Avarekalu is also known as 'Hyacinth Bean' or 'Indian Bean' in English. This is mostly available in winter season from October to February. Avarekalu Saaru( Curry) is the most popular and delicious Bangalorean dish. They include this in upma's, curries, roti's, salads and even desserts.
Today's special dish is Avarekalu Saaru/ Curry.
AvareKalu/ Indian Beans - 2 cups
Onion - 1 (big size) chopped
Tomatoes -2 ( medium sized) chopped
Haldi/ Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Green Chillies - 6
Garam Masala powder - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Ginger- garlic paste - 1 and 1/2 tsp
Fresh grated coconut - 2-3 tbsp
1. Pressure cook Avarekalu , chopped onions and tomatoes with little water for 1 or 2 whistle.
2. Grind coconut, green chillies, ginger-garlic paste and garam masala to a fine paste
3. Add this paste to the cooked Indian beans and add enough water.
4. Add Salt to taste and cook till oil separates.
Serve it as a side dish with Chapati, Roti or even with hot rice.