Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Avrekaal masala

Avrekaayi is very famous in Karnataka. This comes only in particular season. Back home, during this avrekaal season, most of the dishes at home have this as an ingredient.

Avrekaaye is one of my favorite. Back home they make so many varieties out of it. Most famous is avrekaalu masala, pithakapappu and ellora sweet

In US we get these beans in frozen section called surti papdi. But nothing beats the flavour & taste of the fresh beans .


-Peel the external skin of the beans. Soak the beans in luke warm water for about 2- 3 hrs. Then again peel the internal skin of the beans.
-Dry those beans with a dry cloth/paper towels.
-Deep fry them in oil until it becomes crispy. Take it out and keep it aside.
-In a separate pan, Add some ghee.Add roasted channa dal, cashwenuts and peanuts. fry for sometime. Add the fried beans in to it and just heat them for a while. Switch off and remove from the stove.
-Add salt and red chilli powder and mix well.

Your Avrekaal masala is ready . enjoiiiiiiiiii!!!!
You can store this in an airtight container and have it for a month or two.
Note:-Do not add salt and red chilli powder while frying.

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Anonymous said...

I wondered what these beans were, when say it in ur orkut album? So it is surti papdi... i love it too and as u said, nothing tastes better than fresh beans. We call it anapa kaya. The most popular item we make with is tempered anapa kaya. Boil the beans and temper it with jeera, mustard, curry leaves, onion, green chilies and garlic. As you said, there are many varieties that can be made with surti papdi

Priti said...

Nice...I love averkaali too....

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Looks yummy and tempting..