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Monday, October 14, 2013

Avarakkai Poriyal | Broad beans stir fry

Avarakkai Poriyal
Broad beans are rich source of proteins and fibers  It is known as Avarakkai in Tamil and Chikkudukkai in Telugu. Avarakkai poriyal is a easy, quick and healthy stir fry. It is served as a side dish to Rice. Especially it goes well with rasam and rice. This stir fry can be prepared within 15 mins. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Broad beans Stir Fry - Avarakkai Poriyal.

Preparation Time:      5 mins
Cook Time :                10 mins
Ready in :                   15 mins
Yields :                        2 Servings 
Broad beans stir fry

Broad beans  | Avarakkai 
1 Cup
Onions chopped
1/2 Cup
2 tsp
1/4 tsp
Urad dal
1/2 tsp
Channa dal
1/2 tsp
Curry leaves
Green Chilly

shredded coconut
1 tbsp (optional)
Coriander Leaves chopped
1 stick

  • Wash and remove one tip. Pull the string from removed tip to another tip. Remove the other tip also. Cut into pieces as shown below. 
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  •  Heat oil in the pan and add mustard. Allow it to splutter and add  Urad dal and channa dal. 

3 Avarakkai Poriyal4 Avarakkai Poriyal

  •  When channa dal turn golden colour, add curry leaves, green chillies and onions. Fry till onion turn translucent. Add broad beans and salt. 

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  • Sprinkle some water and fry it in medium flame for few minutes stirring occasionally. Once the broad beans is cooked, remove from stove. Garnish with coriander leaves and shredded coconut.

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Avarakkai Poriyal | Broad beans stir fry
Avarakkai Poriyal | Broad beans stir fry

  • Adding coconut is optional
  • The essential nutrients will lose, if we wash the chopped vegetables, so wash the vegetable thoroughly then chop into small pieces.
  • For more spicy, add 1 red chilli and 1 more green chilli


  1. Just made avarakkai sambar two days ago and am keeping the balance of it. Stir frying it is lovely esp with the little ingredients for the crunch and simple flavors. Great idea of adding coriander leaves for the extra aroma.

  2. I do the same way too...I love avarakkai in sambar than in stir fry....

  3. TRaditional south indian recipe ! yummy !

  4. Love this stir fry very much, sambhar and rasam i love this poriyal with it.

  5. Poriyal looks very tempting.
    Thanks for sharing.


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