Dry CurryAvarakai curry (broad beans curry)

Avarakai curry (broad beans curry)

We usually make Avarakkai curry by just cooking it and add coconut in the end. Being bored of making that, i wanted to make it in a different way. This is a different way of making broad beans poriyal which i learnt from a friend. Everyone at home liked it and we had this avarakai poriyal with rasam rice. Check out my beans curry and carrot peas cabbage poriyal.

Avarakkai curry

  Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 20 Mins |Serves: 2-3

   Avarakkai   250 gms
   Mustard seeds  1/4 tsp
   Urad dal   1/4 tsp
   Turmeric powder  a pinch
   Grated Coconut   2 tblsp
   Cumin seeds  1/4 tsp 
    Red chili  2
    Shallots  2 (optional)
    Oil    1 tsp 


  • Wash the avarakkai and cut it into big pieces.
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  • Heat a kadai and add oil,When it is hot add the mustard seeds and urad dhal.
  • When it crackles add the avarakkai pieces to it.
  • Add turmeric and salt as needed,.
  • Sprinkle with a little water and close with a lid.
  • Cook till it becomes tender.


  • Grind the coconut,jeeragam,redchillies and shallots into a smooth paste .
  • Add it to the cooked avarakkai.
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  • Mix well.


  • Transfer it to a serving bowl. Enjoy with sambar rice/curd rice.
  • Can be mixed with hot plain  rice.

avarakkai curry

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  1. this is my fav veggie….i loved this simple and delicious curry… 🙂 just came across your blog and im so happy that i did it..your sakkara pongal recipe is bookmarked…im A BIG FAN OF IT..when i did my PG frm coimbatore i used to hav it frm my neighbours home.. 🙂


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