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Avarakkai kootu recipe Indian broad beans recipes
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Avarakkai Kootu Recipe

Avarakkai kootu recipe is one of the popular broad beans recipes from south Indian cuisine. You can make this kootu with any type of broad beans. This kootu tastes wonderful with steamed rice or you can also serve this as side dish with rasam rice. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 267kcal
Author: Harini


  • 3 cups chopped avarakkai broad beans/ flat beans
  • 1/4 cup moong dal split green gram
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • water as required
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 tablespoons urad dal
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut

To temper kootu

  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal
  • 1 teaspoon chana dal
  • 2 green chilies slit
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 2 tablespoons peanuts


Making Avarakkai Kootu

  • Rinse, remove the tough strings from the broad beans. Chop them finely.
  • Take the chopped beans in a pressure cooker along with rinsed dal and a pinch of turmeric powder. Pressure cook for 4-6 whistles.
  • Next heat a tablespoon oil in a pan. Add urad dal, cumin seeds, black peppercorns and grated coconut for spice paste
  • Saute well till the coconut and dal turns fragrant and golden brown. Remove to a plate and let cool and grind as a coarse paste.
  • Open the cooker and add the prepared spice paste and required salt to the cooked kootu.
  • Boil for 2-3 minutes and then simmer for another 3 minutes.

Making Tadka For Avarakkai Kootu

  • Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a small tadka pan. Make a tempering with mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, green chilies, red chili, curry leaves and peanuts.
  • Add this tempering to the prepared kootu and mix well. Simmer for 2 minutes and remove from flame. Serve hot with rice and ghee


Keep any leftovers in refrigerator.
You can double or triple the recipe


Serving: 4g | Calories: 267kcal