Avrekalu Usli

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Avrekalu Usli

How long it takes: 45 minutes

Number of servings: 2-3

The season for Avrekalu/Surthi Beans is drawing to an end, and I have a few other recipes that I will keep for the next season. This recipe for avrekalu usli is an easy one for beginners and yummy one too.  Only thing it specially requires is a little patience to peel it doubly. This dish can be relished as a tiffin and also can be a luch side dish with rice or with chapati and jwari roti too.

What you need to have:

1. Hithukubele – 1 cup (double pealed Avrekalu)

2. Mustard seeds – 1 Teaspoon

3. Blackgram dal – 1/2 Teaspoon

4, Chana dal – 1 Teaspoon

5. Cumin seeds – 1/2 Teaspoon

6. Turmeric powder – 1 Teaspoon

7. Curry leaves – 2 Sprigs

8. Lemon juice – 1/2 Teaspoon

9. Cilantro chopped -m A handful(for garnishing)

10. Salt – To taste                                                                           

Surthi beans soaked in water to peel again

Hithukubele (Double-peeled surthi beans)

Ingredients of seasoning & garnishing

Ingredients of Wet Masala:

1. Fresh grated coconut – 2 Tablespoon

2. Green chilly – 2-3

3. Ginger – 1″ piece                                                                                                                                                                      Ingredients of wet masala

What you do with what you have:

1. Cook double peeled surthi beans (hithukubele) in cooker adding a little water and salt till fine and keep it aside.

2. Grind the ingredients of wet masala in the mixer/grinder adding water in steps to a medium coarse consistency.

Ground wet masala

3. Place a broad-based pan with 2 teaspoons of cooking oil on low flame. When hot, add mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, cumin seeds, turmeric powder and also curry leaves to it.Seasoning in progress

4. Now add the ground masala from step-2 to it and fry it till it turns a little dry.

Wet masala being fried in seasoning

5. When done, add cooked beans from step-1 to it and stir well checking for salt. Add chopped cilantro too.

Cooked beans & cilantro being added

6. When cooled, transfer it to a bowl and add lemon juice to it. One can even enjoy it for a tiffin snack or as a side dish for roti too.

Ready to serve Avrekalu Usli

How long it takes: 45 minutes

Number of servings: 2-3

Good to remember:

1. Fresh avrekalu should be used for better taste.

2. Double peeling is a must for this dish. Else it will not be tasty.

3. Some people add onion in place of cumin.

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