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Surti Val Papdi Bhaji

val papdi bhaji
My Mom used to make Val Papdi Bhaji in a simple way with few ingredients. This is the first time I gave it a try here in my US kitchen. This stir fry does require little more oil, as no water is added for cooking. Dal Rice tastes great with this sauteed Papdi. 
I tried this Bhaji once with frozen Surti Papdi and I was not happy with the result.  I prefer fresh Papdi for this recipe, which I can only find in the local Indian store.  I am not sure if Val Papdi is called as Navy Bean or Fava Bean in English.

Ingredients:
Val Papdi/Surti Papdi - about 5 cups
Onion - 1 medium
Garlic - 4 cloves
Black Pepper Powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala or any spice mix - 1/4 tsp
Spanish Paprika/Kashmiri Lal Mirch - 1/4 tsp
Cayenne Pepper/Red Chilli Powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt
Oil

How to prepare Val Papdichi Bhaji:
  • Remove the strings of val papdi from the sides.  Open it and cut it into medium sized pieces.  Finely chop onions. 
  • Heat a pan and add about 2 tbsp oil.  Add crushed garlic and saute for a minute.  Add onions, little salt, black pepper powder and saute till onions turn soft.
  • Now add val papdi.  Saute to mix all the ingredients well.  Cook it covered for about 5 minutes at low flame.  Keep checking to avoid burning.
  • When val papdi gets about half cooked, add garam masala, Spanish paprika, cayenne pepper and little salt.  Cook it covered till val papdi is completely cooked and water evaporates.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve Val Papdichi Bhaji with chapati and/or rice. You can add grated coconut or roasted peanut powder to this veggie as well. 
surti val papdi

11 comments:

  1. easy recipe, healthy too, delicious

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  2. In telugu we call this as chhikkudu kaya kura,its very tasty n rich in fibre n proteins

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  3. Thanks for sharing the pic of Val Papdi, otherwise now I have to do a google search to know the stuff.....This is a very common dish cooked in my parent's house...but I never tried it as I am not so fond of this....

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  4. Quick and easy dish, looks awesome..

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  5. Quick and healthy recipe..looks delicious

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  6. looks like sem or broad beans. easy and quick stir fry.

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  7. ok never heard of this!looks good!

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  8. I tried this Uma for d second time and it turned out consistently good as ur other recipes

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    1. Hi ManasMom! Thank you! you made me very happy today :)

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