Dalimbi Bhat/Valachi khichdi.(Bitter Field Beans Pulav)

Dalimbi bhaat also known as valachi khichdi is a Maharashtrian dish made in every household.

Its basically Pulav made with kadve vaal(Bitter field Beans) and rice flavored with goda masala(Kala masala).

Usually served with koshimbir,lonche and Papad.

Ingredients :

2 cups Rice.

3 cups Hot water.

2 cups kadve vaal.

1 cup thick Coconut milk.

1cup Onion finely chopped.

1 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste.

1 medium Potato (deskinned and chopped into big pieces )- Optional

2 tbsp Gheee.

2 Tamal patra.(Bay leaves)

1/2 tsp Jeera.

1/8 tsp Hing.

1 tsp Chilli Powder.

3 tsp Goda Masala.

1/4 tsp Haldi powder.

Salt to taste.

For Garnish :

1/4 cup freshly grated Coconut

2 tbsp Chopped Fresh Coriander leaves.

Method:

Kadve Vaal are easily avaialble in market.

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Wash and Soak Vaal overnight in 2 cups of water,next day drain water and keep for sprouting.

Deskin them.

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Soaked,sprouted and  deskinned Vaal are also available in market.

Wash and soak rice in water for 30 minutes. Drain and keep aside.

Chop potatoes and keep aside soaked in water.

Heat ghee in a thick bottom vessel, add tamal patra,Jeera and hing,stir fry 30 secs.Add chopped onions and ginger garlic paste,saute for 2 minute.

Add vaal and potatoes,saute well cover and cook for 2 minutes.

Add red chili powder,haldi powder and goda masala,mix well.

Reduce heat,Add rice and salt ,mix well.

Add coconut milk and  3 cups of hot water and bring to a boil.

Reduce flame ,cover and cook till rice is done.

Remove in a serving bowl. Garnish with freshly grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves.

Serve hot with pickle,raita and papad.

Happy Cooking !

Sameera.

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