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Surti papdi recipe with step by step pics. Surti papdi and valor papdi are varieties of flat beans that are easily available during winters in India. Valor papdi is also known as field beans, broad beans in english and val papdi, valor, sem ki phalli in other Indian languages. In maharashtra, Gujarat and south India there are many recipes that are made with valor papdi.

I make this delish recipe with both valor papdi and surti papdi. In the recipe post I have used valor papdi in the step by step pics.

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valor papdi nu shaak recipe

This val papdi shaak has a sweet and sour taste. with flat beans I make a few recipes. This Gujarati shaak is one such recipe. I have also shared a simple Papdi bhaji recipe and Avarakkai poriyal.

To make the papdi shaak, i use the same masala that is used in undhiyu. I also add some potatoes or brinjals in it. When I made for blog, I did not have brinjals so skipped them. Either potatoes or brinjals alone can be added or both together can also be added. You can even skip potatoes and brinjals if you want. Onion are not added in the recipe. You can add them if you want.

To make this shaak, you can even use surti papdi. this shaak is best served with phulkas or bajra rotis or jowar roti. You can also serve it as a side dish with Gujarati dal and rice.

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Surti Papdi Recipe

4.8 from 5 votes
Winter special recipe of a sweet and sour valor papdi shaak from the Gujarati cuisine. 
surti papdi recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:30 mins
Course:side dish
Cuisine:gujarati
Servings (change the number to scale):4
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ¼ teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 1 green chili - crushed
  • 3 to 4 medium garlic or ½ teaspoon chopped garlic, crushed
  • ½ inch ginger or ½ teaspoon chopped ginger, crushed
  • 2 medium potatoes or ½ cup chopped potatoes
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • 150 grams valor papdi or 2 cups chopped valor papdi or 2 cups surti papdi
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt or add as required
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons sugar or add as required
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons fresh grated coconut
  • 2 teaspoons white sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 to 2 teaspoon lemon juice or add as per taste
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves for garnish

Instructions

preparation for surti papdi recipe

  • Firstly rinse 150 grams flat beans (valor papdi) very well. Then string each flat bean and pull the pods apart. You have to open the pods to see if there are worms or mould in them. Discard the beans if they have a mould or worms in them.
  • Chop or break each pod in two.
  • This way string, open and break each flat beans. You will need 2 cups chopped valor papdi. Keep aside.
  • In a mortar pestle take 3 to 4 medium garlic cloves, ½ inch ginger and 1 green chili (chopped).
  • Crush to a paste. Keep aside.

making surti papdi

  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a pan. You can use peanut oil or sunflower oil. Add ¼ teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain) and let them splutter.
  • Then add the ginger+garlic+green chili paste.
  • Sauté for a few seconds till raw aroma of ginger and garlic goes away.
  • Now add 2 medium potatoes (chopped) and 1 pinch asafoetida (hing).
  • Mix and sauté potatoes for a minute.
  • Then add valor papdi.
  • Next add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ¼ teaspoon red chili powder, ½ teaspoon cumin powder and ½ teaspoon coriander powder.
  • Mix well.
  • Then add ½ cup water and mix again.
  • Simmer on medium low flame till the water comes to a boil.
  • Then add 3 tablespoons fresh grated coconut, 2 teaspoons white sesame seeds and 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves.
  • Season with 1 teaspoon salt or add as required. Also add 1 to 2 teaspoons sugar or add as per taste.
  • Mix very well.
  • Cover the pan and simmer veggies on a low to medium-low flame.
  • In between check the veggies and stir them.
  • If water dries up and potatoes are not cooked, then add more 2 to 3 tablespoons water or as required.
  • Cover pan and simmer till the potatoes are tender and cooked.
  • Once the potatoes are cooked and tender, if there is any water left, then cook without lid till all the water evaporates. Once the shaak is done, add add 1 teaspoon lemon juice.
  • Stir and check taste. Add some more lemon juice if required.
  • Lastly add 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves and mix.
  • Serve valor papdi nu shaak with rotis, phulkas or bhakris.

