Broad Beans upkari(konkani style)

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   Ready to serve Broad beans upkari

Time taken – 45 minutes(including chopping the vegetable)

Serves 3-4

Broad beans/Chapparada avrekayi is available only for a couple of months in a year.  Though not very popular still i have relished it since my childhood days.  Of course it is not as tasty as the french beans and the Long beans  for sure and  it is a little bland to taste too.  I have put up Broad beans dry curry on this blog a year back.  Today i would like to put up simple upkari which is a classic combination with rice and Toor dal Rasam.  Here it goes!!!!

What you need to have:

1. Chopped Broad beans – 2 cups

2. Chopped potato – 1/2 cupIMG_0949

Chopped Broad beans & potatoes

Ingredients of Seasoning & garnishing:

1. Mustard seeeeds – 1 Teaspoon

2. Black gram dal – 1/2 Teaspoon

3. Asafoetida powder – 1/3 Teaspoon(hing)

4. Turmeric powder – 1/2 Teaspoon

5. Green chili – 2-3

6. Curry leaves – 2 strands

7. Salt -to taste

8. Sugar – 1/2 Teaspoon (optional)

9. Cooking oil – 1 Teaspoon

10. Fresh grated coconut – 2 Teaspoons(for garnishing)IMG_0952

          Ingredients of Seasoning & Garnishing

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash and chop Broad beans fine.  Also peal, wash and chop potatoes as well fine and keep it aside as shown in image-1.  Wash and slit green chili and grate coconut as well.

2. Place a wide skillet with 1 Teaspoon of cooking oil in it on low/medium flame.  When heated add mustard seeds to it.  Once it starts spluttering add black gram dal to it.  When fried add slit green chili, asafoetida powder and turmeric leaves to it.IMG_0953

      Seasoning in progress

3. When done add chopped Broad beans and potatoes from step-1 to it .  Add required quantity of salt, sugar  and close it with a lid.  Keep a close watch to see that if it is cooked every now and then so that it is not burnt.IMG_0954

       Chopped fresh veggies being added to the seasoning

4. Stir it with a spatula and allow it to cook till done.IMG_0955

                       Cooking in progress

5. When done add fresh grated from step-1 to it and enjoy with rice, rasam and papad!!!YummmmIMG_0956

  Fresh grated coconut being added to the dish

6. Transfer it to a serving bowl for a closer view of the dish.IMG_0958                                                              Ready to serve Broad beans upkari

Time taken – 45 minutes(including chopping the vegetable)

Serves – 3-4

Note: 1. Use preferably fresh and tender veggie for the dish for best results.

2. Sugar is optional but gives an awesome taste to the dish.


4 thoughts on “Broad Beans upkari(konkani style)

    Primerinamer said:
    February 23, 2014 at 4:06 am

    can i replace asafoetida powder with something else? maybe garlic powder?

      prathibalrao responded:
      February 23, 2014 at 7:21 am


      You can surely replace asafoetida with garlic powder. But you may also change the other ingredients of seasoning to turmeric powder, Dhania jeera powder, garlic powder and chili powder , which would be ideal i feel. You may even use chopped tomatoes in the first place for seasoning.

    Aruna Panangipally said:
    February 23, 2014 at 7:15 am

    I have never combined broad beans with potatoes. Time to try something new. 🙂

      prathibalrao responded:
      February 23, 2014 at 7:22 am

      Hi Aruna,

      Actually potato is a very good combinatio for this upkari for sure.

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