Avarekalu Huli is one of the flavourful dish prepared in Karnataka. This is a winter special dish as we can find lots of field beans here in this season. This is a coconut based gravy and it goes well with rice.
|Avarekalu / Mochai Kottai / Field Beans Peeled||–||½ cup|
|Potato||–||1 medium sized|
|Onion||–||1 medium sized|
|Cumin Seeds||–||½ tsp.|
|Dhania Seeds||–||1 tsp.|
|Fenugreek Seeds||–||¼ tsp.|
|Grated Coconut||–||½ cup|
|Turmeric Powder||–||¼ tsp.|
|Tamarind||–||small lemon sized|
- Remove field beans from their pods.
- Now soak them in water for 4 hours and once again remove the skin by pressing them.
- Peel the potato and cut into medium sized cubes.
- Take a pan and fry red chillies in few drops ofoil along with dhania seeds, cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds till they turn light brown in colour and remove them and keep in a plate.
- In the same pan, add a teaspoon of oil and fry chopped onions, garlic and coconut till you get nice aroma from the coconut.
- Switch off the stove and add asafoetida and turmeric powder and mix well and let it cool down.
- You can now grind all the fried ingredients along with tamarind in a mixer to a smooth paste by adding water little by little.
- In a wide pan take field beans and cubed potatoes along with water and salt and boil. Cook tehm till they become soft.
- Now add thee ground masala and mix well.
- When it boils, simmer the stove and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or till the gravy thickens.
- Serve hot with cooked rice or idly.