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Avarakkai poriyal recipe is easy Tamil nadu style broad beans stir fry-vegan, gluten free and no onion garlic recipe
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Avarakkai Poriyal Recipe (With Coconut)

Avarakkai Poriyal Recipe- easy and healthy south indian style broad beans stir fry recipe with fresh coconut garnish. Tastes best with rice and sambar!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, south indian, Tamil
Servings: 3
Calories: 93kcal
Author: Harini


  • 250 grams avarakkai Broad beans
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup grated coconut fresh or frozen
  • salt to taste

To Temper Avarakkai Poriyal

  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal
  • 1 teaspoon chana dal
  • 3 dried red chilies
  • 10 curry leaves


  • First of all rinse and clean the broad beans well. String the beans and chop finely. Make sure to chop in uniform size for even cooking.
  •  Heat oil in a pan. Temper with mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal, curry leaves, dried red chilies. Saute well for minute.
  • Add the chopped avarakkai and saute quickly. Season with salt.
  • Now add 1/4 cup water, cover and cook for 7-8 minutes in medium flame.
  • Once done check if the vegetable is cooked, else add few tablespoons water and cook for 3-4 minutes. Do not over cook.
  • Finally add freshly grated coconut and mix well. Serve with rice and sambar or rasam



Broad Beans- Select fresh and tender broad beans or avarakkai for best tasting poriyal. If the broad beans is very matured the poriyal will turn more chewy and hard.
Coconut- Freshly grated coconut is what recommended for this recipe. You can also use frozen coconut but thaw it well before adding. Do not use sweetened coconut though.
Serving Suggestions - Serve hot or warm with rice.


Calories: 93kcal