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Shimi ka Achar (String bean pickle)

shimi achar

Pickles add spice to your food. Shimi ka Achar is also known as string bean pickle. This is one of the favourite of the people of Sikkim. It is prepared from string bean and sesame seeds. It is yummy to have it with Sel roti. The ingredients and method of preparation is given so that you can make it at home.


  • - String bean (Shimi): 1/2 Kg
  • - Sesame seeds (Til): 100 gm
  • - Green chili, sliced: 6-7
  • - Salt: 1 Teaspoon
  • - Lemon juice: 1 Teaspoon


  • - First wash the string beans and then cut it into thin slanting slices. Boil the beans for five minutes and strain it.
  • - Next, roast the Til for three minutes and then grind it to make a thick paste.
  • - Heat the oil, fry few sliced green chilies. Pour these fried chilis over the beans. Add the paste of Til to it along with lemon and salt. Mix them well.
  • - Ignite your taste buds with this ready to eat Shimi ka Achar.
  • - For a good meal serve it with Sel roti.