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Avarakkai Poriyal



  • Indian Broad Beans / Avarakkai - 250 gm
  • Onion-1
  • Green CHilly-2
  • Oil-1 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds-1 tsp
  • Curry Leaves - a sprig
  • Salt-to taste
  • Grated Coconut - 2-3 tbs



  • Remove the veins of the beans and cut into small pieces.
  • In a pressure cooker, heat oil.
  • Add mustard and when it crackles, add the curry leaves.
  • Add chopped onion and green chillies and saute until golden.
  • Now add the chopped beans and mix well.
  • Add 2-3 tbs of water and salt.
  • Cover the cooker and put on the weight.
  • Let it whistle twice.
  • Immediately remove the pressure and open the lid.
  • Switch on the stove again and let the remaining water evaporate.
  • Finally add grated coconut and remove from flame.
  • Mix well and serve.