Baigan,Saim ke beej aur mooli ki sabzi

Baingan, saim ke beej aur mooli ki sabzi

Baingan, Saim ke beej aur Mooli ki sabji (mix vegetable of brinjal, seeds of flattened beans and radish) might sound a little different combo of veggies but trust me, this combo rocks! Baingan, Saim ke beej aur Mooli ki sabzi is completely my mother’s invention. Whenever we used to get bored during winters, she used to prepare this three mixed vegetables combo.

The best part was that all three vegetables used to be from our kitchen garden. Whenever we used to pluck beans from the vines, there were always some extra beans which had big ripened seeds. These beans couldn’t be used for normal Flattened beans with potatoesย  sabzi – so my mother used the bean seeds with radish and brinjal and an excellentย  mixed sabzi was invented!

Though this sabzi can be prepared without onions too, but If you are not against using onions then I would strongly suggest you to add them. Onions enhance the flavour significantly!

Baingan, Saim ke Beej aur Mooli ki sabzi


Seeds of flattened beans 100 gms
Brinjal (small size) 4
Radish (medium size) 2
Green chilies, chopped 3-4
Onion (big size) 1
Oil 5 tbsp
Small mustard seeds (rai) 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds (jeera) 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida (hing) , a pinch
Coriander powder 2 tbsp
Red chili powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Water 4 tbsp


Take out the seeds from ripened flattened beans. Peel and cut radish into small pieces and wash both of them.

Saim ke beej

Saim ke beej aur mooli

Chop onion and roast it in a wok with 1 tbsp oil till they are brown in colour. Keep them separate.

Heat 4 tbsp oil in the wok and crackle hing, rai and jeera. Add seeds of flattened beans, radish and chopped brinjals. Always cut brinjal just before adding in the wok. if we cut brinjal beforehand with other vegetables, they start turning black and their taste changes.

Add rest of the spices along with chopped green chilies followed by two tbsp water.

Mix everything well, cover the pan and let the sabzi cook on sim heat till all three veggies turn soft.

In between, keep turning them upside-down for even cooking and if you feel that sabzi is sticking to the bottom, add 2 tbsp more water and cover it.

Baingan, saim ke beej aur Mooli ki sabzi is ready!

When sabzi is cooked completely, add roasted onions and serve with roti, parathe or as a side dish to rice.

Baigan,Saim ke beej aur Mooli ki sabzi



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Deeksha Pathak

I like reading, watching movies, listening to music, doing some art and craft, cooking, baking and exploring new ideas. Baking is my new passion!!

86 thoughts on “Baingan, saim ke beej aur mooli ki sabzi

    1. Thanks a bunch Radhika ๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜บ๏ธ
      When we used to pull out carrots and radishes, it used to be a challenge to take out them without breaking in one piece. It was so much fun and clean pesticide free vegetables!!

  1. A wonderful way to honour your mum by sharing this. Baingan, Saim ke beej aur Mooli ki sabji sounds yum and perfect for the colder months rolling in!

    Caz xx

    1. Caz, thank you so much for your kind wordsโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿค—
      Yes, winter brings vegetables in abundance and we can mix them as per our taste buds ๐Ÿ˜Š

  2. Intriguing combo! We love saim ke beej. My mother used to let many of the beans ripen on the vine, and then store them in tins. Soak overnight and use in sambaar, subzis and even just boiled and salted.
    Bachpan ki yaadein taaza kar di aapne, Deeksha! โค

    1. Jaya, thank you very much ๐Ÿค—
      Bachpan ki to baat hi niraali thee. Aapne aur hamne jo khel khele hai, apne bachho ne to unke naam bhee nahi sune hoge๐Ÿ˜‡

      I loved your mom’s idea of preparing them only as salted. We can preserve them and later can be added in any dish.

  3. Sounds interesting indeed. Not a combination I would have thought off, but that makes it more interesting. I hope we will soon be able to buy radishes, they are seasonal here. I love them, strong in taste, surely good together with the eggplant and beans.
    I may have found a source for green chilis, yay!

