Thursday, December 5, 2013

Avaraikkai Thuvatal

#AvaraikkaiThuvatal - #BroadBeansStirFry : #Avaraikkai is called broad beans in English. There are many varieties of broad beans available in the market. I have used a thicker one here. This poriyal/thuvatal is also very easy to prepare just like beans thuvatal.

Broad Beans Stir Fry

Ingredients :

1/4 kg                                   Avaraikkai [ Broad Beans ]

Broad Beans [ Avaraikkai in Tamil ]

1/2 Tsp                                Sambar Powder
1 pinch                                 Turmeric Powder
1/4 Tsp ( Adjust )                 Salt
1 Tbsp                                 Coconut Scrap

To Temper :
1/2 Tsp                              Mustard Seeds
1 Tsp                                 Urad Dhal
1/2 Tsp                              Oil

Method :
Remove top and bottom and also the fiber present along the edges of avaraikkai.
Chop nicely into thin pieces.

chopped broad beans

Keep a cooker with 1/2 cup of water on a stove.
Add Sambar Powder, turmeric powder and salt.
Mix well and add avaraikkai.
Close the lid with weight ON.
Cook for a whistle and immediately release the steam by removing the weight.
Or by keeping the cooker under running water.

Cooked broad beans [ avaraikkai ]

Open the cooker and transfer the cooked vegetable into a plate or bowl.

Cooked broad beans [ avaraikkai ]

Keep a kadai with oil on a stove over medium flame.
Splutter mustard seeds and the add urad dhal.
When dhal has turned golden color add cooked vegetable and keep the flame at HIGH.

Stir fry cooked broad beans in a kadai

Stir continuously with a ladle to remove excess water.
Add coconut scrap and stir well for a few seconds only as the vegetable has already been cooked well.


Transfer into a serving bowl.

Broad Beans Stir Fry


 A very good side dish for sambar rice and rasam rice.






Some more curry recipes you might like to try

Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili [ Cluster Beans Lentil Masala Curry ] Valavaraikkai [ sword beans ] Poriyal Muttaikos [ cabbage ] Poriyal Cauliflower Poriyal Pudalangai Poriyal