Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Avarekalu Rotti with Jawali kai kuttu palya

Avarekai also known as Lilva bean or Cow Beans is a winter speciality..Generally harvested before Sankranti festival, this bean is very flavorful with a unique texture. In many parts of Karnataka, this bean graces many dishes ranging from Sambhar , dal, Upma, dosas, rottis, curries and even sweets.

Here is an authentic Rice bread made exclusively with avarekai and scallions. It is very delicious and very simple to make.

To make the Avarekalu rotti you need:
1 cup boiled avarekai beans ( if you cannot find it, you can use lima beans or any other beans u like. If you find the dried beans, just dry roast them till they pop and boil them). Boil with 2 cups of water and do not strain the water.
1 bunch of spring onions/scallions chopped
1 cup chopped dhania leaves/cilantro
2 medium red onions chopped
2 cups rice flour
1cup very sour yogurt
Green chilies –6-7
Red chilly flakes (optional)
Hing- 1tsp
1tbsp jeera/cumin seeds
A pinch of turmeric
Salt to taste
Grated coconut (1/2 cup)

Method: Mix all the dry ingredients first and then add all the vegetables and coconut. Finally add yogurt and mix into a chapatti like soft dough. Cover and let it sit for 15mins. Now take a flat pan and smear with oil so that it wont stick. Also rub oil on ur finger tips, take a big orange sized ball of dough and spread on the flat pan gently with ur fingers so that it is equally spread in all directions. Spread it as thin as possible. On a medium flame roast this so that it cooks well. Add a tsp of oil around. Once golden spots begin to appear, Take it off from the stove and serve with a dollop of butter/ghee and any playa you like.

Cluster beans/Jawali kai kuttu playa Typically Rotti is served with this authentic Palya which is very healthy and delicious..This dish can be made both dry as well as a gravy version.

You need:
2 cups of cleaned jawali kai/chikkadikai/cluster beans

Grind together
with ¼ cup water
1tsps besan
½ cup coconut
1 tsp jeera
A pinch o hing
4-5 green chillies
Seasoning: 1tbsp oil, mustard seeds, hing, curry leaves

Method: Typically kuttu playa is made by pounding the raw beans till its broken and mushy. But we can drop it in a mixer or a food processor and pulse it for a few secons to do the same process. Microwave this mixture for 7mins with very little water till the beans are cooked

Take a Kadai and add all the seasonins in the oil. Now add the ground paste and fry for 3-4mins till all the besan cooks well. If you need a gravy version you can add water at this point or else, add the cooked mushy beans, add salt and mix well for 2-3minutes and serve. This can also be eaten with rice or chapatti.


Cham said...

OMG very pretty the avarakai roti!

Anonymous said...

very nutritious recipe, I love avarekalu.


Kitchen Flavours said...

Never heard of these before. Rotti looks yum. You can send this to MLLA i think.

Asha said...

Avarakalu rotti! Woman, you are killing me!!!!!!

Smitha said...

Avarekalu rotti.. i did give my life for it.. looks so good! not familiar with kuttu palya though but nothing it down for future reference!

Paru ... said...

Thanks Cham, I luv this rotti as well..

Yes Kaushalya, very nutrious recipe with lots of veggies in them.

What is MLLA Kitchen flavours?

Asha, I dont think anybody can say no to Avarekalu rotti :) I agree..

Smitha, glad to know you luv this rotti. Kuttu palya is a delicacy in udupi villages with people who did not have grinders and mixers..Try it and its yumm..

n33ma said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.Avarekallu roti is new to me thou I'm from Karnataka.

Usha said...

This is such a delicious and healthy dish...love it :-)

Deepa Hari said...

Never tasted them...looks nice and healthy too.

LG said...

avrekai rotti sakkathagi ide ri aa gindi li tuppa ittidiralla adara jote rotti is slurp!

Sujatha said...

Avarakkai roti looks awesome Paru! it sounds very unique and creative.. I wish I get avarakkai at my place..:-( I see it very rare at my place.. I'll look for this vegetable from now on.. :)

Preety said...

i am not sure which beans is that but recipe looks good and nutritious too

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

thanks for visiting my blog! You have a great collection of recipes... this is great way to use averakai.. i have made akki roti but never struck my mind to add averakai in it.

and you sevai is mouthwatering.... yummy

Archy said...

yummy avarekalu rotti with kuttu palya, must have tasted great.. I'm craving for avarekalu now, love it !!

Ashwini said...

OMG Averekalu rotti nan fav..Bayalli neeru surithayide..Kuttu kellilla ..yummy agi kanisuthide...Try maduthini..

Madhumathi said...

Hi thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.You have wonderful collection of Karanatake recipes..The roti is drooling me .

Suma Rajesh said...

mouthwatering and tempting recipe.