Karnataka Style Avarekalu Usli Recipe

A wonderful combination of Hyacinth Beans/ Avarekalu and grated coconut makes a perfect evening snack with a hot cup of Chai. The tempering of mustard seeds and curry leaves will give you good aroma and as well brings out a wonderful flavour to the dish.

Nithya Anantham
Karnataka Style Avarekalu Usli Recipe
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Hyacinth Beans are called the Avarekalu in Kannada. Many dishes are prepared using Avarekalu during the winter months and Avarekalu Usli Recipe is one of the famous ones from the state of Karnataka.

The hyacinth beans are boiled and then tempered in a simple tadka of mustard and curry leaves, finished with a grated coconut, cumin, green chilli mix. It can be had as it is as an evening snack or as a part of the lunch menu. Hyacinth beans contains the highest amount of iron, zinc and copper making it a highly nutritional.

Serve the Avarekalu Usli Recipe as a tea time snack along with a cup of Adrak Chai.

If you like this recipe, here are a few more Usli Recipes

  1. Togarikaayi Usli Recipe (Green Pigeon Peas)
  2. Andhra Style Patoli Recipe (Dal Usli/ Crumbled Dal Recipe)
  3. Menthia Keerai Paruppu Usili Recipe (Steamed Lentil Crumbled With Fenugreek Leaves)

Cuisine: Karnataka
Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

5 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

20 M


4 Servings


  • 2 cups Avarekai (Broad Beans)
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 4 tablespoons Fresh coconut
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split)
  • 2 Dry red chillies
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Cooking oil
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Karnataka Style Avarekalu Usli Recipe

  1. To begin making Avarekalu Usli Recipe, wash and pressure cook the avarekalu by adding 1 cup of  water into a pressure cooker and cook it for 2 whistles and keep aside for the pressure to release naturally.

  2. Make a coarse mix of grated coconut, green chilli, cumin seeds using a mixer grinder and keep aside.

  3. Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds, urad dal, red chillies and let it crackle.

  4. Add the curry leaves and let it splutter.

  5. Add the chopped onion, saute until it turns slightly translucent.

  6. Add the cooked avarekalu, season with salt and saute until it all comes together.

  7. Add the prepared coconut mix, coriander leaves, mix well and switch off the heat.

  8. Serve the Avarekalu Usli Recipe as a tea time snack along with a cup of Adrak Chai.

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Last Modified On Wednesday, 25 July 2018 10:26
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