Sunday, December 21, 2014

Avararekal Sambhar/Flat beans curry

This is a south Indian delicacy and my absolute favorite. It is roaring time of ‘avare’, here in the city. Avare is an Indian flat bean. My mom makes it in different ways, one of the recipes is presented below. This is cooked with meat, egg, vegetables or by itself. They are available in the form whole beans, de skinned and lentils. Luxury spices and coconut are indulged in making of this delicious curry.


  • 150gm Flat Beans/avarekaalu
  • 1-2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder
  • ½ cup coconut paste/milk
  • 1 medium tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • ½ bunch Methi/Fenugreek leaves


Step 1: Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add onions and saute till translucent. Add tomato, beans and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 2: Add fenugreek leaves, chili powder and coriander powder and sauté for two minutes in low heat.

Step 3: Add 3 cups water, salt and cover the lid. Pressure cook for 1 whistle in medium heat and turn off. Once the pressure is released continue to boil to get desired consistency, If it is too thick add little water and boil for 4 to 4 minutes.

Serve hot with rice/Ragi mudde


  1. OMG !! my fav too !! avrekaalu huli !! love your version too :)

    1. Hi dear! Thanks a lot..this tops my favorite list of vegetarian food;) that too chilkavre is so yummm