Sem Ka Achar Recipe - Broad Beans Pickles

Beans and vegetables have a shorter life but they taste scrumptious and have a unique flavor. Today we are making Sem pickle. This pickle can be stored for up to a month. 

हिन्दी में पढिये : Sem Ka Achar Recipe - Broad Beans Pickles 

Ingredients for Sem Ka Achar

  • Sem – ½ kb (500 grams)
  • Yellow mustard – 2 tbsp (coarsely grounded)
  • Fenugreek seeds – 2 tbsp (coarsely grounded)
  • Fennel powder – 2 tbsp (coarsely grounded)
  • Salt – 3 tsp or as per taste
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Red chilly powder – 1.5 tsp
  • Black pepper – ½ tsp (freshly grounded)
  • Asafoetida – 2 pinch
  • Mustard oil – ½ cup
  • Vinegar – 3 tbsp

How to make Surti Papadi Pickle Recipe

Wash and dry the sem thoroughly. Remove the stalk from both ends. If you see threads on the ends of phalli, remove it as well. Now cut phalli in 1 to ¾ inch chunks.

Take 3 to 4 cups of water in a vessel and place it on flame for boiling. When water starts boiling, place the chopped sem phalli into it, cover and cook for 3 minutes. After this take them out from water.

Place Sem over a muslin cloth and dry under sunlight for 2 to 3 hours (if there is no sunlight then dry them under sunlight). When sem phalli dries up completely, place it in a big bowl. Add yellow mustard powder, fenugreek seeds powder, fennel powder, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, freshly grounded peppercorns, asafoetida, mustard oil and vinegar into it.

Cover and keep the pickle aside for 3 days and stir 1 to 2 times daily. Consume the pickle on third day. Delicious pickle is ready.


Make sure that you’re using dry and clean vessels for making pickle. Any kind of moisture and dirt can spoil the pickle. Wash container with boiling water and dry under sunlight completely. Containers can be dried in oven as well.

Use clean and dry spoon for taking out pickle from the container. With this pickles have long shelf life. 



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