29 AVAREKALU/FRESH FIELD BEANS PALAV

Averakaalu/Fresh Field Beans/Mochai Kottai/Papdi Lilva/ Pachi Anumulu Palav(pulao)

This is a very common kind of palav prepared during the November or December month when the availability of fresh field beans is more back home. But here in my place we do not get these fresh beans, so instead can use a pack of frozen field beans.


Rice- 2 cups
Fresh field beans - 1 cup
Onion - 1 large chopped thinly
Garlic - 8
Ginger - 1 inch
Green chillies - 5
Mint leaves - a handful
Cilantro/coriander leaves - few sprigs
Coconut grated - 3 or 4 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Spices- Bay leaf, cumin seeds,cinnamon, cardamom, clove, ani star - few
Oil - 3 tbsp
Lime juice - few drops



Wash and soak rice for 15 minutes.
Cook fresh field beans in water on stove top for 15 minutes( until half cooked). Keep aside can also save the cooked water.

Grind together few pieces of onion, coconut, ginger, garlic , green chillies and cilantro leaves to fine paste

Heat oil in a pressure pan and add all the spices. Wait for few seconds and add the chopped onions. Fry till light brown and add the ground paste. Fry till the raw smell leaves. Next add the mint leaves along with the cooked beans and suate for 2 - 3 minutes. Also add drained rice and saute. Next add water totally around 4 cups and allow it to boil. Also add salt and lime juice. Cover and cook till done or can even transfer to a rice cooker and cook till done. Serve with any raita and or any spicy gravy.

As a variation instead of grinding coconut you can use coconut milk ( half of coconut milk and half of water to cook the rice). Will be really flavorful.

Sending this to SriLekha's EFM- Rice event






29 comments/Reactions:

Priya said...

Delicious pulao looks really green and tempting..I do pick a frozen pack now..

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Never bought this beans ,must give a try.Interesting

sheelaseng said...

Excellent presentation Padma.
Its really mouthwatering,I want to try this.

sheelaseng

Pavithra said...

Looks so yummy wish to have that plate atleast a spoon for taste.. wonderful rice dish.

Gulmohar said...

Green and tempting pulav..Never used this beans to make pulav..

kothiyavunu said...

Nice one padma...Sounds interesting.looks so yummmm...Nice presentation...Same pinch...today my posting will be pulav.:)

Padma said...

Thank you Priya, Sailaja, Sheela, Pavithra, Gulmohar and Sandhya for your lovely comments :)
Pavithra you are welcome anytime dear :)
Will wait for your post Kothiyavunu :)

Sarah Naveen said...

I have never tasted this...
Looks really yummy!!!

BangaloreBaker said...

I love this and picture makes me feel like making it. Nice picture.

shanthi said...

Love the green colour and never tried a pulao with avarakkai seed.

Malar Gandhi said...

Love fresh green mochai kai (in Tamil), they have very earthy flavour..first time seeing in rice form, looks delicious.

Padma said...

Thank your Sarah, Champa, Shanthi and Malar :)

Rekha shoban said...

really gud one...nice presentation.

DEESHA said...

I have never made a pulav out of it .. looks nice

Aysha said...

Tempting and mouth watering presentation Padma....

Nandini said...

I used to buy that pack when living in Florida. Anyway, that pulav looks delicious and yummy!

Sushma Mallya said...

well presented padma,and nice rice too

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Wonderful pulav Padma..Nice post..

kitchen queen said...

tasty pulao and nice presentation.

Suparna said...

hey padma,nice idea to make pulao with lilva :) I'll try ;)

Parita said...

I just made surti lilva today morning :-)
Never made pulav with it...will ask my mom to make for me :)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

That looks really delicious, never made pulav with surti.

munchcrunchandsuch said...

padma, just yest, I picked these beans..probably not the beans alone..incuding the avrekalu..anyways, thats a long story..i went for something else and i got this.i cant wait to try something with these beans

Gita said...

Healthy dish with awesome presentation...your new template looks good Padma :)

Babli said...

Pulav looks tempting and delicious. Thanks for your lovely recipe.

Shri said...

Looks very tempting...I like to eat them just boiled..This is a nice recipe, Padma!

lissie said...

Pulao sounds delicious, Padama! Awesome recipe!

my kitchen said...

Delicious green pulav,looks tempting

Pari said...

Hmm my favorite beans Padma, and I am wondering how I missed out this post. The pulao looks interesting, I have been cooking with these beans through this month and have posted a few recipes myself.

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