valasangi upkari

beans sidedish

Valasangi is very widely used by the konkanis. It is called alsande kaayi in kannada and yardlong beans in english. I took photo of this beans, made the dish but forgot to take the picture of the ‘finished product’ :(


  • Valasangi cut into small pieces - about 2 cups
  • Green chillies - 3 to 4
  • Mustard - 1 teaspoon
  • Grated coconut - half cup
  • Curry leaves (optioal) - a few
  • Oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat some oil in a kadai.
  • Add mustard. After it stops sputtering, add the curry leaves and the beans.
  • Add some salt and fry on a low flame for a few minutes
  • Now add sufficient quantity of water (about a cup) and cook till the beans are soft.
  • Just a few minutes before all the water drains, add the grated coconut and mix well.
  • Serve as a sidedish with rice and curry.

Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes