Valache Bhirde or Broad Beans Curry | How to make Valache Bhirde or Broad Beans Curry

By Sujata Hande-Parab  |  11th Mar 2018  |  
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  • Valache Bhirde or Broad Beans Curry, How to make Valache Bhirde or Broad Beans Curry
Valache Bhirde or Broad Beans Curryby Sujata Hande-Parab
  • Prep Time

    9

    Hours
  • Cook Time

    20

    mins
  • Serves

    6

    People

2

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About Valache Bhirde or Broad Beans Curry Recipe

Broad beans are also known as fava bean, faba bean, field bean, bell bean, or tic bean. In Maharashtra, it is popularly called as Val or kadve Val or Dalimbi, or Pavta. They are starchy and has a delicate flavor. They are also known as Mochai(Tamil), Patani (Thai), arapayar (Malayalam). Broad beans are used in many food preparations. Soups, curries, Pulao etc.

Valache Bhirde or Broad Beans Curry

Ingredients to make Valache Bhirde or Broad Beans Curry

  • Broad Beans or Pavta or Val or Fava beans– 1 ¼ cup (Soaked overnight or sprouted)
  • salt to taste
  • Warm water – 2 – 3 cups
  • tamarind paste – ¼ - ½ tsp or kokum pieces - 2
  • sugar a small pinch
  • For tempering - cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • onion finely chopped – 1 medium
  • asafoetida – ½ tsp
  • turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala or goda masala – 1 tsp
  • coriander powder – ½ tsp
  • cumin Powder – ½ tsp
  • tomato finely chopped – 1 medium
  • oil – ½ tbsp

How to make Valache Bhirde or Broad Beans Curry

  1. Soak broad Beans or val or pavta in water overnight or use sprouted which is easily available in market. Or do it at home. soak broad beans and drain the Water. Hang soaked beans in a moist cloth for 10-12 hours or till you see the sprouts
  2. Blend coconut, ginger, garlic, coriander leaves into a fine paste. Keep aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan.
  4. Add mustard and cumin seeds. Let it splutter.
  5. Add finely chopped onion. Cook till translucent
  6. Add asafoetida, Turmeric, garam masala or goda masala, red chili powder, coriander and cumin powder, salt, sugar. Mix and cook for 12-15 seconds.
  7. Add finely chopped tomatoes. Cook till it softens.
  8. Add prepared paste once tomatoes cooked properly. Sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Add warm water. Stir it. Add broad beans or val. Gently mix.
  10. Close and cook or 8-10 minutes on low medium flame or until beans soften. Don’t overcook.
  11. Add tamarind paste. Stir gently.
  12. Adjust the consistency. Turn the gas off.
  13. Serve hot with chapati or steamed rice.

My Tip:

Don’t overcook broad beans.

Reviews for Valache Bhirde or Broad Beans Curry (1)

Hema Mallik6 months ago

Yummilicious.
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