Dalimbi Usal / Pavta/Valachi Amti / Valache Birdhe

Dalimbi Usal / Pavta/Valachi Amti / Valache Birdhe

By NamakShamak
  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 15 Minute
  • Cooking: 25 Minute
  • Calories:

Dalambi Usal is a classic maharashtrian curry , made primarily in coastal Maharashtra. Its Sweet ,mildly spicy and serves as a perfect curry to be eaten with hot phulkas smeared with ghee! The fresh coconut paste added to the curry adds a different taste and texture to the curry. The curry is made using Field Beans, called “Val or Pavta” in marathi.And Usal means a curry , mostly made with sprouts. In a traditional marathi family, usals or sprout curries offer a protein rich vegetarian option. These curries are very versatile..they can be made semi dry to pack tiffin lunches or made into a rich curry , with lot of spices and oil for a scrumptious dinner treat. Take the example of Misal Pav, which is a classic Matki usal,otherwise eaten with rotis,when served with farsan and hot buttered pav makes a delicious street food. For those who are new to Val , they are dried beans , that need to be soaked in water over night and then drained and kept covered in a warm place to sprout , preferably for another day.Once sprouted , they have to be peeled individually , and used for the usal. I believe, my Mom makes the best Dalimbi Usal and over the years , I have just perfected my Mom’s recipe!  



  1. Heat Oil in a kadhai and add cumin seeds and curry leaves. Once they splitter , add chopped ginger and chilly and saute for a min. Now add chopped onion and fry till translucent.
  2. At this stage , add the Beans/Val and mix. Add turmeric, red chilly powder and garam masala and salt and mix. Add 1/2 cup water and cook with covered pan on a medium flame for 5 mins. In the mean time, grind the scraped coconut with 1 tbsp water to a
  3. Add another 1/2 cup water and cover the lid of the kadhai and cook for 10-15mins , checking in between if the beans are cooked. Once the beans are cooked , add water if required to adjust the consistency of the curry and stir. Add coconut milk and si

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