    1. That’s wonderful, yayyy!!
      Yes, combo is unusual, but during winter veggies are in abundance so we can always try to mix our choice of vegetables. Some people (like my husband) don’t have taste for flattened beans seeds so only radish and brinjal together tastes very nice. Be little bold with green chillies and it tastes wonderful.

  4. You have to be fair and the truth is that just by looking at the photo, this sabzi looks exquisite. Surely after trying it, we are going to bless your mother for having bequeathed the recipe to you.
    The step by step of the recipe is great not to fail.
    This weekend I’m going to have great fun in the kitchen. I have already set aside the bottle of wine for when I am preparing it.
    That they are well at home
    A big hug.
    Manuel Angel

    1. Many many thanks Mac for your kind words โ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ
      Kitchen is always fun if we are in good frame of mind to create dishes and a wonderful drink to accompany the meal.
      Stay safe, healthy and enjoy Sunday.

      1. I hope you are enjoying your Sundays in the kitchen Mac. Following recipes is just a process but when we pour our heart and passion with the ingredients, any dish just comes out wonderful!!!

  5. I love this recipe.. Deeksha. Iโ€™m not a fan of vegetables..( I guess no teen is๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ ) but this recipe, oh Iโ€™m gonna try it! Can I ask you for a favour to post some recipes on Indian classic sweets. Like something special for Diwali. I m planning ahead to think and make a thaali for everyone on that special day…โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ

  6. An interesting and very flavorful sounding dish. Asafoetida is a spice not native to our area, but it can be ordered online. I vividly remember the first time I was around raw Asafoetida. It was during my first trip to India some years ago It doesn’t smell so good before it goes into the oil as I recall. Great tutorial…

    1. Ron, thank you very much โ˜บ๏ธand very sorry for late responding.
      Yes, asafoetida tastes good only when mixed with other ingredients in a very small quantity. Though we use it raw also in curd based raita. You will be surprised that in India we use it in our daily food preparation yet it is not grown here. Mostly it is imported from Afghanistan. Now recently trials are under process for growing it in India.

  7. I love this recipe.. Deeksha. Iโ€™m not a fan of vegetables..( I guess no teen is๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ ) but this recipe, oh Iโ€™m gonna try it! Can I ask you for a favour to post some recipes on Indian classic sweets. Like something special for Diwali. I m planning ahead to think and make a thaali for everyone on that special dayโ€ฆโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ

    1. Hi Aarushi, somehow I feel you love to have anything else other than daal sabzi roti ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜
      This year we are not celebrating deepawali due to personal reasons,so wouldn’t be able to post sweet recipes. But still there are a few sweets and savoury things you can use for your deepawali thaali. You can check Seven Cups Burfi, Rasgulla, Rasmalai Murrukku, Layered papdi or Namakpara.
      Probably I might post a few very simple sweets posts also but can’t be sure, very sorry this time.

      1. I do…๐Ÿคฃbut I hope everything is okay at your end everything is safe. But thanks for helping me out and burfi, rasmalai and rasgulla were already on the list. My mom is making namak paara and she told me to choose something else๐Ÿ™‚… I really appreciate you helping me out and itโ€™s absolutely no issues so donโ€™t be sorry. Iโ€™m sure it must be something important.๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ

    1. Stella, it is so good to hear from you today ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ
      Today finally I am relieved!! I had come in contact with one of my friend who was tested postive. I was very much scared, so was just sitting in the house praying for these 15 days to get over. As it is believed that virus can come within 15 days. Probably I was too scared this time so didn’t feel like doing anything else. Today 15 days are over and I can’t tell you how much I am grateful to God.

      I am so glad that you liked bhaajiโ˜บ๏ธDid you add lots of butter in it. Butter turns it really wonderful. It is very much popular street food in Northern India and during winter nights in food streets all you can smell butter, butter and butter๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

      1. Good to hear that you are safe! <3 <3 <3
        Don't be scared too much, fear weakens the immune system, because it stimulates the production of stress hormones. Of course we have to be "reasonable", but the best we can do is strengthen our own immune system with positive thoughts and good, healthy food like yours. ๐Ÿ™‚

        I love the Bhaaji, vegetables pure and spices. My husband was not as enthusiastic as I, so there is a bit left. I will warm it up for me, when I get hungry late in the evening. It is a perfect midnight snack … with lots of butter … ๐Ÿ™‚
        My husband and I send you all lots of love from Denmark

      2. So true Stella, fear weakens us completely. Except regular household work I was only binge watching TV series whole day, probably was trying to shut down myself from everything.
        Regularly we are doing steam, taking turmeric, warm water and no outside food at all. Trying our best to be safe.

