Avaraikai Puzhi Kootu Kamala 15 years ago Pin Print Avaraikai Puzhi Kootu Recipe rating: N/A Recipe by S Kamala Course: KootuCuisine: Indian, tamilDifficulty: Easy Servings4servingsPrep time10minutesCooking time10minutes A kootu made with avaraikai and tamarind Ingredients Broad Beans – 10 to 15 Nos Thuvar dhal – ½ cup Tamarind – Big Gooseberry size Big Onion – 1 (Medium size) Tomato – 1 Garlic flakes – 4 Nos (optional) Sambar Powder – 2 teaspoons Turmeric Powder – ¼ teaspoon Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per tasteFor seasoning: Oil – 1 tablespoon Mustard – ½ teaspoon Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon Jeera – ½ teaspoon Fenugreek seeds – ½ teaspoon Asafotida powder – a pinch Curry leaves – few Green Chillies – 2 Nos Directions Pressure cook thuvar dhal along with a pinch of turmeric powder till soft.Chop onion and tomato finely. Cut the broad beans into medium size pieces.Soak tamarind in little water and squeeze out thick juice. It should be one to two tablespoon juice.In a kadai put the oil and when it is hot add mustard. When it splutters, add urad dhal, jeera, asafetida powder, curry leaves, garlic flakes chopped finely, green chillies slit lengthwise and fry just for a second.Add chopped onion and fry till it becomes transparent.Then add tomato pieces and fry till it mashes well.Add sambar powder, turmeric powder, salt and stir well.Add broad beans pieces and mix well. Add enough water just to cover the vegetable.Stir well and cover with a lid. Cook on medium flame for two to three minutes or till the vegetable is soft.Add cooked dhal and stir well. Allow to boil.Then add tamarind juice and mix well.Close with lid and cook on low flame for two to three minutes.NoteGarlic can be added in seasoning or you can cook garlic along with dhal. If you do not like garlic, you can omit the same. This kootu can be taken mixed with hot rice along with fried appalam / vadavam.TipsYou can also prepare the above kootu using Brinjal. You can use thurvar dhal or green gram dhal.