Saturday, February 4, 2012

Konkani Randap : Valasangi Upkari | Long Beans Stir Fry Sidedish

Valasangi is very famous vegetable in konkan belt of Karnataka. And Valasangi Upkari is one delicious dish of this vegetable among Konkanis. This vegetable is known as alsande kaayi in kannada and yardlong beans in English. It is very nutritious and the recipe is very tasty.  This Upkari can be served with chapati or roti or as a side dish for white rice.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 2

  • 1 bunch of Valasangi cut in to very small pieces
  • 2 table spoon oil
  • A pinch of asafoedita (hing)
  • 1 table spoon mustard seeds
  • 2 green chillies
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • 2 strands of curry leaves
  • 4 table spoon grated coconut

  • Cut the Valasangi into very small pieces as shown in picture.
  • Heat oil in non stick kadai.
  • Add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds splutter, add asafoetida powder, curry leaves and green chillies one by one.
  • Fry for a minute and add turmeric powder and the cut Valasangi beans and sauté for a minute.
  • Add sufficient amount of water (about a cup), close lid and let the beans cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Now add salt and grated coconut and mix well.
  • Cook a low flame for another 2-3 minutes until all the water gets absorbed in the subji.
  • Serve hot with chapatti or as a side dish along with white rice.

PS:  Sugar also can be added if one likes the dish little sweet.


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