In English the name of Avarekai is either Flat Beans or Field Beans .They are grown in India and elsewhere, mainly during summer.The definition of a field bean - Old World upright plant grown especially for its large flat edible seeds but also as fodder.Other names for the field bean is:broad-bean, broad-bean plant, English bean, European bean, Vicia faba..
Rotti is a flat pancake made it either rice flour or Finger millet flour(ragi). Avarekalu rotti represents typical karnataka breakfast food. Here is the recipe
Avarekalu (papdi lilva)/Hitakabele if available -- 1cup
Grated coconut or fresh coconut pieces--1/2 cup
Rice flour -2cups
Sabsige soppu/dill-1small bunch
butter milk--1/2 cup
oil , salt and water..
microwave avarekalu till tender with a pinch of salt. Drain and reserve the drained water. In a mixing bowl, add rice flour and all the other ingrediants with chopped dill and mix it with buttermilk. If the mixture is too dry, add the reserved water for mixing. The consistency should be like a soft chapati dough. Now smear this with 2tsp oil and keep it aside for 15mins.
Take a non stick pan, smear your hands with oil , take a small piece of the dough and using your fingers spread it around the pan. The oil on your palm will help you expand the dough to the thick ness you want..
on a medium flame cook the rotti till brown spots appear. smear it with ghee or butter and serve with cold yogurt.
Optional: cook the rotti and garnish with fresh grated coconut and serve..