Avaraikkai Porial, also known as Indian Broad Beans Stir Fry, is a popular South Indian dish that is simple to make, yet delicious and nutritious. This vegan and gluten-free dish is made with tender Indian broad beans that are cooked with an array of aromatic spices and grated coconut, resulting in a flavorful and healthy side dish that pairs well with rice.
To make Avaraikkai Porial, the first step is to prepare the broad beans. Rinse the beans in water and remove the edges, then chop them into small pieces. Next, heat a pan with oil and add mustard seeds, urad dal, and chana dal. Once the dals start changing color, add broken red chilies and fry for half a minute.
Next, add the prepared avaraikkai along with some salt and water, and allow it to boil. Once the water has evaporated, add some grated coconut to the pan and mix well. Once the beans are cooked, turn off the heat. Serve hot with rice.
Avaraikkai Porial is a healthy and nutritious dish that is packed with vitamins and minerals. The broad beans used in this dish are an excellent source of dietary fiber, protein, iron, and folate.
Broad Beans Stir Fry/ Avaraikkai Porial
- Avaraikkai – ¼ kg.
- Red chillies – 2
- Salt – as needed
- Mustard – ½ tsp.
- Ured dhal – 1 tsp.
- Channa dhal – 1 tsp.
- Oil – 1 tsp.
- Water – 1 cup
- Grated coconut – ¼ cup optional
- Remove the ends of the avaraikkai and cut into fine pieces.
- In a pan, heat oil and splutter mustard, ured and channa dhal.
- When the dhals turn its colour, add broken red chilles and fry for ½ a minute.
- Now add avaraikkai, salt and water and boil.
- When the water is dried, add coconut gratings.
- Remove from fire and serve with rice as a side dish.