Valor Muthia Nu Shaak Recipe – Flat Beans Stir Fry With Dumplings

The Valor Muthia nu Shaak Recipe is a recipe made from flat beans and brinjal that is cooked in tomatoes and spices and tossed with fenugreek dumplings. If you don’t find Valor or a particular kind of flat beans used in Gujarat, you can use any locally available flat beans as well.    Flat Green Beans, Small Brinjal (Baingan / Eggplant), Ajwain (Carom seeds), Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu), Ginger, Garlic, Tomatoes, Asafoetida (hing), Turmeric powder (Haldi), Coriander Powder (Dhania), Cumin powder (Jeera), Red Chilli powder, Jaggery, Oil, Salt, Methi Leaves (Fenugreek Leaves), Gram flour (besan), Whole Wheat Flour, Turmeric powder (Haldi), Jaggery, Asafoetida (hing), Enos Fruit Salt, Lemon juice, Oil, Salt   300 grams Flat Green Beans , cut into 1/2 inch pieces 4 Small Brinjal (Baingan / Eggplant) , sliced into wedges 1/2 teaspoon Ajwain (Carom seeds) 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) 1 inch Ginger , grated 4 cloves Garlic , finely chopped 2 Tomatoes , finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing) 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania) 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera) 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder 1 teaspoon Jaggery 1 tablespoon Oil Salt , to taste Ingredients for Methia Muthia (Fenugreek Dumplings) 50 grams Methi Leaves (Fenugreek Leaves) , finely chopped 1/4 cup Gram flour (besan) 2 tablespoons Whole Wheat Flour 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1 teaspoon Jaggery 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing) 1 teaspoon Enos Fruit Salt 1 teaspoon Lemon juice 1 tablespoon Oil Salt , to taste     10   30     To begin making the  Valor Muthia Nu Shaak, prepare all the ingredients and keep ready.For the Methi Muthia, in a small bowl combine the chopped methi leaves, gram flour, wheat flour, turmeric powder, sugar, asafoetida powder, eno fruit salt, lemon juice, oil and salt to taste to make the muthia. Add very little water to make firm dough. Divide the dough into 15 small portions. Shape them in ovals and lightly press them down.You can choose to steam the muthia’s in a steamer on high heat for 10 minutes or pan fry in a paniyaram Pan. Add little oil into each of the cavities of the paniyaram pan on medium heat.Place the muthias in the cavity and pan fry them until golden brown and lightly crisp on all sides.Once done, remove from the pan and proceed making the remaining muthia. Keep aside. The next step is to make the Valor Muthia nu Shaak. Heat a teaspoon of oil in the pressure cooker medium heat; add the ajwain seeds, mustard seeds and asafoetida.When the seeds crackle, add the ginger and garlic and saute for a few seconds. Add the chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, chilli powder, jaggery and salt and sauté for a few seconds.Stir in the brinjal, the cut flat beans and 1/4 cup of water. Cover the pressure cooker, place the weight on and pressure cook until you hear a couple of whistles. After a couple of whistles, turn off the heat. Release the pressure immediately by placing the cooker under cold running water or lifting the weight with a fork. This process helps to release the pressure immediately and also stops the cooking process of the Valor Muthia nu Shaak. By stopping the cooking process, the beans and the eggplant retain its rich color. Open the cooker, and you will notice a semi gravy like consistency of the Valor Muthia nu Shaak. Check the salt and adjust to taste accordingly. At this stage, add the methi muthia. Turn the heat back on and simmer until the dumplings absorb the juices. Once done, turn off the heat, transfer the Valor Muthia nu Shaak to a serving bowl, garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.Serve the Valor Muthia nu Shaak along with Gujarati Kadhi and Ragi Phulkas for a delicious meal.