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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Avarakkai Poriyal | Indian Broad Beans Stir Fry

Today's recipe is Avarakkai Poriyal. A simple stir fry made with Indian Broad beans. It is so easy to make and is Vegan.  
Avarakkai Poriyal

What are the ingredients needed?

Avarakkai/ Indian Broad beans, 1 lb
Oil, 2 teaspoons
Mustard seeds, 1/4 teaspoon
Channa Dhal/ Kadala paruppu, 1 tablespoon
Onion, 1 (Small) ,thinly sliced
Green Chillies, 2 nos , slit
Curry leaves, 1 sprig
Grated coconut, 2-3 tablespoons
Salt, to taste
Indian Broad beans Stir Fry
How it is made?
  1. Wash, clean and dice Avarakkai/ Broad beans.
  2. Heat oil, add mustard seeds and when they crack add channa dhal and fry for a minute.
  3. Then add sliced onions, slit green chillies and curry leaves and saute till onions turn translucent.
  4. Then add the diced avarakkai and required salt, mix well and lower the heat, cover and cook till it is done.
  5. When it is cooked, turn off the heat, add the grated coconut, mix well and serve. 
  • Instead of channa dhal, you can use urad dhal too, or even the combination of both.
  • Increase/decrease the quantity of green chillies as per the personal heat tolerance level. You can use red chillies instead of green chillies too.


  1. Healthy and yummy poriyal..

  2. fiber rich stir fry..looks yummy

  3. One of my most fav poriyal...love this with all variety rice :) perfectly cooked n looks yummy!

  4. healthy n delicious with plain hot rice n ghee.. :)

  5. healthy and delicious stir fry.

  6. avaraikkai is my most fav..veggie , awesome flavour !!! drooling !!!

  7. With some curd and rice am ready to finish this poriyal,love it very much.

  8. Ahh, an awesome poriyal with sambar rice !! Yummy :)

  9. Delicious and healthy poriyal....

  10. Ohhhh mouth watering!!!!!!thanx for the recipe

  11. very yummy and healthy poriyal .. one of my h's favorite :)


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