Butter Bean Curry (Vaal Nu Shaak), Gujarati Vaal Nu Shaak
Recipe type: Main, Curry
Cuisine: Gujarati
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Serves: 2
Butter Bean Curry (Vaal nu shaak) - A tasty Indian curry of lima beans / butter beans / vaal cooked in onion tomato gravy.
  • Butter beans: 1 cup, soaked in water
  • Onion: 1 cup, chopped
  • Tomato: 1 cup, chopped
  • Oil:1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds:1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds:1 tsp
  • Green chili: 1 tsp, finely chopped
  • Garlic:1/2 tsp, paste
  • Ginger:1/2 tsp, finely chopped
  • Red chili powder:1 tsp
  • Coriander powder:1 tsp
  • Garam masala: 1/2 tsp
  • Cloves & cinnamon powder:1/2 tsp, optional
  • Asafeotida (hing): 1/4 tsp
  • Salt: to taste
  1. Rise the butter beans and soak them in water for 8 hours or over night.
  2. Boil the butter beans in the pressure cooker for about 25 mins. Start the tempering process to reduce the cooking time.
  3. In a pan heat oil and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and let it temper.
  4. Add asafeotida, green chili, ginger , garlic and cook fro about a min.
  5. Now add the onion and saute for about 3 mins to remove the rawness of the onion.
  6. Add the tomato and then cook for about 4 mins. Stir it.
  7. Once the tomato and onion cook it is time to add all the masalas: red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala, cloves and cinnamon stick powder and salt to taste mix everything well and cook for about 3 mins so the the masala will blend well with tomato and onion.
  8. Add a cup of water and also the boiled beans and stir it and cook for about 5 mins till all ingredients blends in curry.
  9. Serve the vaal ki sabzi hot with roti, chappthi, paratha.
Recipe by WeRecipes at https://werecipes.com/butter-bean-curry-gujarati-vaal-nu-shaak/