Avarakkai Verkadalai (Broad Beans with Peanuts) Poriyal

by Kamala on July 21, 2010


Avarakkai_Verkadalai_Broad_Beans_Peanuts_Poriyal_1 Here is a tasty Poriyal using Avarakkai and Verkadalai. Even those (including children) who don’t like beans, will find this attractive as peanuts are used in this side dish. This can be prepared with any other variety of beans too.

Broad beans are known as Avarakkai in Tamil and peanuts are known as Verkadalai in Tamil.


  • Broad beans chopped – 250 grams
  • Chopped onion – 1 table spoon Avarakkai_Verkadalai_Broad_Beans_Peanuts_Poriyal_2
  • Peanut Skinned and roasted – 2 table spoon
  • Grated coconut – 2 table spoon
  • Garlic peeled – 2 cloves
  • Red chilli – 3 no
  • Salt – as per taste
  • For seasoning
    • Mustard – ½ tea spoon
    • Urad dal –½ tea spoon
    • Curry leaves – few
    • Oil – 1 tea spoon

Avarakkai_Verkadalai_Broad_Beans_Peanuts_Poriyal_3 Avarakkai_Verkadalai_Broad_Beans_Peanuts_Poriyal_4


  • Grind together red chilli, garlic, half of peanuts coarsely in a blender and keep this masala aside.

Avarakkai_Verkadalai_Broad_Beans_Peanuts_Poriyal_5 Avarakkai_Verkadalai_Broad_Beans_Peanuts_Poriyal_6

  • Do the seasoning in a pan; add chopped onions and fry till it turns transparent; add chopped broad beans, salt and remaining peanuts.

Avarakkai_Verkadalai_Broad_Beans_Peanuts_Poriyal_7 Avarakkai_Verkadalai_Broad_Beans_Peanuts_Poriyal_8

  • Sprinkle handful of water, mix well, cover and cook till beans are done.

Avarakkai_Verkadalai_Broad_Beans_Peanuts_Poriyal_9 Avarakkai_Verkadalai_Broad_Beans_Peanuts_Poriyal_10

  • Now add ground masala, grated coconut and mix well.

Avarakkai_Verkadalai_Broad_Beans_Peanuts_Poriyal_11 Avarakkai_Verkadalai_Broad_Beans_Peanuts_Poriyal_12

  • Cook for few seconds and remove.


  • Serve as a side dish for rice and chappati.


Did you find this article useful? Please subscribe to our RSS Feed to receive all the FREE updates on various articles!

Related Posts:

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: