Thursday, June 9, 2011

Avarakkai Soya bean koottu/Flat beans Gravy with Soya bean

I love Flat beans/Avarakkai very much, I buy lots of them in its season and cook curry & gravy often.
One of the recipe with flat beans that I do is arachuvecha koottu /gravy with any chickpeas. This time I tried the gravy with soya bean. It has all the flavors of coconut, coriander, peanut in the Flat bean and Soya bean & it makes yummy combo with rice and papad.
Cut Flat beans - 2 cups
Soya bean - 1/2 cup(soaked overnight)
Moong Dal - 2 tsp
Salt to taste

For Tadka:
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds  -1 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Chana dal - 1/2 tsp
Hing - a pinch
Curry leaves - 5 -6

For grinding:
Red chilli - 1 (you can add more if you want it spicier)
Coriander seeds - 2 tsp
Chana Dal - 1 tsp
Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Peanuts - 1 tsp
Urad Dal - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Coconut - 1/4 cup

Pressure cook Flat beans, Soya beans and Moong dal together.

Fry and grind the ingredients given under 'For grinding'.

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. Once it splutters, add all the other ingredients under 'For Tadka'.
Now add the cooked beans and ground mixture into it. 
Add salt to taste. 
Let it cook altogether for 10 minutes.

Its all yours now. Its heaven when you eat with rice and Papad. Believe me!


  1. Kootu looks wonderful and inviting. Delicious preparation.

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  2. Very healthy and tempting recipe.. kootu looks perfect !!
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  3. I never make these beans with dal. New to me.
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  4. Healthy nutritious and tempting kootu...fantastic and unique..

  5. Looks so delicious ! I too prepare it in the same way

  6. very healthy and interesting kottu !!

  7. wonderful kootu,healthy and yummy

  8. Healthy and protein rich kootu, loving it.

  9. Healthy n flavorful curry:-) Yumm

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