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Avaraikai (Broad Beans) Masala

Avaraikai_Broad_Beans_Masala_1 Broad Beans is known as Avaraikai in Tamil Nadu. Broad Beans is used to prepare Sambar, different Poriyals (dry, without gravy), Avial, Kootu. Here I have prepared  Broad Beans Masala.

Serves: 4

Cooking time: Approximately 30 minutes.

Ingredients

  • Avaraikai (broad beans) – 250 gm
  • Onion – 1 no
  • Tomato – 2 no
  • Green chilli – 2 no
  • Garlic – 4 pods
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tea spoon
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tea spoon Avaraikai_Broad_Beans_Masala_2
  • Coriander powder – 2 tea spoon
  • Salt – as per taste
  • For seasoning
    • Mustard – ½ tea spoon
    • Black gram – ½ tea spoon
    • Cumin seeds – ½ tea spoon
    • Red chilli – 1 no
    • Oil – 2 tea spoon
    • Asafetida (hing) powder – pinch
    • Curry leaves – few

Method

Step 1

  • Wash and chop broad beans, onion, tomato, green chilli, garlic and curry leaves finely.

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Step 2

  • Heat a pan with oil and do the seasoning with curry leaves.
  • Add Chopped garlic, green chilli and fry well.
  • Add chopped onions, salt; fry till onion becomes transparent.
  • Add tomatoes, fry till it becomes soft.
  • Add turmeric, red chilli, coriander powder and fry.
  • Now add finely chopped broad beans; fry for 2 minutes and sprinkle handful of water; close with lid and cook for 10 minutes in low flame by stirring at short intervals; keep till done.

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  • Serve hot with rice or chapattis.

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Tips

  • Preparing Broad Beans has to be done carefully before chopping to remove waste.Avaraikai_Broad_Beans_Masala_8 Click photograph on right.

{ 2 comments… add one }

  • pavithra August 27, 2009, 11:39 am

    First time here really enjoyed browsing thru ur recipes..i love this one so much.. but i hardly get here , really missing it.. Feel like having now..

  • Kamala August 28, 2009, 11:07 am

    @ Pavithra,
    Thanks for the visit and comments.

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