Avarekai Sambar

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

Avarekai Sambar is a Karnataka delicacy prepared with field beans and is one of the most widely-loved recipes in the state. Usually prepared in the winters, this homemade curry is often eaten with Ragi Mudde.

To make the Avarekai Sambar, firstly the Avarekai need to be pressure cooked, and kept aside after draining all and any excess water that is in them. Next, dry roast red chillies, pepper powder, cumin, and coriander seeds in a Kadhai and sauté them continuously. Once the mixture is roasted, blend the masalas, add coconut to the masala and blend it again to make a fine paste. Now this blended paste needs to be added to the cooked Avarekai and boiled while adding water to achieve the consistency desired. Add jaggery and tamarind paste to the Avarekai Sambar after it begins to boil and adjust the salt. For the tadka, add asafoetida and curry leaves to mustard seeds in heated oil when the seeds begin to splutter. Enjoy with rice.

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  • 2 cups - avarekai
  • 1 cup - grated coconut
  • 3 tsp - coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - jeera
  • 1/2 tsp - pepper powder
  • 5 - medium spiced red chillies
  • a pinch -asafoetida hing
  • 1 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 3 to 4 - curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp tamarind paste
  • 1 inch cube jaggery
  • salt as per taste

How to Make Avarekai Sambar

  • Pressure cook avarekai, drain excess water and keep aside.
  • Heat a kadai and dry roast the coriander seeds, cumin, pepper powder and red chillies. Saute continuously.
  • When roasted, powder the masalas in a blender and add coconut to the masala and blend it again to make a fine paste.
  • Add this masala to the cooked avarekai and boil.
  • Add water to get the desired consistency and add tamarind paste and jaggery to the sambar after it starts boiling. Add salt as per taste.
  • For seasoning, heat oil and add mustard seeds. Add curry leaves and asafoetida after the seeds splutter.
  • Serve.
  • Recipe Courtesy: http://maneadige.blogspot.com/