Broad Beans Poriyal

Broad beans are rich in protein & fiber and also a good source of vitamins & minerals. It helps lower blood sugar & LDL (bad cholesterol). Avaraikkai poriyal (Broad beans poriyal) is a very tasty healthy side dish that goes well with sambar, rasam or morkuzhambu.  Kids also like this vegetable mainly for its tasty beans.

Cooking Time: 20 min

Serves: 3


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

Cooking Directions:

  • Separate beans from broad beans vegetable.
  • Cut broad beans into thin strips.
  • In a steamer, add 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 steamer 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 it gets evenly mixed with chilli powder.
  • Add salt & mix well.
  • Garnish with coconut gratings & serve with hot rice.

Please Note:

I just skipped tempering because 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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