Monday, June 28, 2010

Laal Vaal nu shaak

Laal Vaals are considered a delicacy in the South Gujarat area. Here's one way of preparing them.

Laal vaal nu Shaak
Gujarati Red Beans Stir Fry
1 cup laal vaal from south Gujarat
salt to taste
2 tsp coriander-cumin seeds powder

Grind to paste
1" ginger, peeled
3 cloves, garlic

1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1/4 tsp ajmo/ajwain/Thym seeds
2-3 green chilies, chopped

Suggested Accompaniment
Rice Bhakri

0. Soak laal vaal overnight. Next morning, wash and drain the beans.
1. Heat oil in a pressure pan. Add the ingredients for tempering.
2. As they sizzle, add ground paste. Fry for 2 minutes.
3. Add drained beans, coriander-cumin seed powder and 1/2 cup water.
4. Pressure cook for 3 whistles.
5. Add salt. Simmer till all the water evaporates.

1. The vaals need to be very fresh so you do not need to peel off the peels. If they are old, you may need to peel them off.


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