Papdi Sabzi – Indian Flat Beans Recipe

by maria updated January 14, 2012

Indian Flat Beans, Indian Flat Beans Recipe, Easy Indian Flat Beans Recipe:Another Indian recipe today none other than Indian Flat Beans also called as Papdi, Surati Papdi, Val Papdi in India. In English papdi is referred as Fava Bean Or Hyacinth Bean also known as Horse bean and Broad Indian Flat Bean. Gosh so many names it has. To avoid more confusion I have clicked snap of Indian Flat Beans so that you are rest assured how it looks like. By the way Papdi is one of my favorite sabzi. Specially this one as its made with very few ingredients yet tastes amazing.

Another Indian recipe today none other than Indian Flat Beans also called as Papdi, Surati Papdi, Val Papdi in India. In English papdi is referred as Fava Bean Or Hyacinth Bean also known as Horse bean and Broad Indian Flat Bean. Gosh so many names it has. To avoid more confusion I have clicked snap of Indian Flat Beans so that you are rest assured how it looks like. By the way Papdi is one of my favorite sabzi. Specially this one as its made with very few ingredients yet tastes amazing.


Indian Flat Beans Recipe

Today’s Indian Flat Beans recipe is of my mom’s. It’s mild spiced and tastes yum. While you picking broad beans ensure it’s tender, green and fresh. If it’s slightly discolored please don’t buy them. As worms live in some beans so ensure you buy them right.

Indian Flat Beans Recipe

Once you wash the broad beans under running water. Remove the edges from top and bottom. Also remove their threads from both sides. Now chop them into equal pieces. Now you are ready to use them. Papdi is great for health. So good to have once in a week.

First time I am making this vegetable for my hubby. Obviously since we are newly wed. Many things cooked by me would be for the first time for him ;) ……………… I just hope he likes it? anyways he has lot other options today than eating them. I have also cooked pasta in red and white sauce along with Mumbai Masala Toast Sandwich. Guess he has a lot of options to choose today :) I will soon update all of you with all these recipes.

Total Time: 35 mins

Serves: 4 to 5 people

Ingredients:

  1. 300 gms Papdi (Indian Flat Beans / Horse Beans)
  2. 3 tbsp ghee (clarified butter) / oil
  3. 2 medium sized onion chopped
  4. 2 to 3 green chilies chopped
  5. 1/2 cup grated fresh coconut Or 3 tbsp desiccated coconut mixed in 3 tbsp hot water
  6. a pinch of turmeric (haldi)
  7. salt as per taste

Method:

Take a pan/vessel/wok add ghee Or oil. Place it on low heat. Once oil is hot add chopped onion along with green chilies. Saute for 2 mins on low flame.

Indian Flat Beans Recipe

Put turmeric and mix.

Indian Flat Beans Recipe

Add the chopped papdi / beans. Combine all well. Now cover with a lid/ metal plate filled with water. Allow to cook for 5 mins. In between keep stirring.

It’s time to add grated coconut Or desiccated coconut mixed in hot water. Stir all nicely. Again cover with a pan Or metal plate filled with water. Let this cook for another 5 to 7 mins.

Indian Flat Beans Recipe

Now stir again and cook for another 3 to 4 mins without covering.

Indian Flat Beans Recipe

Just check if the beans are tender. For seasoning add salt. Your Indian Flat Beans are ready. Serve hot with roti Or bread.

Tip:

  • Buy green tender beans. As the tender they are the quicker they cook.
  • Fresh grated coconut gives a better taste however I didn’t have fresh coconut. So I replaced with desiccated coconut mixed in hot water.
  • Please don’t additional water as the vegetable cooks in it’s own moisture.

Enjoy Broad Beans!

The printable version below:

Papdi Sabzi – Indian Flat Beans Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Serving Size: 4 to 5 people

Papdi Sabzi – Indian Flat Beans Recipe

Ingredients

  • 300 gms Papdi (Indian Flat Beans / Horse Beans)
  • 3 tbsp ghee (clarified butter) / oil
  • 2 medium sized onion chopped
  • 2 to 3 green chilies chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated fresh coconut Or 3 tbsp desiccated coconut mixed in 3 tbsp hot water
  • a pinch of turmeric (haldi)
  • salt as per taste

Instructions

  1. Take a pan/vessel/wok add ghee Or oil. Place it on low heat. Once oil is hot add chopped onion along with green chilies. Saute for 2 mins on low flame.
  2. Put turmeric and mix.
  3. Add the chopped papdi / beans. Combine all well. Now cover with a lid/ metal plate filled with water. Allow to cook for 5 mins. In between keep stirring.
  4. It's time to add grated coconut Or desiccated coconut mixed in hot water. Stir all nicely. Again cover with a pan Or metal plate filled with water. Let this cook for another 5 to 7 mins.
  5. Now stir again and cook for another 3 to 4 mins without covering.
  6. Just check if the beans are tender. For seasoning add salt. Your Indian Flat Beans are ready. Serve hot with roti Or bread.
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