Avarekalu Saaru

Avarekalu is a Kannada word of a bean. This bean is a Winter Delight in Bengaluru. Varity of dishes are made using this bean.
Usually found in Indian grocery store in a frozen section named as Surti papdi lilva.
Preparation Time
10 minutes
Cooking Time
30-40 minutes
3-4 people
Avarekalu / Surti papdi lilva
Toor Dal / Togari Bele
Grated Fresh Coconut
Tamarind Pulp
Rasam Powder
Curry leaves
Coriander leaves
2 Cups
½ Cup
1 Medium
1 Tbsp.
1 Tsp.
1 Tsp.
As required
2 Tsp
To garnish
To Garnish
Cumin Seeds
Asafetida / Hing
½ Tsp.
½ Tsp.
1 Tsp.
A pinch
1.        Cook Avarekalu, tomato and dal in the pressure cooker adding 2 cups of water.
2.       In a small blender jar, grind coconut (fresh/frozen) and cooked tomato into a fine paste.
3.       In a cooking pan, add the pressure cooked avarekalu, tamarind, jaggery, salt and ground coconut paste. Add 1-2 cups of water. Add more water for thinner consistency if required.
4.       Let it boil.
5.       Add Rasam Powder. Let it boil for 5 more minutes.
6.       Lastly season with mustard and cumin seeds.
7.       Garnish with curry leaves and coriander leaves.
8.       Serve it with rice.


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