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Avarakai curry (broad beans curry)

by Jeyashri suresh
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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Sarah Naveen March 18, 2010 - 2:22 pm

simply delicious.. perfect with rice..

Tina March 18, 2010 - 2:23 pm

Curry looks nice and yummy..

RAKS KITCHEN March 18, 2010 - 2:29 pm

Looks very tempting,I am always missing all these naatu kaigarigal!! Sigh…Big sigh….

Laavanya March 18, 2010 - 3:09 pm

Oh that looks really delicious.. i haven't been finding avarakai much these days.. miss it.

Sushma Mallya March 18, 2010 - 4:46 pm

i love the step by step pics u post..so simple and easy to follow without even reading it…looks delicious jeyashri…

kothiyavunu March 18, 2010 - 8:23 pm

As usual nice step by step presentation..looks delicious..love to gobble up it with rice.:)

Siddhi S March 18, 2010 - 8:51 pm

wow very nice recipe with broad beans…loved this version

Akal's Saappadu March 18, 2010 - 9:07 pm

avarakka poriyal looks delicious!!! my teddies were in holidays two weeks back too, times flies when they're at home 🙂

Rekha shoban March 19, 2010 - 12:09 am

avarka never tried in dis way…interesting and healthy!

Prathibha March 19, 2010 - 6:19 am

looks yummy…perfect for rice..

Padhu March 19, 2010 - 10:53 am

Simple and yummy curry perfect with rice.

Rachana Kothari March 19, 2010 - 2:33 pm

Looks so refreshing and yummy!!!

Vrinda March 19, 2010 - 5:48 pm

This is my hubby's fav..looks delish…

Gulmohar March 19, 2010 - 7:45 pm

Am not a big fan of this veggie. But this sounds delicious and yumm

Priya March 19, 2010 - 9:19 pm

Just love this curry…looks prefect and goes awesome with rasam…makes me hungry..

Deepa G Joshi March 20, 2010 - 5:38 am

I too make this veggie in a similar way..this looks so delicious..


Chitra March 20, 2010 - 8:26 am

Very nice..will try this once..

Preety March 22, 2010 - 8:17 pm

looks mouthwatering

Gulmohar March 23, 2010 - 5:36 pm

I know how tough is vacation time for moms ..lol..
this is simple and delicious..

Jagruti March 23, 2010 - 6:17 pm

Delicious and tasty…

FoodLovers March 25, 2010 - 12:45 am

looks delicious

Lena Rashmin Raj March 26, 2010 - 7:01 am

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.. 🙂

my kitchen March 28, 2010 - 10:16 am

Simple & Good one,goes well with sambar rice

Madhavi April 1, 2010 - 4:24 am Reply
Sri January 27, 2018 - 1:25 pm

Hi jeyashri, tried this recipe today, it came out good and really liked it. Pls post some different recipes like this.


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