Avaraikkai Kootu | Broad Beans Kootu | Easy Kootu Recipes

Broad Beans Kootu

I have tried Avaraikkai Kootu several times. My favorite vegetable is Avaraikkai. Being a health conscious person, Gj buys if often because it is good for cholesterol and diabetes. I wanted to post this recipe for a long time. Every time when I click pictures, something would happen. I would have surprise guests at home or Sanvi will need me at once. This time I successfully took all the pictures. Avaraikkai Kootu is very simple to make. It goes well with rice, and I like it with Rotis too. Among Avaraikkai recipes, I like Avaraikkai Sambar,Broad Beans Packs, and Avarakkai Verkadalai Poriyal. Lets move on to my favorite kootu Avaraikkai Kootu….

Broad Beans Kootu

Preparation Time: 7 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Recipe Category: Lunch
Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 3
Recipe Adapted: Chef Shanthi Vijaykrishnan

Broad Beans Kootu


Toor dal – 1/2 cup
Avaraikkai (Broad Beans) – 1 cup
Gram dal (Channa Dal) – 1 teaspoon
Grated Coconut – 1 tablespoon
Red Chillies – 3 nos.
Cumin Seeds (Jeeragam) – 1/4 teaspoon
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander Leaves – 1 sprig

To Season

Oil – 1 teaspoon
Mustard Seeds – 1/4 teaspoon
Urad Dal – 1/4 teaspoon


1. Pressure cook toor dal by adding 1.5 cups of water for 3 whistles. It will take about 10 minutes. Then wait for some time, release the pressure, and open the cooker lid. The toor dal should be mushy if not just mash it with a ladle.

Broad Beans Kootu

2.  Boil Avaraikkai (Broad Beans) using 1.5 cups of water and a pinch of salt. Once the avaraikkai is boiled, keep it aside. Add just 1/2 teaspoon of oil in a pan, and fry bengal gram. Once it turns light brown, keep it aside.

Broad Beans Kootu
3. Grind cumin seeds, fried Gram dal (Channa Dal), coconut and red chillies without adding water. Keep it aside.

Broad Beans Kootu
4. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan, and add mustard seeds. When mustard seeds splutter, add Urad Dal. Now add the mushy Toor dal and cook for 3 minutes. Then add the boiled avaraikkai along with the water. Cook for 2 more minutes.

Broad Beans Kootu

5. Add a pinch of turmeric powder and salt. Cook for a minute or so and then add the ground mixture. Lower the flame and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir well. Add coriander leaves. Switch off the flame.

Broad Beans Kootu

Now Avaraikkai Kootu is ready!

You can serve Avaraikkai Kootu with the following:
Beans and Carrot Poriyal, Cabbage Stir-Fry, Kovakkai Fry / Tindora Fry, Plantain Poriyal, Avarakkai Verkadalai Poriyal, Beans Paruppu Usili,Brinjal Pepper Masala, Brinjal Pirattal, Broccoli Poriyal,Cabbage Capsicum Curry, Chettinadu Cauliflower Fry, Plantain Fry, Turnip Poriyal

Broad Beans Kootu


  • You can also fry the coconut separately and grind it along with red chillies, cumin seeds and fried Gram dal (Channa Dal).
  • If the kootu is watery, add a tablespoon of rice flour and mix well to avoid lumps. Cook in medium flame for just 2 minutes and then you are done.

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