Nutrition Info (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Surti Papdi Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 638mg28%
Potassium 541mg15%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 309IU6%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1mg5%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Vitamin E 3mg20%
Vitamin K 7µg7%
Calcium 60mg6%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 30µg8%
Iron 4mg22%
Magnesium 39mg10%
Phosphorus 69mg7%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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How to make valor papdi nu shaak recipe

A) preparation:

1. Firstly rinse 150 grams flat beans very well. Then string each flat bean and pull the pods apart. You have to open the pods to see if there are worms or mould in them. Discard the beans if they have a mould or worms in them.

making Gujarati valor papdi shaak recipe

2. Chop or break each pod in two.

making Gujarati valor papdi shaak recipe

3. This way string, open and break each flat beans. You will need 2 cups chopped valor papdi. Keep aside.

making Gujarati valor papdi shaak recipe

4. In a mortar pestle take 3 to 4 medium garlic cloves, ½ inch ginger and 1 green chili (chopped).

making Gujarati valor papdi shaak recipe

5. Crush to a paste. Keep aside.

making Gujarati valor papdi shaak recipe

Making valor papdi nu shaak

6. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a pan. You can use peanut oil or sunflower oil. Add ¼ teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain) and let them splutter.

making Gujarati valor papdi shaak recipe

7. Then add the ginger+garlic+green chili paste.

making Gujarati valor papdi shaak recipe

8. Sauté for a few seconds till raw aroma of ginger and garlic goes away.

making Gujarati valor papdi shaak recipe

9. Now add 2 medium potatoes (chopped).

making Gujarati valor papdi shaak recipe

10. Add 1 pinch asafoetida (hing).

making Gujarati valor papdi shaak recipe

11. Mix and sauté potatoes for a minute.

making Gujarati valor papdi shaak recipe

12. Add valor papdi.

making Gujarati valor papdi shaak recipe

13. Then add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ¼ teaspoon red chili powder, ½ teaspoon cumin powder and ½ teaspoon coriander powder.

making Gujarati valor papdi shaak recipe

14. Mix well.

making Gujarati valor papdi shaak recipe

15. Now add ½ cup water and mix again.

making Gujarati valor papdi shaak recipe

16. Simmer on medium low flame till the water comes to a boil.

making Gujarati valor papdi shaak recipe

17. Then add 3 tablespoons fresh grated coconut.

making Gujarati valor papdi shaak recipe

18. Next add 2 teaspoons white sesame seeds.

making Gujarati valor papdi shaak recipe

19. Then add 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves.

making Gujarati valor papdi shaak recipe

20. Season with 1 teaspoon salt or add as required. Also add 1 to 2 teaspoons sugar or add as per taste.

making Gujarati valor papdi shaak recipe

21. Mix very well.

making Gujarati valor papdi shaak recipe

22. Cover the pan and simmer veggies on a low to medium-low flame.

making Gujarati valor papdi shaak recipe

23. In between check the veggies and stir them.

making Gujarati valor papdi shaak recipe

24. If water dries up and potatoes are not cooked, then add more 2 to 3 tablespoons water or as required.

making Gujarati valor papdi shaak recipe

25. Cover pan and simmer till the potatoes are tender and cooked. once the potatoes are cooked and tender, if there is any water left, then cook without lid till all the water evaporates.

making Gujarati valor papdi shaak recipe

26. Once the shaak is done, add add 1 teaspoon lemon juice.

making Gujarati valor papdi shaak recipe

27. Stir and check taste. Add some more lemon juice if required.

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28. Lastly add 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves and mix.

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29. Serve valor papdi nu shaak with rotis, phulkas or bhakris.

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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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2 comments/reviews

  1. Thanks for the recipe. Should the sesame seeds be roasted before adding?5 stars

    • welcome asha. sesame seeds are not roasted. when cooking the veggies, the sesame seeds also get cooked.