Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sorshe Sim (Flat beans in mustard seed paste)

Today I want to share a very simple recipe..i.e., Sorshe Sim. Sim, is the name for Flat beans in Bengali and Sorshe is Mustard. So, flat beans is cooked in mustard seed paste. It's very easy to make and flat beans cook very fast, tastes yummy with Hot rice.


Flat beans are green and in their fresh form, they come with multiple beans in a large outer pod. Beans are full of nutrition. Beans are a good source of essential B vitamins, protein, fiber, carbohydrate and iron. Beans are a good source of fat-restricted diet, as it contains only 2-3% fat. Beans contain no cholesterol. Since they are one of the richest source of fiber, they actually help to lower bad cholesterol level.
 
Ingredients :
Flat beans: 10-15 nos.
Mustard seed : 2 tblsp.
Green chilli : 1 or 2
Turmeric powder : 2 tsp.
Salt to taste
Sugar : a pinch
Oil : 2 tblsp.


Method :
  • Wash and drain flat beans. Method to cut flat beans: First, trim the edges half way thru and pull all the way to take out the string like thing on both sides. Do the same for the other side. Follow the same process for other flat beans. Then cut in 1/2 to 1 inch pieces.
  • Prepare mustard seed paste: Set aside 1 tsp. mustard seed for tempering. Soak rest of the mustard seeds in 1 tblsp. water for 10 minutes. Grind into fine paste in a dry grinder/coffee grinder adding a pinch of salt and green chilli. Take out the paste and add 2 tblsp. of water and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, temper with mustard seed. When they start to splutter, add cut flat beans. Season with little salt and add turmeric powder. Stir for 2-3 minutes, then add mustard seed paste. 
  • Stir to mix well until paste dries up and mix well with beans. Then add about 2/3 cup or enough water to cook the beans. When water dries up and beans are cooked, check the seasoning. Add salt if needed and add sugar. Mix well. 
Remove from heat and serve with warm plain rice.




14 comments:

Silence Sings said...

ei dish ta dekhe barir kotha mone pore jachhe....

Aruna Manikandan said...

Mustard seed paste sounds very interesting...
Healthy delicious poriyal :-)

Tina said...

Nice and yummy..

shanthi said...

Sounds new with mustard paste

RV said...

ideal bengal khana. looks delicious. btw, love the new layout of your blog. looks very pretty.

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Just now i made the same veggie curry...i will try urs next time

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Love this dish flavored with paste. Love the Moghlai potato. I am a bit partial to root veggies. Lovely place you have dear.

Priya said...

Mustard seeds paste sounds really delicious, awesome dish..

Parita said...

Mustard seeds paste is used quite often in bengali cooking na? Flat beans in mustard seed paste sounds very flavorful!

Sharmila said...

Ami o erokom e kori ... ektu aloo diye. Gorom bhaater shonge darun tai na? :-)

Soma Pradhan said...

Its a nice different recipe all together

indosungod said...

I can imagine the taste of the beans with the mustard paste but I really have to try this out soon.

Indrani said...

Thanks, you all..

Suparna said...

hey indrani...thanks I like this kinda easy authentic Bong recipes ...
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