Avarakkai Thuvattal

Thuvattal is a traditional Tamil Nadu recipe that refers to a dry dish made with vegetables or lentils. The dish typically involves roasting the main ingredient in a dry pan with spices until it’s slightly crispy and aromatic. Thuvattal dishes are usually served as a side dish for rice or as a snack. This Thuvattal is made with Avarakkai (Broad beans).

Avarakkai Thuvattal

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Recipe by S Kamala Course: PoriyalCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes

Thuvattal dishes are usually served as a side dish for rice or as a snack. This Thuvattal is made with Avaraikkai (Broad beans).

Ingredients

  • Broad Beans – 10 to 15

  • Coconut gratings – 1 or 2 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder – a pinch

  • Red chilli – 1 or 2

  • Raw Rice – 2 teaspoons

  • Oil – 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard – half teaspoon

  • Asafoetida Powder – a pinch

  • Curry leaves few

  • Salt – ½ teaspoon or as per taste

Directions

  • Wash and cut the avarakkai into small pieces.
  • In a small kadai, put rice and red chilli and dry fry till the rice turns slightly brown. Cool it and powder it.
  • In another kadai put one teaspoon oil and when it is hot add half teaspoon mustard, asafoetida powder, curry leaves and fry for a second. Put the vegetable now and add 1/4 cup water.. Mix well. Close with lid. Cook on medium flame till the vegetable is soft and all the water is absorbed.
  • Add salt, turmeric powder and mix well.
  • Now add one or two teaspoons of the ground rice powder, grated coconut and mix well.

Recipe Video

4 Comments

  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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