Avarekaalu Usli (Broad Bean In Gravy) Recipe

Avarekaalu Usli (Broad Bean In Gravy) Recipe
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Avarekaalu or Broad beans are available in Karnataka during the winter season. This bean is soft, mushy and has a distinct aroma. My mom used to prepare a number of dishes using this bean. Avarekaal rotti and avarekaal usli have been my long time favourites since then. Avarekaalu Usli is a simple gravy recipe made with Broad beans and spices.

Serve Avarekaalu Usli with Roti or Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha for your weekday lunch or dinner.

You can also try other gravy based recipes such as

  1. Soya Kheema Masala
  2. Egg Butter Masala
  3. Mooga Gathi


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Course: Dinner
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

40 M


4 Servings


  • 2 cups Avarekai (Broad Beans) , fresh or frozen
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 3 to 4 Green Chillies , finally chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic , grated
  • Lemon juice , from 1 lemon
  • pinch Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • Salt , as required
  • For tempering
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1/2 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split)
  • Curry leaves , few

How to make Avarekaalu Usli (Broad Bean In Gravy) Recipe

  1. To begin making the Avarekaalu Usli, heat oil in a pressure cooker and add mustard seeds and urad dal. Once the mustard seeds splutter, add the curry leaves, green chillies, garlic, ginger and onions.

  2. Sauté till the onions are translucent. At this point add the broad beans and sauté for few minutes.

  3. After few minutes, add turmeric powder and salt. Finally, add the lime juice and cook for 2 whistles and garnish with coriander leaves.

  4. Serve Avarekaalu Usli with Roti or Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha for your weekday lunch or dinner.