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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Sem ki Phalli - Tamatar ki Sabzi


I had a crazy day….was completely busy with outdoor work…..had to go to bank as I had long pending work to complete there…then dropped at friends place…as she I had some work over there and from there went to market to pick up vegetables and from there went to tailor to pick up some clothes….and then finally landed home…exhausted and completely drained…..It’s dam hot here in Bangalore….and going out in the hot blazing sun means…..you are completely tired….I made kunduri dal and rice before leaving home in the morning, so after coming back….I had quick lunch and went for much needed nap…after getting up…I was wondering what to make in for dinner….as it is mostly roti at my home in dinner…thinking of side dish is not a big issue….seeing the bag loaded with veggies, I thought I will go with Sem ki phalli /Broad Beans/Chikkudukaya as it is one of my all time favourite sabzi.
Sem Ki Phalli - Tamatar Ki Sabzi
The only tiring job in making this sem ki phalli is trimming the sides and chopping into pieces. As my lil sis is here with me these days…this work was halved and within no time…I made the sabzi to go with roti’s…This sem ki phalli with tamatar is one of the simple and delectable side dish which I love to gratify more when it is in season. You can even pair this up with hot rice and dal or even with chaaru or rasam. I bet it will be one of the comfort meals you ever had.
Sem Ki Phalli - Tamatar Ki Sabzi
INGREDIENTS:
  • 250 gms. Sem Ki Phalli, trimmed on sides and cut into small
  • 1 big Tomato, chopped
  • 1 Onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp. Red chili powder
  • ¼ tbsp. Turmeric powder
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • 2 tbsp. minced Coriander leaves
Sem Ki Phalli - Tamatar Ki Sabzi
PREPARATION:
  • In a heavy bottom cooking vessel, 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 are soft and oil starts to leave from the sides or water is completely absorbed.
  • Add minced coriander leaves and turn off the flame.
  • Last but not least add your 'love' to make the dish 'YUMMY'.
  • Serve hot with roti or rice.
Sem Ki Phalli - Tamatar Ki Sabzi

PRESSURE COOKER METHOD:
  • 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.
  • Last but not least add your 'love' to make the dish 'YUMMY'.
Sem Ki Phalli - Tamatar Ki Sabzi
VARIATIONS:
  • You can add potato to the recipe, by just peeling and cutting the potato into bite size pieces and adding to sem ki phalli before it goes into pressure cooker.
  • You can even add washed and chopped dill leaves for different taste.
  • 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). 

35 comments:

Sireesha Puppala said...

Omg...I was too tired after reading ur first paragraph..u definitely need a full day rest;)

Chukkudikaya kura super ga undi lubna :) pls start the photography series again:)

Lubna Karim said...

That was super fast Sireesha....Second season on food photography is on cards....will start soon....

Vineetha said...

U still cooked something after hectic day ,if it was me i would have gone for a kichdi or maybe a take away :) they look delcious ...

divya said...

looks fantastic, super tempting.

Smitha Joga said...

this is one of the ways I make chikudukaya...whenever I bring them...sometimes i don't find them very fresh here! but love the curry!

Akila said...

Very yummy
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Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

love it...simple and yummy!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

yummy and easy... love it!

CHITRA said...

Looks yummy . waiting for photography series :)

Sudha Sabarish said...

That looks delicious.

prathibha Garre said...

This is one of my favorite curry too..love it with rice and especially curd rice.

Archana Kumar said...

Nice dish, great photography as always ! Looking forward to the photography series, really enjoyed the last one

Gauri said...

I have been doing some running around in the last few days and yes Bangalore is only getting hotter. A nap in the afternoon does pep me up.I like this veggie preparation, I make it with 'goda masala' usually!
Well this post reminds me that I have to make something for dinner too!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

All in a day !! you have some stamina girl !! Missed winters this time in Blr....Curry looks so delicious...

Priti S said...

who doesn't like semi ...I do almost same way too Lubna ..it looks fab

Priya said...

Omg, you did all in a day,you have to take enough rest,Lubna.

Kura looks fabulous,can with a bowl of rice.

dassana said...

nice pics. my fav sabzi with rotis.

Jagruti said...

lovely sabji..

Hari Chandana P said...

You are really amazing :)

Finla said...

I love veggies made like this and this looks so so yumm.

Kausers Kitchen said...

Delicious curry dear, nice combo.

Shama Nagarajan said...

wow..delicious and tempting .

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kitchen queen said...

yes we moms are super human, lot can do in so little time. love the subji. do visit my space too.

Latha Madhusudhan said...

Wow the dish looks abs fab. BTW heard blr has been too hot these days.

First time here and you have a beautiful space with lovely pics.

Gayathri Ramanan said...

curry looks yummy and perfect..
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anubhavat said...

Such simple ingredients can many times give you a zingy subji. Lovely clicks Lubna...I can see yuour reflection in the shining steel spoon!

Jehanne said...

in our home, there is always lack of side dish, and certainly I wish I eat more veges than meat! This looks like a perfect side Lubna:-)

A teflon fryingpan said...

hai Lubna. thanks for passing by my blog...and biriyani!!! its a weakness, is it not. love love your clicks, and the posts on food photography as well. very happily following your blog. keep connected.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow want to taste the whole bowl,luks delicious...

sanjana reddy said...

its one of my favourites. thanks alot for posting the proedure. for beverages check foodsnearme.com

Krithi Karthi said...

Long time I have had these... droolworthy pics!
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Lena Rashmin Raj said...

woww...beautiful snap dear.. i just loved the color of that board too.. :)

Rajani said...

Dont know which is more delicious - recipe or the accompanying photos!

Divya Pramil said...

I would not even have cooked if I had been thru such a hectic day... The clikcs are super cool...Nice sabzi :)

Shobha Kamath said...

Not bad at all! After such a hectic day, dish looks delicious and the photography is gr8! Hats off to you!

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