Indian Broad Beans Curry/ Avaraikai Curry

Indian Broad Beans Curry/ Avaraikai Curry

Chikudukaya Curry:

Chikudukaya kura. Avarikai Curry. Pattai Avarai kai Vadhakkal. Indian Broad Beans Salan. Snow Peas Curry.

Today’s recipe is one kind of curry that I used to whip in no time. I used to make this kind of quick fix subzi and curry back then…when I didn’t own a mixie(blender)!! Now, with so many modern gadgets aroud, I hardly feel like using them! While studying, I really managed with only basics…two pans, two spatula, one knife, one plate…hehe. Trust me, with 2 or 3 basic ingredients, it used to taste divine.:) And I happen to be pretty fast(wonder where it went now)!! There were days, when I get up early in the morning to study, tidy-up the room and also fix something like’ one pot masala rice and get ready for the exam!!! My roomies used to pull my legs, saying…Even though we mess up in the paper, we never messed up a meal, haha:):)


Indian Broad beans 250 grams
Onion 1 large finely chopped
Garlic 1 minced
Ginger 1″ grated
Tomatoes 2 small – crushed
Turmeric 1/4 spoon
Chili powder 1/2 spoon
Curry leaves – a spring
Oil few spoons.


In a wide wok, heat oil. Add ginger-garlic, onion and followed by tomatoes. Now also add all the powdered spices.

Finally add the vegetable, cover and cook over medium heat. Once it is tender, remove from heat. Serve as a side dish for chappathis or rotis.


23 Responses so far.

  1. really malar very easy to prepare one.when we moved to usa i was also doing with basics for some days.
    nice color and looks delicious good yarr

  2. My hubby prepares it this way :) Definitely a quickie and very tasty too…simple ones always taste gr8.

  3. divya says:

    Yummy …and nice color too,beautiful & very well presented…thanks for sharing such a nice recipe…

  4. It sure looks great and lovely and sounds easy too.

  5. This is a great recipe..all i know to do with these is a sort of stir fry…thanks for the recipe dear.

  6. says:

    This curry looks delicious with a beautiful vibrant colour.

  7. Priya says:

    Definitely a tasty curry , love it with curd rice.

  8. Leena says:

    Looks very delicious… love avarekayi..yummy

  9. Peanutts says:

    never cooked with broad beans , curry looks lovely

  10. Nithu says:

    Avarakai is my fav veggie. My mom used to make this all time. Love your spicy averakkai curry. Yummmyyyyyy

  11. SS says:

    I love this green veggie/….But its been like a year i havnt tasted it here in US:) Good to see it on your blog MG

  12. Rekha shoban says:

    new combo really healthy one.

  13. AshKuku says:

    Always knew & saw them in the store..but never really prepared because, did not know how to! But Now I’m sure, I can copy u….. Looks tempting..& would love to give it a try soon…. :-)


  14. nice curry perfect with rotis n rice

  15. Malar, avarakkai curry rombha nalla irukku naan poriyal thaan seithurukken.

    Malar, i read ur mail dear am soo happy dear will reply on monday cos on weekends i wont get time to sit relax dear its reverse to you, u will be busy in weekdays n am busy in weekends.Take Care of u ter. Enjoy ur weekend with ur hubby.

  16. Yummy and healthy.. looks perfect.. :)

  17. Very new avarakkai preparation Malar…I usually make it like beans poriyal…yours preparation with tomatoes sounds very flavorful :)

  18. Krishnaveni says:

    delicious avarakka curry…looks great

  19. RAKS KITCHEN says:

    Love this veggie a lot,nice curry looks good Malar!

  20. Hema says:

    Malar, I am so jealous about this recipe. I love avaraikai the most. The bad thing is I could not able to get here. Pass the plate to me please…

  21. Soma Pradhan says:

    I like to have broad beans a lot..They r the healthiest in the bean and legume category

  22. Vinolia says:

    your room-mates are right, they’ve been lucky to have you in the room :)

    avarkkai curry sounds simple and tasty Malar !!

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