Vaalache Birde ( Bitter Field Beans)

Updated: Jul 16, 2020

Valache Birde is a very famous Maharastrian dish. This is typical CKP bean gravy prepared with bitter field beans (kadave vaal). It tastes extremely delicious & aromatic.


200 gms sprouted vaal

1 large chopped onion

3-4 garlic flakes

1/4 tsp turmeric

1 tsp red chilly powder

1/2 cumin seeds

1 tsp cumin + coriander powder

1/2 cup fresh grated coconut

2 tbsp oil

1 tbsp tamarind paste

1 inch jaggery

Salt to taste


Soak vaal overnight & then sprout it for 6-7 hours. Do not bring long sprouts as they vaal would not get cooked properly

Grind coconut & cumin & keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan. Add crushed garlic flakes & let it brown. Then add onions & saute till translucent. Add turmeric, red chilly, coriander + cumin powder & mix well. Now mix the sprouted vaal.

Add tamarind paste, jaggery & salt. Mix the coconut & cumin paste in it. Add some water till the sprouts are just soaked. Take care not to make it too watery.

Transfer this into a pan which fits in cooker. After the whistle, reduce the flame & cook for 5-6 minutes. Turn off the heat. Vaalache Birde is ready.Water can be added if required. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Aromatic vaalache birde is ready. Serve with chapati or rice.

Tip : Do not cook longer after the whistle else the vaal will be overcooked & mushy.

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