Baigan Pavte Sabji: The Konkani Recipe To Pair With Rice Or Roti
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Konkani people are known for their authentic curries and sabjis. They believe in eating healthy and that is the reason their most of the curries are made of green vegetables and coconut too. Though Konkanis are known to consume loads of sea foods like prawns, shrimps, crabs and so on, they also consume many vegetables in their diet like pavte beans, drumsticks, ridge gourd and many others.

Bigan Pavte Curry is one such recipe coming from the Konkani households. Pavte or val are field beans which are super nutritious and are also tasty.

Pavte Beans Health Benefits

Though pavte or field beans are not much popular in the Northern parts of the country, they come with many health benefits and should definitely be added to the diet. They are also called butter beans because of their starchy and buttery texture. They have a delicate flavour and come in different shapes and sizes, ranging from cream coloured flat long beans to white oval shaped ones and even hard broad beans. These beans are found in the regions of Maharashtrian, Konkan, Gujarati and the Parsis kitchen and traditionally used in recipes like Tittori dal, Walor muthia nu saak, Dalimbi, Vangi ani Val and many others.

If eaten regularly, these beans are useful for the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease, which help prevent birth defects. This acts as an immunity booster and also aids in weight loss. It lowers the cholesterol levels and blood pressure giving you a healthy and happy heart. It is a storehouse of fibre and protein. The zinc present in it acts as an antioxidant against cancer. It contains Vitamin B1 and is beneficial for diabetics.


  • 250 grams baigan (cut in slices)
  • 250 grams boiled pavte seeds (deseed from pavte beans)
  • 100 grams drumsticks
  • 4 Tbsp Oil
  • 3 Sliced Onions
  • 1 Chopped Tomato
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 3 Tbsp Tilkut Masala
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 Tbsp Coriander Leaves

Method Of Preparation: 

  1. Heat oil in a pan and add the onions, cook till it gets translucent
  2. Now add tomatoes and cook till turned mushy
  3. Add turmeric powder, tilkut masala and salt and let the spices cook for around two minutes
  4. Add coriander leaves and mix it
  5. Now add the boiled pavte seeds, baigan and drumsticks, mix all and cover the lid of the pan
  6. Add half cup water as per the curry consistency
  7. Cook for around 20 minutes on a low flame
  8. Open the lid and the curry is ready to be served hot

This recipe is popular in Maharashtrian and the Konkani households and is usually served with a plate of hot steam rice. This curry recipe could be served on the dining table both for lunch and dinner.