March 4, 2011

Hyacinth beans or Avaraikkai Poriyal

     Once upon a time, "Avaraikkai" was my favorite veggie. But now, will run like a child when my hubby bought this veggie. The sad reason behind that is, one fine day, NO No No, 1 sad day, my hubby went to the market to buy groceries for that week and me adviced my hubby to get extra some grams of veggie as my FIL is visiting my home. He left home with the groceries list in which i didnt mention to buy Avairaikai as we bought that last week. Once he left home, my FIL (Father-in-law) came from his home town, with half kg of Avaraikkai as they use to get all types country veggies in cheaper rate with fresh looking. I was convincing me by saying, Ok. Lets prepare this at the weekend. After 30 mins time, my hubby came with a half kg of Avaraikkai :( I was shocked and he gave the explanation as he couldnt find 1 of the veggie in the list given by me, so he bought that as an alternate. Friends, just think, for 2 members, v had 1 kg of Avaraikkai :( So, not to waste that, i prepared the veggie for 3 times in a week which made to hate this and finally emptied it. So this was that sad story :(



INGREDIENTS
Avaraikkai - 1/4 kg
Chopped Onion - 2 Nos.
Chopped Tomato - 1 No.
Turmeric Powder - Pinch
Chilly Powder - 1 spoon
Salt - To Taste
Oil - to Fry
Grated Coconut - 2 Pieces
Corainder Leaf - 2 Twigs
Mustard - 1 spoon
Curry Leaf - 1 Twig
Smashed Garlic - 4 Nos.

METHOD:
     Take a vessel, Boil chopped avaraikkai, turmeric powder, chilly powder, salt by adding half glass of water. Once its boiled, drain the excess water and keep aside. Keep a frying pan, heat 3 spoons of oil. Then add mustard, once it splutters up, add chopped onion, tomato, corainder leaf, curry leaf, smashed garlic, saute it for 5 mins. Then add boiled avaraikkai and fry it with sauted items. Add grated coconut, 5 mins before switch off the flame.

Note: Avaraikkai can be cooked in pressure cooker or in the frying pan along with sauted items like Tomato, Onion, Garlic etc.

Last but not least, How can i forget this. Cha !!! Its my 75th blog. Heyyyyyyyyyyy :)



16 comments:

Umm Mymoonah said...

It's true when you have lots of veggies for two, it's hard to finish. Your recipe sounds very delicious.

Sangeetha Nambi said...

@UM: So soon i received my first comment. Nice :)

savitha ramesh said...

Hearty atulations dear.Wonderful recipe and sad story.

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

Thats a sad funny story :) but i can understand the pain... The curry sounds delicious :)By the way congratulations on completing a milestone :)

Priya said...

Congrats on ur 75th post Sangeetha..love avaraikkai poriyal very much..

Sangeetha Nambi said...

@savitha: Really Sad story behind a wonderful recipe :)

Sangeetha Nambi said...

JJ Project: Funny Storrrrryyyyyyyyy :( :D

Sangeetha Nambi said...

@Priya: Thanks u so much Priya Madam :)

schmetterlingwords said...

Ya, such things happen to me also... anyways, your poriyal is as usual good :-) Hearty Congratulations on your 75th post !! :-)

Sangeetha Nambi said...

@schmetterlingwords: Oh so nice of u. Thank u so much. :)

Harika's Kitchen said...

Hmmm story was very interesting ha ha ha. Yummy yummy. Congrats on u r 75th post.

Torviewtoronto said...

first time in your site delicious avaraikkai with coconut is a delicious combination

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Congrats on your 75th post, I love love avarakkai poriyal,but make it rarely as no one lieks other than me at my home...

Sangeetha Nambi said...

@Harika: Laughing at my story ?? So sad of me Harika :((

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Raks: Sad of u :)

Sangeetha Nambi said...

