Broad Beans Poriyal

Avarakkai poriyal (Broad beans poriyal) is a delicious yet nutritious side dish that goes well with sambar, rasam or morkuzhambu.  Kids also like this vegetable mainly for the tasty beans inside.

Health Benefits: Indian broad beans (avarakkai) are good sources of calcium, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, and iron. They also contain some dietary fiber and vitamin C. Hence

  • It is beneficial to improve women’s health
  • Prevents constipation
  • Improves immunity
  • Reduces LDL (bad cholesterol)
  • Lowers blood sugar.

Now the recipe for avarakkai poriyal :

Cooking Time: 20 min

Serves: 3


  1. Broad beans (avaraikai) – 250 g
  2. Coconut oil – 2 tsp
  3. Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  4. Coconut gratings – 2 tsp
  5. Salt – 1 tsp

Cooking Directions:

  • Separate the beans from vegetable.
  • Chop broad beans into thin strips.
  • Heat a steamer after adding 2 cups of water into the lower vessel and bring it to a boil.
  • Keep vegetable strips on top of its beans in the upper vessel and close with its lid.
  • Steam vegetables until they become soft (it took 7 minutes for me).
  • Heat a pan with oil in low flame.
  • Add chilli powder into oil and swiftly mix it with oil before it gets burnt.
  • Add cooked vegetables and saute till the vegetables are evenly coated with chilli powder.
  • Add salt & mix well.
  • Garnish with coconut gratings & serve with hot rice.

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Please Note: I skipped tempering as chilli powder may easily get burnt after tempering. Instead you can do the tempering separately and add to the poriyal at the end.


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