        You wouldn’t believe Stella today morning only I was thinking of preparing pav-bhaaji but unfortunately my OTG is not working and because of Corona, service center is not able to get parts.
        Manish is salivating when I told him that you are enjoying buttery midnight snack๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹
        Lots and lots of hugs to wonderful couple friends ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•

      3. I had a period like that in summer, couldn’t see any point in doing anything much. These times are difficult.
        Today I won’t need a midnight snack. We had guests and ate a lot. I will also go to bed earlier today, we talked so much, and now I am tired. We had a couple from Copenhagen visiting. We saw them last in June last year.
        I presume Manish is feeling better, when he can salivate over buttery midnight snacks … ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€ Good night for now, deary!

      4. Oh my god Deeksha… while reading that my face turned pale to mention. Iโ€™m so glad youโ€™re okay…. and Iโ€™m really sorry for your friend๐Ÿ™
        Anyway I just had to let you know that you are one of the sweetest people I have met online with my blogging that I just started..( i think you know rite ๐Ÿ˜„)
        You have been very supportive for my blog since the time I commented on the laddoo post if you remember. Our first meeting was thereโค๏ธโค๏ธ. I said that I was making burfis and pedas while you said that you could pack your lunch bag at that age๐Ÿ˜Š( I hope you remember)
        Just a quick question tho, because of the quarantine, you didnโ€™t post any recipe? I was starting to wonder if things were alright..

      5. Good morning dear Aarushi, I remember everything โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•
        I am amazed the way your age group bloggers are so mature and blog so well.
        I was absolutely fine but was just not in the mood to cook other than regular meals.
        Many many thanks for your concern and kind words . Glad to meet you through blogging.
        Keep cooking, baking blogging, studying and stay safe and healthy.

      6. Aww. Good morning to you too. Thank you. I just try to do my best๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚
        Oh ok.. thatโ€™s absolutely no problem..
        You are completely right. Thatโ€™s literally what I do all day.
        Attend classes and study then make something and then blog it.โ˜บ๏ธ
        You stay healthy tooโค๏ธ

  8. Thank You for coming into My Blog and Reading, Liking and Appreciating My Articles. I saw how you started and You have come a long way. Will visit and see all your food as I do Love Indian food too. Especially Iddly and some other stuff. I am from Sri Lanka now settled down in Australia with my two sons. Until then Good Night from Brisbane Australia. Many Blessings and Namaste from me ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Deepa, Namaste from Bangalore๐Ÿ˜Š glad to meet you at this platform and feelings are completely mutual.
      Thank you very much for going through the blog and posts. Master chef Australia is our favorite food show. I believe food has reduced the boundaries of different nations. People are more broad minded now. Though at the same time spiritual guidance is equally important to guide our spirits at the right direction.
      You take care of yourself very well and stay safe. We will sure be in touch.

  9. yum yum! I am hungry now!

    Deeksha, I am home… I am in my hometown now. it is much easier to fine the spices you mentioned in my hometown. I can’t wait to cook for my parents!

  10. Just greetings from Denmark hoping all is well with you and your family!

    I have found moong beans and made the pancakes. We love them! I wish I could talk to you, as this is a longer, and funny story … ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Good morning Stella,
      Everything is absolutely fine…just no interest to indulge in anything. Yesterday finally my OTG got repaired after one and a half months efforts. Probably this will motivate to bounce back.
      So glad to hear that finally you got moong beans! Would love to hear your story ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜
      Are you on Facebook? Through messenger we can connect!

      1. Oh.. I can totally understand that. My sister and I just cleaned out the room yesterday.. and my mom is carrying out cleaning for the rest of the house.๐Ÿ˜€

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