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Avarakkai Verkadalai (Broad Beans with Peanuts) Poriyal

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Cook for few seconds and remove.


  • Serve as a side dish for rice and chappati.


{ 6 comments… add one }

  • Mahes July 21, 2010, 11:10 pm

    Where do you get Avaraikkai in US? Nice post. I like this poriyal with Rasam.

  • Priya July 22, 2010, 1:13 am

    Beautiful stir fry, love this combo very much..

  • Malar Gandhi July 22, 2010, 5:47 am

    WOw, such a fulfilling recipe…love all the ingredients gone into that:)

  • Sangeetha July 22, 2010, 4:59 pm

    Hit upon your website through some search in google. I should say I really appreciate your step by step explanation of the recipes with pictures. It makes it easier to remember and gives readers a clear picture of the process without any ambiguities. And your recipes are pretty simple & easy.
    Keep up the good work!

  • Jeeva Karthikeyan November 22, 2010, 10:38 pm

    Ur receipe is really awesome … it is really good with nice colorful picture.. i shared this site with many of my friends, even they liked very much …. i too tried many dishes.. . it came out really very well… keep doing with ur service… the step by step picture really creates more enthu and interest to try such dish… Really!!! superb!!!…. one suggestion could you please add non veg as well.. it would be really great!!! :)

    Jeeva Karthikeyan

  • Prabha April 14, 2015, 2:26 am

    I tried this today….very nice…

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