Simba-Rai (Broad-beans with mustard paste) | How to make Simba-Rai (Broad-beans with mustard paste)

By Roshni Subudhi  |  4th May 2016  |  
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Simba-Rai (Broad-beans with mustard paste)by Roshni Subudhi
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About Simba-Rai (Broad-beans with mustard paste) Recipe

In Odisha and West Bengal, the languages is quite similar as well as food style. In most dishes, mustard oil, mustard paste, panch phoran is used to enhance the flavor, this one is also called as Besara in Odiya. When I got this vegetable in Jakarta, I was so surprised and very happy as well, I thank God that gradually some Indian vegetables are available here.

Simba-Rai (Broad-beans with mustard paste)

Ingredients to make Simba-Rai (Broad-beans with mustard paste)

  • 3 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 whole red chilli
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp mustard oil
  • 1 whole red chilli
  • 1/2 tsp panch phoran
  • 6-8 curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 medium sized tomato, chopped
  • 100 gm broad beans
  • water to make the gravy
  • salt to taste

How to make Simba-Rai (Broad-beans with mustard paste)

  1. First remove the laces of broad beans by plucking little from both ends. Then cut into two pieces.
  2. Now take water and add salt to this.
  3. Next, add the broad beans into the hot water and boil for 10 mins so that it becomes tender.
  4. Make the rai or besara paste using mustard, cumin seeds, red chilli and garlic cloves, then add water little by little.
  5. Now heat oil in a pan, add paanch phoran, whole red chilli and curry leaves.
  6. When the mustard starts to crackle, add tomatoes to this and stir it properly so that the tomatoes get completely mashed.
  7. Now add turmeric powder and the paste, stir it for 2-3 mins.
  8. Add little by little water in between.
  9. Now add the boiled broad-beans to this,stir for sometime.
  10. Serve hot with rice and dal.

My Tip:

You can make it gravy or dry type, adjust according to your choice and add the water. You can increase the quantity of paste n keep for future use also.

Reviews for Simba-Rai (Broad-beans with mustard paste) (1)

Shilpa lad2 years ago

Wow looks simple to cook and heavenly in taste! An infusion of flavours :D

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