Monday, January 17, 2011

Valachi Usal

Valachi usal is another Maharashtrian recipe. Kadwe Val (field beans) is very nutritious and provides protien, calcium and folic acid. It is mainly made in the costal areas of Maharashtra. That's why it contains lots of coconut and use of Kokum. You can have this usal with chapati, bhakri, or with rice. It is also call Dalimbi Usal in some part of Maharashtra.


Kadwe Val (field beans) - 1 cup

Chilli powder - 1-2 teaspoon

Goda Masala - 1 teaspoon (optional)

Grated coconut - 1/2 cup

Chopped Coriander - 2-3 teaspoon

Curry leaves - 7-8

Kokum - 2-3

Jaggery - 1 teaspoon

Salt to taste

For Tempering

Oil - 1 tablespoon

Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon

Cumin seeds - 1/4 teaspoon

Asafetida - a pinch

Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon


Wash and soak Val in 4 cups of water for overnight.  Then drain the water and take a muslin cloth and put val in that. Tie a very tight knot of that cloth and keep it in a warm place for another 8-10 hours.
After this we will get sprouted val. Now take lukewarm water and soak sprouted val into it for 20-30 minutes. Then remove the skin of each val very neatly and keep the val aside. In coastal area, ladies used to do this process very fast, they remove the skin of around 1 kg val in 10-15 minutes.
Now heat oil in kadai and make tempering of given ingredients. Then add curry leaves. Now add peeled val, chilli powder, goda masala, kokum, mix it. Add 1 cup of water. Cover the kadai and cook it for 7-8 minutes. Then add jaggery and salt. Cover and cook for some more or till val gets cooked propery. Don't overcook it as val is very delicate. When it's done add coconut and chopped coriander and mix it wel. Valchi or Dalimbi usal is ready.


Priti said...

New for me and looks gud

Pushpa said...

Nutritious and yummy dish.

Padhu said...

Love to try this but goda masala and kokum is new to me

Priya said...

Very interesting and new dish for me..

Khaugiri said...

@Padhu - Details of kokum you can find here

And recipe of goda Masala

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

very interesting and healthy recipe...luks delicious...

Pari said...

Love this usal, it's been ages I had this and we do not get them in this part of the country.


Hamaree Rasoi said...

Usal looks awesomely delicious.
Hamaree Rasoi

Smitha said...

looks absolutely delicious...get me some rotis...

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Rachana said...

Usal looks very delicious! Valachi usal is a favorite at my place.

aipi said...

That sounds very authentic n nice..thanks for sharing :)

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