Sunday, October 6, 2013

Long green beans Bafad

Bafad can be made from a lot of different vegetables like cauliflower, gerkins, long green beans, radish, brinjal and bottle gourd. Today I made bafad of long green beans which are known as irvilhas in Portuguese and vaal in Konkani so you can call this recipe vaal bafad or Irvilhas bafad as well.
Recipe for vaal bafad

1 bunch long green beans, about 20 in number.
Coconut juice, thick and thin, of 1/2 coconut
2 onions, chopped fine
2 tomatoes, chopped fine
10 medium sized prawns
salt to taste, approx. 1 tspn.
2 green chillies, slit
1 tspn cumin seeds
5 flakes garlic
1 tblspn oil

Chopped vaal or long green beans
  • Cut the long green beans and keep them aside. 
  • Fry the onion in a non-stick cooking pan.
  • Add the tomato.
  • Add the prawns and keep stirring.
  • Add the green chillies.
  • Put in the thin coconut juice and bring to a boil.
  • Add the  cut long green beans
  • Simmer until cooked.
  • Add the thick coconut juice, pounded cummin seeds and garlic and bring to a boil.
  • Take off fire and serve with rice or chappatis.

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