@Torviewtoronto:Welcome and Keep Visiting :)

March 4, 2011

Hyacinth beans or Avaraikkai Poriyal

     Once upon a time, "Avaraikkai" was my favorite veggie. But now, will run like a child when my hubby bought this veggie. The sad reason behind that is, one fine day, NO No No, 1 sad day, my hubby went to the market to buy groceries for that week and me adviced my hubby to get extra some grams of veggie as my FIL is visiting my home. He left home with the groceries list in which i didnt mention to buy Avairaikai as we bought that last week. Once he left home, my FIL (Father-in-law) came from his home town, with half kg of Avaraikkai as they use to get all types country veggies in cheaper rate with fresh looking. I was convincing me by saying, Ok. Lets prepare this at the weekend. After 30 mins time, my hubby came with a half kg of Avaraikkai :( I was shocked and he gave the explanation as he couldnt find 1 of the veggie in the list given by me, so he bought that as an alternate. Friends, just think, for 2 members, v had 1 kg of Avaraikkai :( So, not to waste that, i prepared the veggie for 3 times in a week which made to hate this and finally emptied it. So this was that sad story :(



INGREDIENTS
Avaraikkai - 1/4 kg
Chopped Onion - 2 Nos.
Chopped Tomato - 1 No.
Turmeric Powder - Pinch
Chilly Powder - 1 spoon
Salt - To Taste
Oil - to Fry
Grated Coconut - 2 Pieces
Corainder Leaf - 2 Twigs
Mustard - 1 spoon
Curry Leaf - 1 Twig
Smashed Garlic - 4 Nos.

METHOD:
     Take a vessel, Boil chopped avaraikkai, turmeric powder, chilly powder, salt by adding half glass of water. Once its boiled, drain the excess water and keep aside. Keep a frying pan, heat 3 spoons of oil. Then add mustard, once it splutters up, add chopped onion, tomato, corainder leaf, curry leaf, smashed garlic, saute it for 5 mins. Then add boiled avaraikkai and fry it with sauted items. Add grated coconut, 5 mins before switch off the flame.

Note: Avaraikkai can be cooked in pressure cooker or in the frying pan along with sauted items like Tomato, Onion, Garlic etc.

Last but not least, How can i forget this. Cha !!! Its my 75th blog. Heyyyyyyyyyyy :)



16 comments:

Umm Mymoonah said...

It's true when you have lots of veggies for two, it's hard to finish. Your recipe sounds very delicious.

Sangeetha Nambi said...

@UM: So soon i received my first comment. Nice :)

savitha ramesh said...

Hearty atulations dear.Wonderful recipe and sad story.

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

Thats a sad funny story :) but i can understand the pain... The curry sounds delicious :)By the way congratulations on completing a milestone :)

Priya said...

Congrats on ur 75th post Sangeetha..love avaraikkai poriyal very much..

Sangeetha Nambi said...

@savitha: Really Sad story behind a wonderful recipe :)

Sangeetha Nambi said...

JJ Project: Funny Storrrrryyyyyyyyy :( :D

Sangeetha Nambi said...

@Priya: Thanks u so much Priya Madam :)

schmetterlingwords said...

Ya, such things happen to me also... anyways, your poriyal is as usual good :-) Hearty Congratulations on your 75th post !! :-)

Sangeetha Nambi said...

@schmetterlingwords: Oh so nice of u. Thank u so much. :)

Harika's Kitchen said...

Hmmm story was very interesting ha ha ha. Yummy yummy. Congrats on u r 75th post.

Torviewtoronto said...

first time in your site delicious avaraikkai with coconut is a delicious combination

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Congrats on your 75th post, I love love avarakkai poriyal,but make it rarely as no one lieks other than me at my home...

Sangeetha Nambi said...

@Harika: Laughing at my story ?? So sad of me Harika :((

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Raks: Sad of u :)

Sangeetha Nambi said...

@Torviewtoronto:Welcome and Keep Visiting :)