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Avariakkai poriyal | Broad beans stir-fry | How to make Avaraikkai poriyal

Avaraikkai poriyal, a simple and mildly spiced stir-fry with broad beans. The dry curry takes literally 15 minutes to make, if you are ready with chopped broad beans.
Course Main Course, Side Dish, Sides
Cuisine Asian, Indian, South-Indian
Keyword Avaraikkai poriyal recipe, How to make avaraikkai curry, How to make beans poriyal, Quick dry curry, Quick poriyal recipe, Tamil brahmin style avaraikkai curry
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6


  • 4 cups chopped avaraikkai/broad beans val papdi/flat beans
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste


  • 2 teaspoon oil i used coconut oil, any cooking oil can be used
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds/kadugu
  • 3-4 nos broken red chilies, i used round variety
  • teaspoon hing/asafoetida
  • a sprig of curry leaf


  • Wash and towel dry the broad beans. using a sharp knife remove the tops and bottom of the vegetable along with the string. Gather 4-5 beans together at a time, and chop them into thin slices.
  • Heat a heavy bottom kadai with oil, when hot, splutter mustard seeds, add chiilies, hing, and curry leaves.
  • To this sizzling tempering add the chopped beans, mix well.
  • Add turmeric powder, and salt to this. Sprinkle little water, cover and cook in a medium flame for 6-8 minutes.
  • While cooking beans, it is important not to add too much water, this will cause the beans to lose it vibrant color and we will lose all the nutrients too. So while cooking just sprinkle water.
  • After 6-8 minutes, open the pan, check whether the beans is cooked by crushing a few in your hands, it would be soft. Now to this add coconut, mix well.
  • After adding coconut, let it sit for 2 minutes more. Take it off the stove, remove the cooked avaraikkai poriyal to another serve-ware to retain the color. If you don't remove the residue heat will continue to cook and cause the beans to lose its color and turn pale.
  • Serve this simple and easy avaraikkai poriyal with rice.