Sem phali sabzi/Lima beans

Sem phali is a very simple indian sabzi which any one can make with simple ingredients from the kitchen, nothing fancy about this.Before cooking the phali you need to clean them properly by peeling off the sides and cutting the beans.There’s one more thing to add here, if you break them with your hand it tastes much better than the cut one (using knife) that’s what my MIL says and even I believe that.

So let’s get the recipe straightaway

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Semphali sabzi


  • 250 grams semphali/board beans/lima beans
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 green chillies finely
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tablespoon amchur powder
  • 1/4 tablespoon haldi powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon red chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 tablespoon hing/asofetida
  • Salt as per taste
  • 4 tablespoon mustard oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon mustard seeds/ rai
  • 2 tomatoes chopped


  • Very first step is to wash and clean the beans

  • Next is heat oil in a cooker
  • Add in mustard seeds let them crackle
  • Now add green chillies and onions
  • Saute till translucent
  • Add in ginger-garlic paste
  • Cook till the raw smell changes
  • Add tomatoes
  • Cook till soft
  • Now add in chopped beans
  • Mix well
  • Add all the spices, including hing
  • Saute for a minute
  • Now add just less than half cup water
  • Only that much water so that it doesn’t get burnt
  • Add salt
  • Cook on low flame till 2 whistle
  • Off the flame
  • Let it cool down completely
  • Serve it with rotis
  • Your semphali sabzi is ready
  • Until then keep exploring…..

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