(Birda) Dalimbyanchi Usal

Read this recipe in Marathi
2 to 3 Persons

1/2 cup val beans ( approx 1 1/2 cup sprouted val beans)
3/4 cup finely chopped onion
9-10 peppercorns,crushed
7-8 medium garlic cloves,crushed
1/2 cup fresh grated coconut
1 tspn red chilly powder
1/2 tspn turmeric powder
1 tbspn jaggery,grated
3 kokum/ 1/2 tspn tamarind pulp
salt to taste
2 tbspn oil

Preparation: Soak val beans in the water for 10-12 hours. Drain and keep them in a strainer for 18-20 hours. Keep them in a warm place or till they have 3/4" long sprouts. Now put all the sprouted val beans in the water for 1/2 and hour so that the upper skin will float. Remove that skin from all the beans.

1. Heat oil in a wok. Add crushed or roughly chopped garlic cloves. Add chopped onion when garlic turns golden brown. Stir onion till translucent. Add crushed peppercorns.
2. Add sprouted val beans and stir. Add 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 cup of water. Cover wok with a tight lid and let it cook for 25-30 minutes or till completely cooked.
3. Add turmeric powder,red chilly powder,fresh grated coconut and salt. Cook gravy for another 3-4 minutes.
4. Add grated jaggery and kokum. Cover wok with a lid and let it cook for 7-8 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with chapati.


  1. once i have tasted this with green peas.. very tasty looking dish.

  2. hey geetha, never heard about this combo before but it sounds quite interesting

  3. thats my favourite. wanted the recipe. sounds simple. will try asap. thank you.


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