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Sem ki sabji Recipe | How to Make aloo sem sabji

This is a super easy and tasty sem ki sabji recipe. It is often cooked along with potatoes just like many other Indian vegetables. Try this easy recipe.
Course Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine Indian, North Indian | Uttar Pradesh | Punjabi
Keyword sem aloo, sem ki sabji, sem ki sabji recipe
recipe sem aloo, sem ki sabji
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 71kcal


  • 2 cup sem chopped
  • 1 potato peeled and cubed
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 pinch asafetida
  • 1 tsp. amchur powder dried mango powder
  • 1 tsp. garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp. coriander powder
  • 1 tsp. cayenne or red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp. turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and asafetida. Cook till cumin seeds sputter.
  • Add turmeric powder to the oil and then add chopped sem along with potatoes. Mix well.
  • Add coriander powder, cayenne and salt and mix well.
  • Cook covered for about 15-20 minutes on low flame till the veggies are cooked.
  • Open the pan and stir the veggies once every 5-7 minutes.
  • The veggies cook in their own steam and you should not need to add any water.
  • Once almost cooked, add garam masala and amchur powder. Mix well and taste to adjust seasoning.
  • Your sem aloo is ready to serve. Enjoy it with rotis or parathas.


This is a vegan recipe.
You can use two chopped tomatoes in place of amchur powder. Just add the chopped tomatoes to the cumin and asafetida. Cook covered till mushy. And then add turmeric powder, sem and aloo to the mix.
You can skip potatoes if you so like.
This is a tasty vegetable stir fry that is a perfect side to a healthy meal when coupled with dal and rotis or rice.


Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 367mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1417IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 3mg