Avarekalu Payasa Recipe - Broad Beans Payasa

Avarekalu Payasa Recipe is a delicious and aromatic payasa or kheer with cooked field beans and grated coconut along with jaggery. Make this during festivals and this will be a winner at your dining table.

Swathy Nandhini
Avarekalu Payasa Recipe - Broad Beans Payasa
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Avarekalu Payasa is a traditional Karnataka sweet prepared with field beans. The payasa is delightful with the flavors of Avarekalu, coconut, jaggery and poppy seeds. It is delicious, healthy and can be prepared for any festival.

Serve Avarekalu Payasa as a dessert after a Karnataka Style meal of Karnataka Style Majjige Huli RecipeSteamed Rice and Akki Peni Sandige (Rice idiyappam Fryums)

If you like this recipe, here are a few more Payasam Recipes, that you can make during festivals:

  1. Little Millet Payasam Recipe (Kutki/ Sama Payasam)
  2. Mango Payasam Recipe
  3. Semiya Payasam With Coconut Milk Recipe (Semolina Pudding)

Cuisine: Karnataka
Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

25 M


4 Servings


  • 1/2 cup Avarekalu / Lilva Beans
  • 1/3 cup Fresh coconut
  • 3 teaspoons Poppy seeds
  • 1/3 cup Jaggery
  • Salt , a pinch
  • 3 cloves Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
  • 2 teaspoon Ghee
  • 10 Cashew nuts
  • 10 Sultana Raisins

How to make Avarekalu Payasa Recipe - Broad Beans Payasa

  1. To begin making Avarekalu Payasa Recipe, wash the field beans and add them in a pressure cooker with enough water. Pressure cook for one whistle and turn of the flame, allow the pressure to release naturally. 

  2. Once pressure releases, drain the beans from the water and keep aside. The field beans shouldn’t be cooked mushy. You can also de-skin it if needed; de skinning adds a smooth texture to the payasa.  

  3. In a mixer-jar, add grated coconut, poppy seeds and cardamom in a mixer, add very little water and grind into thick paste. Keep aside.

  4. Place a heavy bottom pan on a low flame, add jaggery and a little water to dissolve jaggery. Once it is dissolved, filter the jaggery syrup to remove impurities. 

  5. Add it back to the pan and now add the ground coconut paste and cooked avarekalu. On a low flame boil the payasa for 10 -12 minutes. Keep stirring and mash the beans lightly if you want a smooth texture. Turn off the flame. 

  6. Meanwhile, in a separate pan, add a tablespoon of ghee and fry the cashew nuts and raisins. Once the cashews are brown turn off the flame. 

  7. Add this to the Payasa and mix well. The delicious avarekalu payasa is ready.

  8. Serve Avarekalu Payasa as a dessert after a Karnataka Style meal of Karnataka Style Majjige Huli Recipe, Steamed Rice and Akki Peni Sandige (Rice idiyappam Fryums)