Thursday, April 10, 2008

VALVAL

Valval is one of the dishes you will see in an authentic traditoinal konkani meal platter.A simple and mild tasting one pot dish with a coconut based gravy.Goes very well with rice.It can be also had as a soup when you are not hungry or are on a diet.One of my personal favorite and my families too.
INGREDIENTS

Potatoes-2 medium size,diced thin

white pumpkin or lokia -2 cups,diced thin

pumpkin or butternut squash - 1 cup,diced thin

green chillies-3-4 slit

curry leaves-of 1 sprig

canned coconut milk-1/4 cup

salt to taste

METHOD

In a vessel cook potatoes and the pumpkins with just little bit of water ,green chillies,curryleaves and salt.the pumpkins will ooze out liquid while cooking.If too much water is added the end product will be very watery.So just add small amount of water approx. less than 1 cup.When the vegetables get cooked add coconut milk and reduce the flame to low otherwise the coconut milk will curdle.At this point of time do not cover the vessel too.Keep stirring frequently to avoid curdling andsimmer it for about 10 mins on a low flame.Check the salt.
Serve hot with rice.

16 comments:

Madhavi said...

This is new for me. looks great, nice recipe as well!!!

Dhivya said...

never had this:))looks so tasty..thanks for sharing the traditional recipe ranji

sandhya said...

great recipe... we make olan in a similar way but without potatoes...

Divya Vikram said...

different recipe ranji..new to me

Cham said...

Looks delicious this gravy :)

ANJALI J. said...

hey thats a new dish for me.. potato n pumpkin very rare combo.. sounds interesting.

Arundathi said...

Nice recipe. Looks like a combinations of Olan and Kerala Vegetable Stew. Might taste great with appams too! :)

SMN said...

Hey my friend who is a kokani used it amke it very often so i know this.. nice dish it is..

Happy cook said...

We make something like this in kerela, but with few more spices in it

ranji said...

thank u everyone for the nice comments...i really appreciate ur constant support which motivates and inspires me to do better...

arundhathi..yes it will taste good with aappams too...my hubby has it like that sometimes:)

smn..yes all konkani's make this dish..its a very traditional dish..

good to know whats its called by other people..thanks for sharing it..as many people say we learn something new everyday

Vaishali said...

Ranji, I've heard of this but never made it- it looks delicious and I love the simplicity of the recipe.

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Uma said...

new for me too! looks delicious and simple.

Sunshinemom said...

This sound a lot like olan. We also add boiled black eyed peas (lobia)to it. Yum! I love it!

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