Thursday, March 17, 2016

Sem Aloo Ki Sabzi-Avarakkai Urulai Kizhangu Curry-Broad Beans Potato Curry

Broad Beans Potato Curry is a very simple and delicious curry made with broad beans and potato. It is a perfect accompaniment for both rice and chapati. My little kitchen garden continues to produce bountiful harvests of broad beans/ avarakkai. So here I am with another delicious and easy broad beans curry recipe.

Broad Beans Potato Curry-Avarakkai Potato curry

Broad Beans(Avarakkai) Potato Curry

Avarakkai Potato Curry

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 3-4
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Broad Beans - 3 cups or 270 grams
   Potato - 2 medium or 1 cup chopped
   Onion - 2 medium size
   Salt to taste

   Spice Powder

   Chilli Powder - 3/4 tsp or as needed
   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
   Coriander powder - 2 tsp
   Cumin Powder - 1 tsp

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 2 tbsp
   Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
   Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
   Asafoetida/Hing - a pinch
   Curry leaves - a sprig


Wash and string the broad beans. Chop it as shown in the picture below (2 cm length).

Wash, peel the skin and chop potatoes into medium sized cubes.

Chop onions and keep it aside. Keep all the seasoning ingredients and spice powder ready.

ingredients for avarakkai curry


Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan/kadai, add mustard seeds, when it sizzles, add cumin seeds, hing and curry leaves.

Add chopped onions and saute until it turns transparent.

sauteing onions

Add cubed potatoes, turmeric powder, little salt (for potatoes alone) and saute for 2 minutes on medium heat.

Add 1/4 cup of water and cook covered on medium heat stirring in between for 3-4 minutes.

how to make avarakkai potato curry

Add the chopped broad beans and mix well.

sem aloo ki sukhi sabji

Add another 1/4 cup of water and cook covered.

Avarakkai Urulai Kizhangu Curry

After a few minutes, add all the spice powder mentioned under "spice powder", salt needed and mix well.

Sprinkle water and cook covered, stirring from time to time until the vegetables become tender.

Sem Aloo Ki Sabzi

Enjoy delicious broad beans potato curry with rice or with chapati.

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  1. Nice recipe for making broad beans curry. My mom used to add some finely chopped ginger, for those who love ginger flavour!

  2. I tried it and came out well. This is the first time i tried this combination. Thank you.


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