Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Avarakkai Poricha Kootu

A delicious and easy to make kootu using Avarakkai(Broad beans) and dhal.It  tastes good when mixed with rice and also as a side dish ..tastes great both ways.

Avarakkai Poricha Kootu


Avarakkai(Broad beans) chopped
1 cup
Toor dhal
¼ cup
Turmeric powder
a pinch
as needed
Curry leaves
as needed
a pinch
Mustard seeds
1 tsp
1 tsp
To grind
Urad dhal
1 tsp
Red chilli
1 or 2
Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp
Coconut grated
4 tblsp

Poricha kuzhambu preparation

Avarakkai Poricha Kootu

  • Pressure cook Toor dhal.Mash it well and keep aside.
  • Heat 1/2 tsp oil in a fry pan and add Urad dhal,red chilli and fry till dhal turns golden in colour and transfer to a plate.Once cooled grind this along with fresh grated coconut and cumin seeds to a fine paste.
  • Cook avarakkai in enough water with a pinch of turmeric powder.
  • Once the vegetable is cooked,add the ground paste and mashed toor dhal,salt.Add water to get the right consistency.Cook for few minutes till bubbles appear over the surface.
  • Take a pan,add oil followed by Mustard seeds and curry leaves and add it to the Kootu.
  • You can also add 4-5 pepper corns in the " To grind " ingredients.
  • Pressure cook the vegetable to save time.
  • keerai,Drum stick also suits well for this kootu.


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