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Valachi usal is a curry prepared with the “Val” pulses or more generally known as the Broad Bean/Fava Bean/Field Bean cooked in spicy Malvani style masala gravy.

Valachi usal is a simple yet delicious curry prepared with Vaal”, pulses or commonly known as the Broad Bean/Fava Bean/Field Bean cooked... Read More..

About Recipe

Beans koora, Beans Kuzhambu, Beans torkari

How to make VALACHI USAL

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Prep time
10 mins
Cook time
25 mins
Total time
35 mins
VALACHI USAL
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Field Beans
Servings : 4 persons
Published date : February 26, 2019


Ingredients used in VALACHI USAL
• Turmeric powder - 1/4 tea spoon.
• Garlic cloves (crushed) - 1 tea spoon.
• Green chilies (crushed) - 1 tea spoon.
• Hing (asafoetida) - pinch.
• Salt - to taste.
• Onions (sliced) - 1 number.
• Curry leaves - 1 spring.
• Cumin seeds - 1/2 tea spoon.
• Mustard seeds - 1/2 tea spoon.
• Oil - 2 tablespoons.
• Field beans (dalimbi/ kadwe vaal/ surti vaal) - 250 grams.
• Red chilli powder - 1/2 tea spoon.
• Malvani masala dry powder - 1 tea spoon.
• Grated coconut - 1 tablespoon.
• Coriander leaves (chopped) - 1 tablespoon.
Method:
  • Overnight soak the vaal or field beans in water, next day, drain the water and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and when it gets hot, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, sliced onions and salt.
  • Add hing, crushed green chillies, garlic, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and Malvani masala powder.
  • Add vaal or field beans (soaked overnight in water) and mix thoroughly.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and cook for around 15 minutes on a slow flame or until the vaal is tender and soft.
  • Once the vaal is tender, add finely grated coconut and mix well.
  • Sprinkle coriander leaves on the top and switch off the flame.





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Valachi usal is a simple yet delicious curry prepared with Vaal”, pulses or commonly known as the Broad Bean/Fava Bean/Field Bean cooked in spicy Malvani style masala gravy. This is a very popular Malvani dish cooked by most vegetarians in the state of Maharashtra. Usal is a spicy curry generally made with sprouted beans which include matki, green moong, red chavli, vatana, black eye peas, whole green or white peas etc.

Valachi Usal

These beans are soaked in water overnight sprouted before they are cooked and then added to spicy and delectable thick gravy. It’s an amazing dish, very simple to cook and a very wholesome food which can be delicious and addictive. Usal is a typical Maharashtrian standard style of bhaaji. Vaal is dried beans and called by various names such as Field beans, Lima beans or Butter beans. When cooked, it is starchy and has a buttery texture.

Vaal has very delicate flavours and complements a variety of dishes. The dried beans are available in various shapes and sizes. They are generally oval shaped, creamish in colour. It is a very versatile ingredient and popularly used in Maharashtrian, Gujarati and Parsi cuisines. Some of the appetizing and yummy dishes made with Vaal or field beans are Vaal Ni Dal No Pulav, Vala chi Birda, Padval Dalimbi baaji, Dalimbi Bhaat, Doodhi Valachi baaji and many more. Vaal is widely used in East Indian cooking. The vaal on cooking, acquires a strong, nutty aroma and the taste becomes creamy and smooth.

Traditionally vaal is sprouted and cooked which enhances the flavour and makes the skin soft as the outer skin is usually thick and chewy. Sprouted beans/ Vaal are an incredible and nourishing addition to soups and salads. Vaal is low in calories and fat. It has a rich source of dietary fibres, phosphorous, potassium, vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin B1 and Iron.

It also has high concentrations of an amino acid known as L-dopa (dopamine), which works as a neurotransmitter in the brain. Malvani Masala is a popular spice mix powder from the Malvani cuisine that is added in most of their vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies. Malvani masala owes its origin from the Malvan Region in Maharashtrian.

These masalas are widely used for the proportion of the non-veg dishes and also for coconut based dishes. This spice mix is aromatic and imparts an alluring colour and luscious taste to the dish.  Malvani masala is generally made with an amazing list of wonderful spices which includes the Chillies, Coriander seeds, Cassia, Black Pepper, Cloves, Cinnamon, Turmeric, Black Cardamom, Stone-flower, Mace, Nagkeshar, Triphala, Star Anise, Aniseeds, Mustard seeds, Fenugreek seeds, and Salt. Fresh Coconut and peanuts are the other two vital ingredients from the Maharashtrian cuisine that are extensively used in cooking and as an embellishment.

Tamarind or Kokum and Jaggery are also used in most vegetables or lentils that help in acquiring a sweet and sour flavour while the Malvani masala or Goda masala (special mixture of spices) is added to make the food spicy. All vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes or curries of Maharashtra cuisine are eaten with boiled rice, bhakris or soft rotis either made of rice or whole wheat flour. For preparing the Valachi Usal, firstly overnight soak the vaal or field beans in water. Next day, drain the water and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan and when it gets hot, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, sliced onions and salt.

Add ing, crushed green chillies, garlic, turmeric, red chilli powder and Malvani masala powder. Add vaal or field beans (soaked overnight in water) and mix thoroughly. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for around 15 minutes on slow flame or until the vaal is tender and soft. Once the vaal is tender, add finely grated coconut and mix well. Sprinkle coriander leaves on the top and switch off the flame. Serve hot with roti, chapatti or bhakri.

Tip: Generally the dried beans are germinated by soaking them for about 12 hours in water and then wrapping them up in a moist muslin cloth till they sprout. The sprouted beans are then shelled and cooked in a spicy curry. Do try this recipe and enjoy its flavours and nutritional benefits. Click on the below link to view the making of this wonderful and delicious recipe:

https://www.vahrehvah.com/valachi-usal

Valachi Usal is also known as Dalimbi Usal in some parts of Maharashtra. Val beans have exceptional nutritional values. They are highly recommended as they are rich in nutrients like proteins and fibre that help aid in digestion and prevent from dreadful diseases like diabetes and heart diseases. To sum this up, sprouted beans is stomach filling and a healthy and nutritious dish that can be added to your diet in every day meal.

Enjoy Cooking!



 

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Anju zanzibarwala Posted on Sat Sep 15 2012

Hey Sanjayji how r u great recipe. thanx. can u suggest me how to make kolhapuri misal masala & pavbhaji masala?

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Shweta Todankar Posted on Thu Mar 05 2015

Add finely chopped tomato too.... which gives tangi flavour to this usal...?

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