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April 18, 2021

Avarakkai Kootu | Broad Beans Kootu Recipe

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avarakkai kootu recipe

Avarakkai kootu / Broad beans kootu is an easy and yummy Tamil nadu style (South Indian) side dish for rice. This kootu recipe tastes the best with sambar and vatha kuzhambu rice. Most of us make poriyal with broad beans. But this kootu is a healthy and interesting recipe with the addition of moong dal and coconut. We call this kootu as avarakkai poricha kuzhambu. You can mix this kootu with plain rice adding few drops of ghee.

As usual I made this poricha kootu in a pressure cooker directly. So my job was done under 10 minutes. It tastes more like hotel kootu recipe. Friends, do try this easy and healthy broad beans kootu recipe. You will love it.

Check out my other KOOTU RECIPES too.

Broad beans kootu

Broad beans kootu recipe / Avarakkai kootu

Broad beans kootu recipe / Avarakkai kootu

Broad beans kootu recipe / Avarakkai kootu - Side dish for rice

Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Side dish
Serves: 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes

1 cup = 250ml
  • Broad beans / Avarakkai - 250gms
  • Moong dal - 1 tbsp
  • Tomato – 1
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Sugar – 1/4 tsp
  • Sambar powder - 1 tsp
  • Asafetida / hing - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
To grind
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Rice flour - 1 tsp
  • Water - as needed
To Temper
  • Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  1. Wash and chop broad beans, tomato into small pieces. Grind coconut, rice flour to smooth paste.
  2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds, curry leaves.
  3. Add chopped broad beans, tomato. Saute for a minute. 
  4. Add sambar powder, turmeric powder, sugar and salt. Mix well.
  5. Add moong dal and mix well. Lastly add the required water, ground coconut paste and mix well.
  6. Pressure cook in low flame for one whistle. Switch off the flame.
  7. Open the cooker after the steam is released naturally.
  8. Mix well and serve hot with rice.
  • Wash and remove the fiber part of broad beans by slicing the top and bottom. Chop into small pieces. Chop tomato finely. Set aside.

  • Grind coconut and rice flour to smooth paste adding little water. Keep it aside.

  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker base. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds and curry leaves.
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  • Add chopped broad beans and tomato. Mix well for a minute. Add turmeric powder, sugar, salt and sambar powder. Mix well.

  • Add moong dal. Add the ground coconut paste and mix well. Add required water and mix well.
  • avarakkai kootu recipe
  • Close the lid and keep the flame high. When the steam starts to come out, lower the flame completely and put the weight valve. Cook in low flame for one whistle in low flame. Switch off the flame and let the steam release naturally.
  • avarakkai kootu recipe
  • Open the cooker after the steam is released. Mix well and check the consistency. Boil for few minutes if the kootu is watery. If its too thick, add little water and adjust the consistency. Serve hot with vatha kuzhambu , sambar and curd rice. Enjoy !
  • avarakkai kootu recipe


  • Do not skip moong dal and tomato. It helps to give hotel taste.
  • While grinding coconut you can add 2 small onion, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds. It gives a different flavor to kootu.
  • For variations, you can add chana dal instead of moong dal but soak the chana dal for 30 minutes before cooking.

    Try this easy and yummy broad beans kootu recipe for rice. You will love it !

 Avarakkai kootu

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