Valeche Bhirda

A traditional Maharashtrian dish – mainly cooked during special occasions. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Valeche Bhirda

Main Ingredients Sprouted field beans (vaal), Scraped coconut
Cuisine Maharashtrian
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 6-10 minutes
Cook time 21-25 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Tangy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Valeche Bhirda

  • 2 cups Sprouted field beans (vaal)
  • ¾ cup Scraped coconut fresh
  • 2 medium Onions roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin seeds
  • 2-3 Garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 1 teaspoon Jaggery (gur) grated
  • 4-5 kokum pieces
  • to taste Salt
  • for garnishing Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped


  1. Grind together coconut, 1 onion, 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, garlic and sufficient water to a smooth paste.
  2. Put field beans in a bowl, add ground paste, remaining onions, coriander power, red chilli powder, and turmeric powder and mix well.
  3. Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add remaining cumin seeds and asafoetida. Reduce heat and add field bean mixture and mix well.
  4. Add 4 cups water. Cover and cook on medium heat for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Add jaggery, kokum and salt and mix well. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.