Friday, February 24, 2012

Amma’s Avarakkai Avial / Broad Beans Avial / Broad Beans cooked in a Coconut Paste- Sidedish for Rice

I am not a big of this broad beans when I was little. But amma makes this for us often..she says that this veggie is filled with lots of fiber and it is so good for you..We started eating this and it was pretty good..Hope you try it and let me know what you think..

Amma’s Avarakkai Avial Recipe


Avarakkai / Hyacinth Beans/ Broad Beans – 1 cup prepared and chopped
Salt to taste
Water to cook avarakkai

For Grinding:
Coconut – ¼  cup
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi – 1tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam– 1 tsp
Shallots / Sambar Onion – 3 peeled
Dry Red Chilli - 2

For Tempering:
Oil- 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku -  1tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu -1 tsp
Curry leaves – 1 spring


Grind the ingrediants given in the list to a paste by adding some water.

Take avarakkai in a kadai and add some salt and water and cook it for 15 mins untill done.

Add the grind paste and mix well. Cook for 5 more mins.

Now heat oil add the tempering ingrediants and mix well.

Pour this over the avial and mix well.

Serve hot with rice.

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