Sem Aloo aur Sua ki sabzi (Lima Green Beans and Dill leaves fry)
This recipe reminds me of a story of a small boy from my Hindi textbook in school. The boy had a Sem or Lima beans plant in his backyard. The story was how he used to get annoyed when his neighbours, relatives and even friends would come to his house and ask for sem phalli…a vegetable he never wanted to taste. Then one day he heard his parents discussing that they would leave their house and move to city as his father got a very good job. That was the day, he cried under the sem phalli tree because he would miss his days playing under its shade.
We often realize the value of a thing when it is gone. Coming to this particular recipe, the secret agent is definitely the sua saag or dill leaves which has a very unique flavor. Adding garlic and use of mustard oil raises the spiciness level. You can add chilies as per your taste and enjoy this simple winter side dish with Chappati or Rice and dal.