Wednesday 25 September 2013

Avarakkai Poriyal/Broad Beans Stir Fry

I made simple avarakkai poriyal, which is a very common vegetable cooked in all most all the South Indian homes. A very simple and healthy poriyal, a perfect accompaniment for all kinds of rice or can be rolled in chapathi for lunch.

Here’s how to make Avarakkai Poriyal with step by step photos…


500 gms
1 finely chopped
Sambar powder
3 tsp
Turmeric powder
1 tsp
Moong dal/Paasi paruppu
2 tsp [optional]
Channa dal/Kadalai paruppu
2 tsp [optional]
Grated coconut
2 tbsp
As needed

For Tempering

1 tbsp
Mustard seeds
1 tsp
Cumin seeds
½ tsp
Urad dal
1 tsp
One pinch
Curry leaves
6-8 leaves


Wash and soak moong dal and channa dal for 30 minutes in hot water.

Wash, trim the ends of the avarakkai. When trimming the edges try to remove the veins on both the sides of the beans.

Heat oil in a kadai, splutter mustard seeds and add rest of the ingredients mentioned for tempering and saute until urad dal turns golden brown.

Add the finely chopped onions and saute until translucent.

Drain the water from the soaked dals and add it to the onions, add the sambar powder, turmeric powder, salt and stir it well.

Add the avarakkai and mix everything really well for about 2 -3 minutes.

Add about ¼ cup of water and give a good stir. Cover and cook in medium flame for about 5 – 7 minutes. Stir in between to avoid burning of avarakkai.

Finally add the grated coconut and mix it well and switch off the stove.

  • I have added soaked dals, which is totally optional. You can skip that and continue the same procedure for delectable avarakkai poriyal.

One delectable and healthy avarakkai/broad beans poriyal is ready to be enjoyed. Serve it hot with any sambar or kuzhambu varieties and  white rice.

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  1. அவரைக்காய் + பீன்ஸ் கறி, படங்களும் செய்முறையும் மிகவும் அருமையாக உள்ளது. பாராட்டுக்கள், வாழ்த்துகள்.

    அவரைக்காயை வைத்தே அவரைக் [உங்கள் கணவரைக்] கவர்ந்து விடுவீர்கள் போலிருக்கு ;)))))

    அன்புடன் கோபு

  2. Don't we all love simply recipe because of time factor? I am, surely I am in for this lovely side dish.

  3. Yummy and healthy poriyal . I love to have broad beans in sambhar too.

  4. Simple Yummy stir fry Priya...

  5. my favorite side dish for rice... looks so mouthwatering!!!

  6. easy stir fry good side for rice

  7. Protein packed stir fry ..I love this sabzi !

  8. Excellent side dish for curd rice, love the addition of dals here.

  9. delicious and healthy stir fry, cooked perfectly! love to have it with curd rice...

  10. would love to have with plain paratha...looks so yummy..

  11. i love to have broad beans :) looks yum

  12. Wow... very nice and addition of sambhar powder makes it even more spl :)

  13. Nutrient rich delicious poriyal.. This is on of the vegetable I am carving for a long time ..

  14. Nice entry priya.. looks nice..

  15. Love the addition of dal :) My h likes this poriyal a lot .. a very very delicious and yummy looking poriyal !!

  16. healthy and delicious poriyal.

  17. I love this simple poriyal. My mother used to add dhal to this poriyal too. Yours looks yummm :)

  18. That freshly cut broad beans look inviting.

  19. yes i like it your dishes and your tips are very useful so thank you

    1. Thank you so much Mahesh for stopping by and commenting, please keep coming back for more delectable and easy recipes...

  20. Wow! Such an amazing and helpful post this is. I really really love it. It's so good and so awesome. I am just amazed. I hope that you continue to do your work like this in the future also company name ideas


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