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Chettinad Avarakkai Poriyal | Broad beans Curry with Coconut Masala

Chettinad Avarakkai Poriyal or broad beans curry is one of the tasty and healthy side dish recipe which can be done within minutes. It is a good side dish for South Indian Sambar and rasam. Avarakkai has got lots of health benefits and is good for pregnant and lactating mothers. Here I have shared you the Chettinad style Avarakkai Poriyal in which we ground the coconut with garlic, onions and chillies to make it spicier. Check here for Avarakkai Poondu Poriyal another method for cooking broad beans.

Chettinad Avarakkai Poriyal

Health Benefits of Broad beans

  • Good for Heart health
  • Low calorie and helps in weight loss
  • Lowers blood pressure and blood glucose levels
  • Rich in vitamins and minerals
  • Relieves constipation problems
  • Boosts Immunity
  • Rich in dietary fiber

Ingredients needed for making Avarakkai Poriyal

Broad beans / Pinju Avarakkai - 250 gms.

Onions - 1

Red chilly - 1 no.

Mustard seeds -1 tsp

Split urad dal -3/4 tsp

A sprig of curry leaves

Salt as needed.

Oil as required.

To Grind

Grated coconut -1/4 cup.

Small Onions - 3 nos.

Cumin seeds - 1 tsp.

Garlic - 3 nos.

Green Chilly - 2 nos.

Method for making Avarakkai Poriyal

1. Wash the broad beans and finely chop them into small pieces. Grind the ingredients given under "To grind" to a coarse mixture.

2. Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal, red chilly and curry leaves. Next add the finely chopped onions and saute well till they become transparent. 

3. Now add the chopped broad beans, turmeric powder and salt. Stir well and sprinkle water and close with a lid.

4. After 2 minutes add the ground coconut mixture stir well and close with a lid and allow to cook in a low flame for 5 minutes.

Now the Avarakkai Poondu Curry is ready to be served with Paruppu Keerai, Sambar or any variety rice.

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