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valor muthiya nu shaak
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Valor Muthiya Nu Shaak / Broad Bean Curry

Valor Muthiya Ki Sabzi- Broad bean and fenugreek dumpling curry-Speciality from the state of Gujarat

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Gujarati Cuisine
Keyword: valor muthiya ki sabzi
Servings: 5 people
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi


  • 400 gms Broad beans/ Sem Ki Phali/ valor

  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder / Dhaniya Powder
  • 1 tbsp Dessicated coconut
  • 2.5 tsp lemon juice
  • To Taste Salt
  • 2 tsp Sugar

For Making Muthiya

    • 1.5 cup Fresh Fenugreek leaves chopped
    • 1/2 cup Gram flour/ Besan
    • 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour / Atta
    • 1 tbsp Semolina / Sooji
    • 3 tsp Cooking oil
    • Pinch Baking Soda
    • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder/ Laal Mirch
    • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder
    • 1/2 tsp Green chili paste
    • To Taste Salt

    Tempering / Waghar

      • 4 tbsp Cooking oil
      • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds / Rai *
      • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds / Sabut Jeera
      • 1/3 tsp Carom Seeds / Ajwain
      • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida / Hing powder


      • Wash and de-string broad beans and then open the beans to check any hidden worms inside (don’t skip this step)

      • In a big bowl add all the ingredients to make muthiya and mix well.Then add little water and make a medium thick dough.

      • Grease yours palms and make small dumplings from the dough and keep aside.when you finish making all the dumplings then deep fry them in hot oil on medium heat till golden in colour.

      • Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan (use the oil in which you have fried the dumplings/muthiyas)

      • Now add the tempering ingredients and let them crackle on medium heat.now add turmeric and beans .

      • Add chili powder, coriander powder, salt, sugar and a pinch of soda bi carb in the pan.Mix well and add 2.5 cups of water.

      • Now let it simmer till beans get half cooked.

      • Now add the fried muthiyas/dumplings in the beans, cover the pan ,mix and simmer for few minutes

      • When beans and muthiya become soft add lemon juice and desiccated coconut and mix.

      • Serve hot with chapatis, bhakri or daal-rice combo


      1-You can also serve these fried muthiya as a snack.
      2-If fresh fenugreek is not available then can use some chopped spinach or coriander and kasoori methi.
      3-You can also add 3/4 cup chopped tomato at step 10.
      4-For a low fat version you can steam the muthiyas for 15 minutes, instead of frying in oil.