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!