Avarakkai Poriyal

Makes about 4 servings
  • Use tender broad beans that has little or no seeds
  • Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan and season it with 1 tsp of cumin seeds, 1tsp of mustard seeds
  • Saute 15 finely chopped pearl onions
  • When the onions turn translucent, add the chopped avarakai (pattai avarai or broad beans)
  • Add little salt and 0.5tsp of turmeric powder
  • Saute the vegetable for 5 to 10 mins
  • Add 1 tsp of red chilly powder and stir well
  • Sprinkle water from time to time and saute the veges until cooked
  • It would take little longer to cook for this veg. So cover and cook with occasional stirring and water sprinkles to avoid charring
  • While it cooks, coarsely grind 3 tbsp of raw peeled peanuts
  • The peanuts should be very chunky
  • When the vege is almost done, add this chunky peanuts and stir well
  • Cook for another 5 mins with constant stirring
  • Serve hot or cold with white rice or curd rice or as a side to main course
  • You can use shredded coconut in lieu of peanuts

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