AVAREKAI PULAO | LEAN BEAN RICE

Avarekai Pulao, rice, veggies and spices cooked in one pot, making nutritious meals, a breeze!
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Avarekai Pulao, avarekai rotti, avarekai saaru, avarekai sweet are just a few of the dishes made from the humble broad bean or avarekai during winter. Rich in protein and fibre, broad beans are highly nutritious and apparently, are popular on weight loss menus. Well, if you ask me, who really cares about how good they are for your health when they are just so darn delicious! Continue reading

BEANS TALIMPU|BEANS & LENTILS WITH DILL

Beans Talimpu
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Beans Talimpu is my mom’s recipe. It tastes great with hot rice. She also makes a rasam/soup with the water used to boil the veggies and lentils. I used to walk in home and my mom used to serve these with hot rice and ghee (clarified butter)….. Foodie heaven. The lentils I have used for this recipe is split pigeon peas (toor dal) but you could easily substitute it with mixed lentil bag that is easily available at every supermarket or just any lentil you have on hand. The process for cooking remains the same. Dill is a herb with… Continue reading

VAL BEAN STIR FRY | AVAREKAI USALI

Avarekai Usali
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My trips to the grocery store are marked with me picking up anything that looks fresh, most of which I recognize from when my mom used to make them for me.  I have to be honest though. I really do not know the names of some veggies and greens and I don’t even bother to look at the placards! I just know they taste good and they are fresh and they are healthy. Out of habit, I picked up these beans, cooked them and decided to share the recipe. That’s when it hit me “I have no clue what it… Continue reading