Vali Ambat ( Malabar Spinach Curry )

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Vali Ambat is a popular Konkani dish which is filled with protein, fiber, and other important nutrients such as calcium, iron, and Vitamin A.


Malabar spinach
Coconut gratings – ½ coconut
Toor dal ( Optional )
Red chilies – 4 to 5
Coconut oil


1. Wash & chop the vegetables. Remove the fibers of the stalk & cut 2 inch pieces of the stalk.
2. Cook toor dal in pressure cooker & mix this with chopped Malabar spinach. Cook for 5 minutes.
3. Grind coconut gratings, oil roasted red chilies, small lime size ball of tamarind. Make fine paste of it.
4. Add this to the mixture of cooked dal & Malabar spinach. Add salt & jaggery to this.
5. Heat coconut oil in a pan & stir fry chopped onion in it & add this to the dal. Cook it for few minutes & turn off the flame.
6. Serve hot with rice or bhakari.


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