Valakkai varuval masala

Main Dish
4 servings
16 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
2 medium sized Valakkai peeled and slice lengthwise as thinly as possible

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon chillie powder

1 tablespoon curd

1/4 teaspoon garam masala

salt to taste

1 red onion chopped

1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds

1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds

few curry leaves

chopped coriander leaves

For Masala Paste:

1/2 cup chopped shallots

2 tablespoons ginger garlic paste

2 dried chillies

1 tablespoon curry powder

1/2 tsp fennel seeds

few curry leaves

1 large tomato chopped

1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

1/8 teaspoon ajwain seeds

salt to taste

1/4 fresh grated coconut


  • For Masala Paste:
    Roast all the ingredients until fragrant and grind to a paste once cooled. Keep aside.
  • Mix the Valakkai with tumeri powder,chillie powder,garam masala ,curd and salt.
  • Leave aside for about 3 hours. Heat some vegetable oil in a wok and fry the valakkai . Drain and keep aside.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of the vegetable from the fried valakkai to another wok and splutter curry leaves,cumin and mustard seeds followed by the chopped onions.
  • As the onions turns slightly browned add the masala paste and saute til oil starts to separate. Add the fried valakkai and mix well.
  • Once the masala starts to boil adjust the level of salt nad transfer to a serving platter garnished with chopped coriander leaves.


Valakkai Varuval Masala, photo 1
Valakkai Varuval Masala, photo 2


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