Val ani Shenga bhaji (Field beans and Drumstick gravy)

This week I visited my hometown in Maharashtra where I got the authentic recipe.

Val ani Shenga bhaji  is a Maharastrian Cuisine made of Field beans and Drumstick. This recipe is given by Mrs. Saroj Patil who is a working professional, house wife and a wonderful cook.

Ingredients:

  • Val/Field beans (2 cups, soaked and skin removed)
  • Drumstick (1, long cut)
  • Onion (chopped, 1 cup)
  • Coriander leaves (chopped, for garnish)
  • Curry leaves (few)
  • Coconut grated (1/2 cup, for garnish)
  • Garlic (crushed, 4 bulbs)
  • Garam Masala( 1 tsp)
  • Tomatoes (1 cup)
  • Mustard seeds (1/2 tsp)
  • Asafotida powder(a pinch)
  • Salt per taste
  • Turmeric powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Red chilly powder (1 & 1/2 tsp)
  • Oil (2 tbsp)

Method:

  1. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan, add asafotida powder, mustard seeds, curry leaves, onion and saute till onion turns golden brown.
  2. Add chopped tomato, salt, turmeric powder, chilly powder, garam masala and saute well.
  3. Add drumstick and field beans to the masala and mix well.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of water and bring it to boil and cook them for 20 minutes.
  5. Garnish with coriander leaves and grated coconut.

Val ani Shenga bhaji is ready to be served hot with chapati or steamed rice.

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