|Avare- Chicken Curry|
Avarekalu (Hyancinth Beans), one of the Bangalorean's favorite beans and they prepare almost all yummy dishes from this seasonal beans. We had been to 'Avarekalu Mela' too which happens in Bangalore every year during this season. I was amazed to see the dishes they prepared from avarekalu including sweets like Gulab Jamoon, Mysore Pak, Son Papdi and many more. We tasted Akki Roti, Ragi Roti, Vada and Holige, all made with avarekalu. Hmmmm....Yummy. Avaekalu Akki Roti was in super demand ofcourse.
Coming back to my dish, I had tasted Mutton dish prepared with Avarekalu. Tried my hands on this dish, substituting Mutton with Chicken for dinner and I must say it was a hit. A must try dish who loves Avarekalu in any form. Even if you don't like the beans, avoid it and just keep it simple with just chicken.
Avarekalu (Hyancinth Beans) - 1/2 cup or more
Chicken - 750 g
Methi leaves chopped - 1/2 cup
Fresh coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
Tomato - 2 chopped
Coconut grated - 1/2 cup
Khus Khus - 1 and 1/2 tsp
Laung - 4
Dalchini - 1 inch
Green Cardamom - 2
Onion - 2 chopped
Green Chilli - 4
Red chilli - 5 to 6
Peppercorn - 5
Ginger - Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp
Dhania Powder - 3 tsp
Jeera/cumin seeds - 3/4 tsp
1. Make a paste of all the ingredients mentioned under 'To grind'
2. Take a cooker, add 1 tbsp oil and add chicken pieces. Add in all the ingredients- masala paste, avarekalu, methi leaves, coriander leaves and tomato. Add salt to taste.
3. Add water to the required consistency, mix well. Close the cooker lid and cook it till 1 or 2 whistle. This is optional, you can cook it directly without the cooker too but make sure avarekalu is already cooked.
Serve it with chapati, dosa, idli or even with hot steamed rice.