Val Bhaji/Valachi Usal/Butter bean in roasted Coconut gravy

Val/Butter bean is my favourite Sprout.I simply love its taste.The roasted masala is ground to a paste and cooked with spices along with this val/butter bean.It goes well with chapati/roti/bhakri .I love to have this with rice bhakri which we call handbreads/rotis.
vaalchi usal /vaal in roasted coconut gravy

2 cups sprouted val/butter beans
3-4 tbsp scraped dry coconut/khobra
2 med onions slices
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp malwani masala/red chilli powder/bottle masala
goda masala/garam masala powder 1/2tsp
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1/4 tsp turmeric powder


  • Soak about 1 cup Val in water overnight next morning drain all the water and tie the Val in a muslin cloth and keep it hanging in one corner for 12-24 hrs .I have only kept for 12 hours since i do no like it more sprouted.
  • Dry roast the coconut and cumin seeds on  a tava on med flame  till nice aroma comes .
  • Once brown remove it in a plate
  • In the same tava add 1 tsp oil and add 1 sliced onion and saute till it turns brown.
  • Remove and let it cool before grinding it to a smooth  paste adding little water.
  • Heat one teaspoon oil in a vessel ,add the mustard seeds let it splutter.
  • Add the remaining sliced onion and saute till it turns soft and translucent.
  • Then add the roasted ground masala, malwani /bottle masala /red chili powder and little water
  • Add the Val and cover the lid and let it cook over med flame.
  • Be gentle while string as the beans tend to break.
  • Lastly add garam masala powder .
  • Enjoy this tasty Val usal with roti/bhakri/chapatis. 

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  1. Comfort & one of my fav usal !

  2. It's my favorite too, looks too good!

  3. wonderful clicks.. looking so yujm

  4. Its so yum and its so my kind of dish. I also love the new layout of your blog. But wonder why the picture about the author is not yours and the synopsis is in another language.

  5. I too love butter beans..This sure is so tasty with chapthi

  6. healthy and delicious bean curry..

  7. delicious and healthy curry. I love val.

  8. So delicious curry and I love to have this with chapatis.... :)

  9. I have never tried butter beans... looks really yum...

  10. Looks very delicious and yummy..

  11. Comfort food at its best! Looks so tempting!