Tuesday, 29 October 2013

ValVal (Mixed vegetable in coconut gravy )


ValVal is an authentic konkani dish made with goodness of vegetables in a subtle coconut curry.This is usually prepared on festivities but  it is very simple that you can prepare it on any day.So lets check Valval recipe.


half cup cucumber diced ,
half cup beans or alsande(cow pea ) cut into inches,
half cup yellow pumpkin diced,
1 cup scraped coconut.
1 teaspoon rice flour(for thickness),
2 green chillies(or more if you want it to be spicy),
1 teaspoon mustard seeds,
1 teaspoon zeera(cumin seeds),
2 teaspoon cooking oil/ ghee,
2 byadgi redchillies,
4-5 curry leaves,
Salt to taste.


  • Boil all the above vegetables along with Salt to taste. Once done close the heat.
  • Grind  grated coconut along with green chillies .
  • Mix the coconut paste and the boiled vegetables.Add a teaspoon of rice flour and required amount of water to get a gravy of pouring consistency. Bring it a boil. Close the heat.
  • For seasoning: Heat oil or ghee in a seosoning pan , add mustard sees, when they splutter ,add zeera, when they start turning brown(remember not to burn them) add slit red chillies and curry leaves. Pour this over the ValVal.
  • Serve with rice or chapathi.

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