Avarakkai Poricha Kootu Recipe - Broad Beans Kootu Recipe

The Avarakkai Poricha Kootu Recipe is a comforting side dish cooked along with moong dal and tempered with curry leaves, urad dal, mustard seeds and hing. It is a typical south Indian dish that is usually had along with Rasam and Steamed rice.

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Avarakkai Poricha Kootu Recipe - Broad Beans Kootu Recipe
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Avarakkai Poricha Kootu Recipe is a comforting side dish from south India. Avarakkai in other words called as broad beans is a wonderful legume which is rich in proteins and fibre. It is also a good source of minerals like potassium, iron and zinc.

Poricha kootu is a traditional recipe from Tamil Nadu, the vegetable is usually steamed separately and mixed along a cooked dal. A tempering of mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves is drizzled on top over the end to complete the dish.

Serve the Avarakkai Poricha Kootu Recipe along with Thakkali Rasam Recipe, Keerai MasiyalSteamed rice and papad for a wholesome Indian lunch or Indian dinner

If you are looking for more Kootu recipes here are some : 

  1. Chow Chow Poricha Kootu Recipe
  2. Manathakkali Kootu Recipe
  3. Mixed Vegetable Poricha Kootu Recipe

Cuisine: Tamil Nadu
Course: Side Dish
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

25 M

Total in

35 M


4 Servings


  • 200 grams Avarekai (Broad Beans) , chopped
  • 1/2 cup Yellow Moong Dal (Split) , cooked
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • Ingredients to be ground
  • 1/2 cup Fresh coconut
  • 4 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt , to taste
  • Ingredients for seasoning
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1 teaspoon Coconut Oil
  • 1 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split)

How to make Avarakkai Poricha Kootu Recipe - Broad Beans Kootu Recipe

  1. To begin making the Avarakkai Poricha Kootu Recipe ; we will first cook the moong dal lentils with about 1 cup of water in a pressure cooker, along with a 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder and salt to taste.

  2. Pressure cook for at least 4 whistles and turn off the heat. Allow the pressure to release naturally and keep the cooked dal aside.

  3. Place the Avarakkai in the pressure cooker, add a pinch of salt and 2 tablespoons water and pressure cook for one whistle. Once done, turn off the heat and release the pressure immediately.  

  4. Releasing the pressure immediately will help, retaining the bright green color of Avarakkai.

  5. Add the cooked Avarakkai to the cooked moong dal and give it a stir.

  6. The next step is to grind the Avarakkai Kootu masala.

  7. Into the mixer grinder, add the grated coconut, cumin seeds, curry leaves and the red chilli into a smooth paste. Add couple of tablespoons of water for grinding, this will help the coconut to blend well with the chillies.

  8. Add the kootu masala to the Avarakkai and the dal. Stir well to combine. Check the salt and adjust according to taste.

  9. Heat oil in a tadka pan; add the mustard seeds, halved white urad dal and allow them to crackle. Allow the dal to roast well until lightly browned and crisp on medium heat. Stir in the curry leaves and turn off the heat.

  10. Once done, add this seasoning to the mixed Avarakkai Kootu and give it a stir.

  11. When you are ready to serve, give it a brisk boil. You can adjust the consistency of the Avarakkai Kootu by adding a little water - keep in mind that Kootu as a dish is typically on a thicker side. 

  12. Transfer the Avarakkai Kootu to a serving bowl and serve hot.

  13. Serve the Avarakkai Poricha Kootu Recipe along with Thakkali Rasam RecipeKeerai MasiyalSteamed rice and papad for a wholesome Indian lunch or Indian dinner