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Sweet Vaal Talimpu

30 May

Anumulu Talimpu.

Sweet vaal / anumulu is soaked overnight and cooked till soft. Val is then briefly cooked in oil along with other whole spices. Sweet vaal talimpu is finished with fresh or frozen scraped coconut. Serve sweet vaal talimpu as a snack or with steamed rice.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Sweet Vaal Talimpu.


Sweet Vaal 1 Cup
Scraped Coconut 3 Tbsps
Green Chiles 1
Turmeric Powder a big Pinch
Salt to Taste


Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Remove stem, wash and slice the green chile.
Soak vaal in enough water overnight.
Refresh the soaked vaal with water and press each bean between thumb and index finger to peel off the skin.
Pressure cook the vaal in enough water for 2 – 3 whistles.
Strain the cooked vaal and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add green chiles, cooked vaal, turmeric powder and salt.
Stir fry for a minute and remove from heat.
Stir in the scraped coconut and adjust the seasonings if necessary.
Serve sweet vaal talimpu as a snack or with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes: Make sure to cook the vaal right.

Suggestions: If vaal is little overcooked, don’t fry for longer once added to the pan with talimpu.
Variations: Leave the skin not peeled if desired.
Other Names: Sweet Vaal Talimpu, Anumulu Talimpu, Vaal Sundal.