|Ready to Serve Avarekai Vada Palav|
Lets see some benefits of Avarekai or Field Beans.
They are good source of Vitamin A, B and C. These Vitamins help our body strong and healthy and protect against diseases. They alos make our body and teeth strong. They improve the immune system. It is also good for people who are suffering from diabetic. They help to normal the blood sugar level and gives energy. They are highly nutritious.They lower the cholesterol level. Field Beans are rich in fiber content and helps in proper functioning of our digestive system. They are rich in minerals like Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Copper and Potassium.
Avarekai Vada is easy to prepare and can be eaten as snack or along with lunch or dinner. Or it can be munched any time of the day.
Here I have just mixed Avarekai Vada with simple and plain Palav. It taste very nice with any masala rice. Just dipping them in Hot Palav turns the vada soft and adds taste to Palav.
Lets see the recipes now.
1. Avarekai Vada
Things Needed :Avarekai (Field or Flat beans) : 2 Cups
Ginger : 1 Table spoon (an inch)
Green Chilly : 2
Pepper Pods : 6 to 8
Jeera : 1 Tea spoon
Curry Leaves : One Handful (10 to 12)
Coriander Leaves : 2 to 3 Table spoons.
Salt : required .
Coconut : 2 Table spoons
Oil : 1 Cup
Method :!. Remove the pods and soak it in water for 10 minutes.
4. Add field beans and grind it coarsely (Do not grind them into paste) with little by little water. (only required water).
7. Pat it on your palm and put it in hot oil and fry on medium heat. Fry on both side and remove from the oil.
9. Serve them with any chutney or ketchup with a cup of coffee or tea.
Note :You can use channa dal instead of Avarekai. ( Field Beans ). You can add cut onions and garlic to the batter just before you start frying vadas. Adding coconut is optional. Do not add more water while grinding. You can add some besan (channa flour) if the dough turns watery. It may not taste the same.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 4 to 5.
2. Avarekai Vada - Palav :
Things Needed :Carrots : 2
Beans : 1/4 Kig
Basmati Rice : 2 Cups
Avare Kai Vada : 8 to 10
Butter or Ghee : 2 Table spoons
Oil : 2 Table spoons
Green chilly : 2
Garam Masala : 1 Tea spoon
Coconut : 1 Cup
Cloves : 3 to 4
Ginger : 1/2 inch
Cinnamon : 2 small pieces
Salt : required
Jeera (cumin seeds) : 1/2 Tea spoon
Cardamom : 2
Cashew Nuts : 1 Handful
Method :1. Wash and keep basmati rice for 10 minutes. (Remove the water from rice completely).
2. Wash carrot and beans and cut it in to small. Grate coconut and ginger and keep it aside.
4. Keep a pan on the fire and put oil and ghee. Add cinnamon, cloves, jeera, cardamom and crushed pepper pods. Add cashew nuts.
Note :If you are using pressure cooker it should not be more than 8 to 10 minutes. (cooking time). Then put off and wait the pressure to be down. Remove the lid and then arrange and insert vadas in Palav and close the lids and leave it for 10 minutes and then serve the Palav.
Adding more spices is optional. Adding coconut is also optional. ( I have added). Adding more oil or ghee or butte is optional. You can use onions and garlic. ( Add it while frying). You can use any variety of rice to prepare Palav..Use water according to the requirement.
Preparation and cooking time : 40 minutes.
Serves : 4 to 5.