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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Simba Chadchadi

Cooking Time Required: 10-15 mins
Cost of preparation: 20-25 Rupees

Ingredients: Tender Simba/Sem/Flat beans ( 200 gm ), red chillis ( 2-3 nos ), thick
mustard-garlic paste ( 1 tsp ), pancha phutana ( 1/3 tsp), gota muga/biri dali (
de-husked) ( 1/3 cup ), turmeric, salt, mustard oil for cooking ( 2 tsp ).

Preparation: Clean and de-vein the flat beans. Cut into very small pieces.

Cooking: Take the cut beans in a sauce-pan. Add mustard-garlic paste, salt and just
sufficient water to cover the beans. Cover with a lid and cook for 7-8 mins or till

Remove from fire and keep aside. Do not throw away any excess water.

Heat the oil in a pan. Add the broken red chillis and pancha-phutana. Add the muga/biri dali and fry for 2 mins; follow with the boiled flat beans. Stir fry on a high flame for 2-3 mins.

Serve with rice/rotis.


  1. Curry looks yummy, meanwhile can you translate pancha-phutana & muga/biri dali in English..

  2. wow..delicious and healthy curry...:)

  3. looks like one of ur authentic oriya recipe! super delicious! what r the english names of some of the ingredients u have used?

  4. The recipe is very nice and yummo! Awesome with rice...

  5. Hi Sara,

    Pancha-phutana or pancha phoran is a seasoning which is very commonly used in Oriya and Bengali cusines....its a mix of mustard, cumin, fennel, fenugreek and black cumin seeds in equal proportions ( this may vary according to ones taste ).

    Muga dali is the regular moong dal while biri dali is the white/black dal that we use to prepare idli/dosa batter.....

    Will make sure to mention the english names ( or atleast post the pictures if i am not aware of it ) of the ingredients when i post the next recipe!!!!


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