Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Avarakkai Poondu Curry - Broad Beans Garlic curry for Lactating mothers - Diabetic Recipes

Avarakkai or broad beans curry is one of the tasty and healthy side dish recipe which goes well with Sambar and rasam. Avarakkai has got lots of health benefits and is good for pregnant and lactating mothers. Here we add masala pwders and is spicier than the poriyal form. This is good for diabetic people because of the high dietary fiber. Check here for Avarakkai Poondu Poriyal another method for cooking broad beans.

Ingredients needed for making Avarakkai Poriyal

Broad beans / Pinju Avarakkai - 250 gms.
Onions - 1
Garlic cloves - 10
Tomatoes - 2
Mustard seeds -1 tsp
Split urad dal -3/4 tsp
A sprig of curry leaves
Salt as needed.
Oil as required.
Grated coconut -1/4 cup.
Chilli powder - 1 tsp.
Coriander powder - 2 tsp.

Method for making Avarakkai Poriyal

1. Wash the broad beans and finely chop them into small pieces.

2. Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal and curry leaves. Next add the finely chopped onions and crushed garlic cloves and saute well till they become transparent. Then add the finely chopped tomatoes and saute well till the juice gets blended.

3. Now add the chopped broad beans, turmeric powder and salt. Stir well and then add the chilli and coriander powders and saute well and then add the required amount of water and close with a lid and cook till they become tender.

4. When they beome tender add the grated coconut and stir well.

Now the Avarakkai Poondu Curry is ready.


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