Avarakkai (Broadbeans) Kuzhambu , is a yummy kuzhambu variety and I learnt this recipe from my mom and she used to call this kuzhambu as kootan and she serves this yummy kuzhambu with appalam. This kuzhambu can also be prepared with cabbage.  Both the vegetables gives a nice flavour to the kuzhambu. Especially for bigger families or if we have guests, this type of kuzhambu would be very nice as it is rich in vegetable and also we would be able to get more quantity.

Avarakkai (Broadbeans) Kuzhambu
Avarakkai (Broadbeans) Kuzhambu 

Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time 30 mins

Avarakkai (Broadbeans) Kuzhambu
Avarakkai (Broadbeans) Kuzhambu 

Broadbeans (Avarakkai)250gms
Tamarind1 small lemon size
Thur Dal1/2 Cup *
Turmeric1/4 teaspoon
SaltTo Taste
* 1 Cup Capacity = 250ml
For Grinding:
Oil1 tablespoon
Channa dal2 teaspoon
Coriander Seeds1 tablespoon
Red Chilli8
Fenugeek Seeds1/2 teaspoon
Grated Coconut2 tablespoon

For Seasoning:
Oil1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds1/2 teaspoon
HingA Pinch
Curry LeavesFew

  1. Soak the tamarind and extract the juice

  2. Finely chop the broadbeans and pressure cook it. Also pressure cook the thur dal separately.  

  3. Heat oil in a pan and add the grinding ingredients except coconut and fry them till the dal turn golden brown color. Take these fried ingredients in the mixer along with grated coconut and grind it to a nice powder

  4. Heat oil in pan and add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add curry leaves and hing and fry for 5 seconds. Then add the tamarind extract and salt and allow the tamarind juice to boil till its raw smell goes off

  5. Then, add the cooked broadbeans and mix well. To this add mashed dal and allow the kuzhambu to boil for 2 minutes. 

  6. Then add ground masala and mix well. Allow the kuzhambu to boil for another 5 minutes and then remove from flame

  7. The yummy Avarakkai (Broadbeans) Kuzhambu  is now ready to serve with hot steaming rice.
  8. Avarakkai (Broadbeans) Kuzhambu
    Avarakkai (Broadbeans) Kuzhambu 

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  1. Very nice presentation,will try tomorrow.thanks arthy

  2. Lovely Kolambu........First time on ur space.You have nice collections of recipes.........:)

  3. Very tasty kuzhambu

  4. In my opinion, Avarakka is a less tasty vegetable. After cooking as per your dirctions, I have changed my opinion. The curry has come out wxceptionally well and eeryone around me appreciated it. I pass on all those credis and accolades to you, Subbalskhmi. Best wishes to you.