Simba Manji Besara is a typical Odia dish made by cooking broad beans with local vegetables and spices. It has strong flavours of mustard blending well with creamy beans.
- 1 cup Simba / Sem seeds / Beans
- 2 Drumstick, cleaned and cut into 2 inch long pieces
- 1 Brinjal, large and chopped
- 1 Potato, large and chopped
- 2 Arbi, cleaned and cut into pieces
- 2 Tomato, chopped
- 5 Garlic cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon Red chilly powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
- Salt as per taste
- 1/2 teaspoon Rice flour
- 1 piece Ambul (dried mango piece) or amchur
- Roast Broad beans. Then soak in water for an hour.
- Grind mustard seeds, cumin seeds, garlic, tomato and rice flour along with little water to fine paste. Keep aside.
- Pressure cook beans for 2-3 whistles with sufficient water. Allow to cool. Strain beans and keep aside.
- Heat oil. Splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Saute
- Add beans, turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Mix well.
- Add mustard paste. Mix well. Add 2-3 cups water.
- Bring to boil and then add other vegetables - potato, brinjal, and arbi. Cover and cook till all vegetables are cooked.
- Now add drumbsticks and dried mango piece.
- Add salt. Mix well. Cover and cook for 5-10 minutes on low flame.
- Serve Simba manji besara hot along with rice.