious. thankyou for shearing. thankyou for shearing this

    information with us!chowringhee satyaniketan

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