Friday, May 10, 2013

Val Papdi (Hyacinth Beans)and Turnip Curry

In Gujarat we have one shak called vad papdi and ringa bataka nu shak means Val Papdi and long Indian light purple eggplant and potato curry. But my dear husband don't like eggplant like that way, as I told you he likes eggplant only two way, baigan bhartha and Eggplant sandwich.  But When I want him to eat I don't add eggplant so atleast he also can taste it. Other vegetable he don't like is potatoes, so when I made turnip and soya curry, he liked it so I now whenever I want to replace potato I use Turnip. It has same texture but healthy, I even put that in pav bhaji too. Shhh don't tell him. This is very easy and fast dish. For Beans I used frozen one but if you find fresh one , use that. I like to use frozen cause quantity wise and price wise it's good for me.


1 cup Val papdi (chopped)
1 Medium size Turnip (cube size)
1 tsp Mustard seeds
Pinch of hing
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp tomato puree (or 1 chopped tomato)
1 tsp cumin - coriander powder
1 tsp Red chili powder
1 tsp ginger , garlic and green chili paste
I make this, add little oil  and put in fridge so don't have to waste time every time i need it.
salt to taste
2 tsp oil

Heat a non stick pan. Add oil in it.
Add mustard seeds in it.
When it's crackle , add hing it.
Add paste and all powder masala with tomato puree. Mix everything well.
Now add val papdi and turnip and add cup of water.
Cook till water is gone and Turnip is cooked.
Serve hot with Chapati and Barley Raita.


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Sending this to Priya's May 2013 edition of Healthy me and Healthy Us event hosted by Jayanthi
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  1. healthy and delicious curry.

  2. In jharkhand we call it seam, my mummy loves this seam ki sabzi.... even i like it too :-)

  3. Hyacinth beans are new to me but what an interesting way to use them in a curry! How tasty with the turnips!

  4. Healthy & interesting dish...looks yum !

  5. Lovely recipe... seems healthy too..Thanks for linking Linsy...

  6. I have seen this Hyacinth beans in super markets, but never tried them. Now that you have an awesome recipe with this beans, i'm planning to try this soon.
    Lovely recipe with dashing flavors.

  7. Wonderful n healthy side-dish dear, am glad u made it

  8. Mouth watering! Love ur recipe. First time at ur place & nice recipe collection u have

  9. Delicious curry, I like val a lot, I buy when it is available in market. I will make your version.

  10. Val papdi, I never tried it. But your post and the clicks tempted me go for it. BTW, I loved the combo with turnip..!! You r rocking as always!!

  11. heard of son-papdi..but val-papdi is indeed new to me. gud one...

  12. Wow! Curry looks delicious and mouth-watering Linsy :-)

  13. Hi Linsy,
    Thank you so much for stopping by my space.Loved the Nargisi koftas. Glad to follow you .Hope to see u more often.

  14. Looks delicious! Thanks for sending this to our event. The pics look so tempting.

  15. looks super delicious and so flavorful... Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

    Event - Authentic Indian Sweets w giveaway
    Event - Kid's delight - Sweet Treats
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  16. Lovely & healthy one :) Thanks for linking this entry in my event Celebrate Love for Mum


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