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.


  1. this is new recipe for me....looks so delicious..

  2. Delicious poricha kootu, I love to try it.

  3. Curry looks delicious new for me..

  4. Looks new to me.. Delicious.. Love it Gayathri :-)

  5. Looks yummy n tempting:)n nice clicks.

  6. healthy to eat with rice and ghee

  7. Is this the thanjavur style ? I can't remember my mom adding jeeragam for poricha kozhambu. But this is an all type favorite. Paruppu with poricha kozhambu is the right combination. Paruppu is nothing but tuvar dal, but in tamil nadu, the dal is not watery but thick like a pudding. This is then mixed with rice and a little bit of clarified butter aka ghee + salt to taste. Then this kind-of dry rice is then eaten with poricha kozhambu on the side. yum yum


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