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Avarakkai Poriyal



Avarakkai Poriyal is a Tamilian dish made with avarakkai (broad beans). It is a simple and healthy dish that is usually served as a side dish with rice. The broad beans are cooked with onions, green chillies, and spices such as mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and curry leaves. The dish is usually garnished with freshly grated coconut and coriander leaves.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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avarakkai (broad beans)

2 cups


2 tablespoons

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

urad dal

1 teaspoon

chana dal

1 teaspoon

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

split black gram

1 teaspoon

split Bengal gram

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon

green chillies, chopped


turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

grated coconut

2 tablespoons

Salt to taste



Step 1:

Wash and peel the avarakkai. Cut into small pieces.

Step 2:

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, cumin seeds, split black gram, split Bengal gram and asafoetida.

Step 3:

When the seeds start to splutter, add the chopped green chillies and turmeric powder.

Step 4:

Add the avarakkai pieces and sauté for a few minutes.

Step 5:

Add salt to taste and mix well.

Step 6:

Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until the avarakkai is cooked.

Step 7:

Add the grated coconut and mix well.

Step 8:

Serve hot with steamed rice.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 19322 users have chowed down on Avarakkai Poriyal a whopping 42121 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune are the top 5 cities gobbling up Avarakkai Poriyal like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Avarakkai Poriyal, our users are head over heels in december, but the interest cools down in may.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Avarakkai Poriyal is the food of choice for 31-34 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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