Avarakkai kootu is a simple south Indian vegetable side dish for rice. Made with moong dal, broad beans and a hint of tanginess with tomato. Step by step pictures recipe.
Kootu is a healthy south Indian accompaniment with moong dal (pasi paruppu) and vegetable as main ingredient.
Check out my mixed vegetable kootu recipe and kootu always goes well with kuzhambu varieties.
I make broad beans kootu rarely but still was surprised to realize I have not posted avarakkai kootu and avarakkai poriyal in my blog.
So thought of posting this. I usually do not add tomato in a kootu.
But since I am posting similar kootu recipes always, thought of trying with tomato and post it. It was really good with tomato.
Spicy - Use a green chilli along while grinding coconut.
Flavor - I love to add a small onion usually or a small onion and one small garlic clove for more flavor.
Garnish with a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil and few torn curry leaves for extra flavor.
- Eliminate the tips of the broad beans using a paring knife by cutting a little part and you can also eliminate the excess thick fibre in the sides along. Clean and cut into thin strips.
2. Add moong dal in small pressure cooker. Add 1 cup water, broad beans, tomato, turmeric, salt, sugar and sambar powder. Pressure cook for 3 whistles in medium flame.
3. Meanwhile grind coconut, rice flour and cumin seeds with little water to slightly coarse paste.
4. Once the pressure cooking part is done, add the ground coconut mixture.
5. Mix well and bring to boil. Temper with mustard, urad dal and curry leaves in oil. Mix into the kootu.
Serve as accompaniment for rice.
avarakkai kootu recipe
- 3 cups Broad beans Avarakkai, chopped
- ¼ cup Moong dal pasi paruppu
- 1 Tomato
- 1.5 teaspoon Sambar powder
- ⅛ teaspoon Turmeric
- ¼ teaspoon Sugar optional
- Coconut grated - ½ cup
- Cumin seeds - ½ tsp
- Rice flour - ½ tsp
- 2 teaspoon Oil
- ½ teaspoon Mustard
- 1 teaspoon Urad dal
- 1 sprig Curry leaves
- Eliminate the ends of the broad beans using a paring knife by cutting a little part and as you do it, you can also peel the excess thick fiber in the sides. Clean and cut into thin strips.
- Add moong dal in small pressure cooker.
- Pour 1 cup water, broad beans, tomato, turmeric, salt, sugar and sambar powder.
- Pressure cook for 3 whistles in medium flame.
- Meanwhile grind coconut, rice flour and cumin seeds with little water to slightly coarse paste.
- Once the pressure cooking part is done, add the ground coconut mixture.
- Mix well and bring to boil.
- Temper with mustard, urad dal and curry leaves in oil. Mix into the kootu.
- If you do not have sambar powder, you can use red chilli powder too. Or skip and grind green chilli with coconut and add to the kootu.
- I have used 2 litre cooker for this.
Can i use toor dal instead of moong dal??
Mam can I use another variety avarai (non mochai avarai)