Thursday, February 12, 2015

Avarekaalu Saagu ( Field Beans Curry)

Ready to Serve  Avarekalu Saagu

Avarekaalu Saagu or Curry is a spicy gravy dish. Avarekai (field beans) is available plenty, during winter months and people do make use these  beans in cooking. There are varieties of food preparation using Avarekai.Avarekalu uppittu, huli , dosa, saaru, usali, idli , many rice items with Avarekai. So the list goes up with many items.
Lets see some benefits of having Avarekalu in our diet. 
Field beans contain Vitamin A, Vitamin B and C. Field beans are highly nutritious and supply vital nutrients to our body. They contain high fiber and regulates cholesterol level and help in proper functioning of our digestive system. They are rich source of iron which is helping in building of hemoglobin.Avarekalu Saagu goes well with chapatis, parotas, roti, dosa, idly and plain and masala rice.
There is no onion or garlic added in this recipe and we can prepare Avarekalu Saagu for any special days. 


 Things needed :

Avarekalu : 2 cups
Green chilly : 2 to 3
Tamarind : 1 marble size
Coconut : 2 Table spoons
Almonds : 10
Cloves : 3 to 4
Pepper pods : 6 to 8
Cinnamon :  2 small pieces.
Ginger : an inch.
Coriander seeds : 1 Table spoon
Jeera : 1 Tea spoon
Gasagase (Poppy Seeds) 1 Table spoon
Oil : 2 Table spoons
Coriander leaves : 2 Table spoons.
Salt : required

Method : 

1. Remove the pods from Averekai and wash it . Pressure cook for 8 to 10 minutes. Leave it for cooling.
2. Grate coconut and keep it aside. Wash coriander leaves,  ginger and remove the outer skin, wash it again and cut it into small pieces.
3. Now grind all the ingredients, like coconut, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, pepper pods, poppy seeds (raw),  coriander seeds, 1/2 a spoon of jeera, coriander leaves and tamarind using little water. (till paste).
4. Now keep a pan on the fire and put oil. Put 1/2 Tea spoon of jeera. Fry them for 10 seconds. Add ground paste.
5. Stir for 2 to 3 minutes. Add cooked Avarekai and salt. Mix it well and boil for 2 to 3 minutes.
 6. Put off the gas and shift the ready Avarekalu Saagu to a serving dish.
7. Serve with the main dish you prepared
8.  We had Avarekai Saagu with Methi Parota.
If you feel the spices are more you can reduce it. Adding more or less chilly is optional. Using onions and garlic is also an optional.
You can add more water and make it little more liquid. You can  add a table spoon of butter just before you shift the curry.
Time : 30 minutes
Serves : 4 to 5.


  1. Curry looks super delicious. Yummy yummy. :)

  2. Yummy looking avarekaalu saagu. Great with parathas.

  3. Wow I love your recipes Nalini. Thank you. Will have to try this one. Love Avarekaayi yummmm

  4. thank You Planet 69 ...for the sweet words..