Val Papdi Bhaji Recipe - Goan Style Flat Beans Dry Sabzi

Val Papdi Bhaji Recipe, a simple sabzi of flat beans which is made in every Goan household. Simple to make and delicious to eat, it can also be packed in your Lunch Box.

Nithya Anantham
Val Papdi Bhaji Recipe - Goan Style Flat Beans Dry Sabzi
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Flat Beans are known as Val Papdi in the Maharashtra - Goa region, and is quite popular in this region. Val Papdi is the most looked down vegetable, however is packed with whole lot of nutrients. It takes care of our daily calcium, iron and magnesium even if we include a small quantity in our diets regularly.

This Val Papdi is a Goan adaptation and mad with simple ingredients. The Val papdi is first cooked in simple tadka of curry leaves and mustard, later finished with a coconut, garlic, tamarind mixture which adds a wonderful flavour to the dish.

Serve the Val Papdi Bhaji Recipe (Goan Style Flat Beans Dry Sabzi) along with Phulkas, Smoked Dal Makhani Dhaba Style Recipe and Chickpea And Peanut Salad Recipe for a weeknight dinner.

If you like this recipe, try more Dry Sabzi recipes that you can make for your everyday meals:

  1. Aavryachi Bhaji/Avarakkai Poriyal Recipe (Broad Beans Stir Fry)
  2. Kelyachi Bhaji Recipe (Raw Banana Stir Fry)
  3. Bhogichi Bhaji Recipe (Maharashtrian Mixed Vegetable Stir Fry)

Cuisine: Goan Recipes
Course: Side Dish
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

30 M

Makes:

4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 400 grams Flat Green Beans , cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 2 Dry red chillies
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 2 teaspoons Cooking oil
  • Salt , to taste
  • Ingredients to be ground 
  • 3 tablespoons Fresh coconut
  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Tamarind Paste

How to make Val Papdi Bhaji Recipe - Goan Style Flat Beans Dry Sabzi

  1. To begin making the Val Papdi Bhaji Recipe (Goan Style Flat Beans Dry Sabzi), make a coarse mix of the grated coconut, garlic and tamarind extract using a mixer grinder and keep aside.

  2. Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, dry red chillies and let it crackle on medium low heat. Add the curry leaves, once mustard crackles and let the curry leaves splutter.

  3. Add in the flat beans, turmeric powder, season with salt and mix well. Close it with a lid and let the beans cook in its own steam for 10 minutes.

  4. Once the beans are cooked to 3/4th, add in the course ground coconut mixture and mix well.

  5. Cook the beans and coconut mix till the raw garlic smell goes away and the sabzi becomes dry. Occasionally keep stirring. Once done, switch off the heat and serve.

  6. Serve the Val Papdi Bhaji Recipe (Goan Style Flat Beans Dry Sabzi) along with PhulkasSmoked Dal Makhani Dhaba Style Recipe and Chickpea And Peanut Salad Recipe for a weeknight dinner.

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