Avarakkai/Broad beans Thoran

Avarakkai/Broad beans Thoran


  • Indian Broad Beans / Avarakkai 2 cups
  • uzhunnu parippu 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric 1 pinch
  • Salt 1 pinch
  • Oil 2 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds,Black split gram 1 tsp
  • Curry Leaves 6-7 nos
  • Coconut, grated 2 tbsp
  • Green Chilli 2 nos
  • Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp


Wash, string the broad beans and chop them into small piece

Wash the dal well and pressure cook it with just enough water for about 2 whistles

The dal should not get mushy

Grind together cumin, green chilly and coconut without adding any water

Heat a kadai with oil, splutter mustard seeds, curry leaves

Now add the chopped beans, turmeric powder and salt to taste

Mix well

Sprinkle some water, cover and cook till the vegetable is done

Keep stirring once in a while

Now add the cooked dal and the coconut mixy

Mix well

Remove from heat

Serve as an accompaniment with plain rice and Sambar or Rasam


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