Avaraikai (Broad Beans) Thuvattal


  • Broad Beans – 10 to 15
  • Coconut gratings – 1 tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch
  • Red chilli – 1 or 2
  • Raw Rice – 2 teaspoons
  • Oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard – half teaspoon
  • Asafotida Powder – a pinch
  • Curry leaves few
  • Salt – ½ teaspoon


  1. Wash and cut the avaraikai into small pieces.
  2. In a small kadai, put rice and red chilli and dry fry till the rice turns slightly brown. Cool it and powder it.
  3. In another kadai put one teaspoon oil and when it is hot add half teaspoon mustard, asafotida powder, curry leaves and fry for a second. Put the vegetable now and add turmeric powder, salt and sprinkle water just to cover the vegetable. Mix well. Close with lid. Cook on medium flame till the vegetable is soft and all the water is absorbed. Now add the ground rice powder, grated coconut and mix well.


  1. Divya Vikram

    This looks so good. Miss avarakkai here!

  2. Hi Divya Vikram,

    You will find Avaraikai (Broad Beans) in Indian stores at US. Ofcourse, it slightly tastes different from the one we get in India.

  3. முழு அவரைக்கா துவட்டல் புது ஐடம்! உடனேயே செஞ்சு பாத்தேன்.(என்னோட மனைவிதான்!) ரொம்ப அருமை! நன்றி

  4. தங்களின் வருகைக்கும், கருத்து பதிவிற்கும் மிக்க நன்றி Saraswathan அவர்களே.

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