Thursday, February 20, 2014

Stir Fried Lima Beans | Sem Phali Ki Sabzi

Stir Fried Lima beans | Sem Phali ki Sabzi

recipe of making stir fry lima beans
Lima beans or sem phali is usually served as a side dish, like other green beans these are rich in fiber and other nutrients. Lima beans are firm in texture hence proper cooking requires time, to overcome this step I have microwaved lima beans in this stir fry.
Ingredients required and detailed instructions for the recipe are as follows:

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 10 mins | Serves :4
Recipe Category: Side Dish | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian

Ingredients for Stir Fried Lima Beans:

Lima beans: 250gms
Garlic – 15-20 pods
Green chillies- 4-5
Salt-to taste
Coriander powder-1 tablespoon
Garam masala powder- ¼ teaspoon
cumin seeds-1 teaspoon
oil-1 tablespoon


  1. Clean lima beans by removing their side threads with knife and chop them .
  2. li> Peel and crush garlic pods
    step 1 of making stir fried lima beans
    Stir Fried Lima Beans
  3. Wash lema beans, place them in a microsafe container, sprinkle some salt over them, micro high them for 4 minutes.
  4. Heat oil in a pan add crushed garlic as it turns pinkish in color, add cumin seeds roast till they crackle, add tomatoes, lima beans along with salt and turmeric powder, cook for 3-4 minutes on low flame, stir once, at this stage you can cover the lid of pan.
  5. Add green chillies, ginger and remaining spices, mix well cook for another 2 minutes,
    step 2 of making lima beans
    Just before serviing add lemon juice to it, Lima beans are ready to serve.


If you are not microwaving beans, cooking time will be increased at this step you have to cook till they are soft.
You can also made lima beans with potatoes
If looking for other recipes rich in fiber, you can check crispy clusterbeans,  beans potato stir fry and green moog dal vada.


  1. quick, healthy and delicious!! Perfect for a week day..

  2. Its a beautiful side and yes please to pairing it with rice.

  3. do u use big garlic or small ones lik v get in India?

    1. Small garlic pods are used in this recipe.

  4. Thank You all, for your lovely comments

  5. fast to cook and good to eat stir fry.

  6. wow very healthy and tempting stir fry :) looks yumm !!


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