Broad Bean recipe is a simple everyday South Indian Vegetable recipe. This is easy to prepare and makes a glorious side dish for all rice meals. 

Avarakkai poriyal is a dry dish made with flat beans, a few spices, and coconut. A Vegan Dish – it is one of the most famous South Indian dishes made with various vegetables. 

Avarakkai Poriyal: Delicious Broad Bean Recipe

Avarakkai poriyal is a very easy and quick everyday side dish recipe in Tamil homes. Poriyal means stir fry in Tamil. You just saute and cook the chopped avarakkai with minimum water and seasoning. 

This simple side dish tastes excellent with sambar and rasam rice. Both Poriyal and thoran are similar in a way. However, the main difference between these two is the usage of coconut. Poriyal has more grated coconut as compared to Thoran.

An authentic kongunadu broad beans fry in peanut masala powder. We add peanut masala to many of our dishes.

Avarakkai is the Tamil name for flat beans. You can also call it Val Papdi, fava beans, sem ki phali.

Let’s see how you can make this South Indian broad bean recipe. 

Broad Beans Avarakkai Poriyal Recipe
Broad Beans Avarakkai Poriyal Recipe

Quick Stats

Prep Time: 20 minutes 

Cooking Time: 15 minutes 

Servings: 4 serves 


For Boiling Vegetable

  • 500-gram Avarakkai – Broad Bean
  • 1/3 cup Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • One teaspoon Red Chilli Powder

For Tempering 

  • Two teaspoon Peanut Oil
  • 2 Red Chillies, dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Split Urad Dal
  • Two sprigs Curry Leaves
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped
  • One teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup Freshly Shredded Coconut

Method to Prepare

  • Wash the bean and set it aside. Snap off the tip of one end of the bean with a paring knife and pull the string below. 
  • Snap and pull the other end of the bean too. Discard the snapped-off ends and any fibers.
  • Chop the Avarakkai. Add the vegetable directly to a pressure cooker. 
  • Add in 1/3 cup of water, one teaspoon red chili powder, and 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder. 
  • Pressure cook in medium flame for 2-3 whistles. Set aside and wait for the pressure inside the cooker to release naturally.
  • Add oil to the pan and when the oil is hot, add in mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves, and dried red chilies. 
  • Wait for the mustard seeds to crackle and the urad dal to brown. Add in the chopped onions and the salt. 
  • Fry till the onions are soft and translucent. Add in the boiled vegetables and freshly shredded coconut. 
  • Fry for a minute. Switch off the flame and remove it from heat.
  • Serve hot with rice and dal for lunch.

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Final Words

Poriyal is a simple broad bean recipe to make but tastes great as a side dish. So, try this avarakkai poriyal when these tasty broad beans are in season. You can pair this broad bean recipe with chapatis as well as steamed rice and enjoy a healthy meal!