Avarakkai Poricha Kootu

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 5
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

Avarakkai Poricha Kootu is a traditional dish of Tamil Nadu which as the legend says was popularly relished by Tamil brahmins. The vegetarian recipe is made into a curry which is eaten as a main dish along with rice.

You can know how to make it at home and bring the flavours of Tamil cooking right into your kitchen. You can enjoy this unique recipe made in very less time with urad dal. The urad dal is roasted and made into a paste while avarakkai or broad beans are cooked with yellow moong dal.

The shredded coconut, asafoetida and curry leaves do the rest to infuse the magic into this dish.

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  • 1 cup - broad beans, chopped
  • 1/3 cup - yellow moong dal
  • A pinch - turmeric powder
  • Salt as needed
  • 2 tsp - coconut oil | Sunflower oil
  • 1/4 tsp - mustard seeds
  • To Grind:
  • 1 tbsp - urad dal
  • 2 - red chilli
  • 7 - pepper
  • 1/4 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 3 tbsp - coconut shredded

How to Make Avarakkai Poricha Kootu

  • Roast urad dal, red chilli, pepper, cumin seeds and shredded coconut, in a little oil.
  • When it cools, grind into a smooth paste adding little water.
  • Wash and pressure cook the avarakkai and moong dal with 3/4 cup water, salt and a pinch of turmeric for 3 whistles.
  • In a pan add oil and splutter mustard, add a pinch of asafoetida.
  • Pour this into the cooked dal along with the ground paste and boil well for 3-5 mins.
  • Garnish with curry leaves
  • Recipe Courtesy: Jeyashri's Kitchen