Avarakkai Poriyal is an easy to make Flat beans stir fry loaded with coconut. Avarakkai is a Tamil word for flat beans. It is super healthy and I’m sharing the recipe with a video today. You can make this in no time and enjoy it with some sambar and rice.
Watch this video to make Avarakkai Poriyal in quick easy steps:
I have earlier shared a recipe of Karnatak style field beans curry. It is made with the seeds inside the beans. Flat beans are also kown as field beans or hyacinth beans. Today I’m sharing a much more easier recipe to make Avarakkai Poriyal.
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Avarakkai poriyal recipe
- 15 Avarakkai/Flat beans
- 1/2 cup Freshly dessicated coconut
- 1 tsp Mustard seeds
- 1 tbsp White lentil/urad dal
- 2 dried red chilli
- 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
- Salt to taste
- 1 tbsp Vegetable oil
- 1 sprig Curry leaves
- 1/8 tsp Asafoetida/hing
Clean and finely chop flat beans.
Heat oil in a frying pan and add mustard seeds and when it splutters, add white lentil and Asafoetida. Saute for few seconds till lentil turns light golden brown.
Add red chillies, curry leaves and saute for few seconds.
Now add chopped flat beans, turmeric powder and stir it well.
Keep stirring on medium flame for few minutes.
Add little water, lower the flame, close the pan with a lid and let it cook till vegetables are cooked and soft. Keep stirring in between.
Add salt and mix it well. Add grated coconut and give a quick stir.
Serve it warm with some rice and sambar.