Recipe Broad Beans Shrimp Paste | Shim Bharta

Broad Beans Shrimp Paste | Shim Bharta


Flat beans or shim is widely available in India during the winter season and is used in different curries in different ways. Shim bharta or flat beans paste is a traditional Bengali delicacy prepared by blanching and blending the shim and then cooking it with Bengali spices in mustard oil. Adding shrimps to this concoction adds a unique and flavour packed twist which will tingle your taste buds. Serve hot with steamed rice.


  • Shim / Flat beans - 200 gms
  • Shrimp / Choto Chingri - 200 gms
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Garlic - 10-12 cloves
  • Salt as per taste
  • Green Chillies - 3
  • Mustard oil - 3-4 tbsp
  • Nigella seeds/ Kalo jeera - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Enjoy your meal!

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