Oct 1, 2011

Beans Urulai Kilangu Avial / Beans Potato Avial

In our house probably we will have avial thrice a week...Each time amma makes this with different vegetables..

Some day she will make tomato avial or drumstick avial or yam avial and many more..Each time the flavours will be completely different and unique...

Today I am going to share my mums favorite avial using Beans and Potato.The vegetables are cooked in a spicy green coconut sauce...Totally delicious..

I would advice you to make the tempering using coconut oil..Because she always used that so I do..

I can give you a tip too,Whenever you are making any dish that have some form of coconut in it..try using coconut oil in that..because that enhances the flavour of the entire dish..

Ok no more delay..Off to the recipe..


Beans-15 cut into a inch size
Potato-3 cut into a inch size
Turmeric powder-1 tsp
Tamarind paste-1 tsp mixed with some water
Salt to taste

For Grinding:
Coconut-1 cup
Green chilli-3
Curry leaves-1 spring
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi-1 tsp

For Tempering:
Coconut oil-1 tblspn
Mustard seeds / Kaduku -1 tsp
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam – 1 tsp
Curry leaves -1 spring


Take beans,potato,turmeric and salt in a kadai.Add ½ cup of water and cook it covered on a low flame..It will take around 15-20 mins

Take coconut,cumin seeds,green chilli,curry leaves,turmeric in a blender and make it into a fine puree by adding some water..

Now pour this masala into the cooked vegetables and mix well..

Pour in tamarind water and mix well..Cook this for 5 mins..

Now make tempering by heating oil and crackling mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves..

Pour this over the avial and mix well.

Serve with rice and any gravy..

Take all your ingrediants..Please add tamarind in this list...I forgot..
Add salt and turmeric to vegetables
pour in some water
heat it and bring it to a boil
cover and simmer
till the potato is cooked
Meanwhile take ingrediants for masala in a blender
make it into a fine puree
pour it in
bring it to boil
add some tamarind juice in this and cook for couple more mins
Make tempering and pour it in..
The coconut oil smells divine
have this with rice


  1. I don't enjoy beans but I am sure my hubby will love this preparation. Will make it just for him.
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  2. We have similar dish at home but just that the pics can be aligned to look more attractive.

  3. I love this(all) new ways of preparing tasty dishes with vegetables;)

  4. avail with beans and potato s totally new to me...but it sure sounds delicious

  5. Archana.Yes you should try it soon...

  6. I already love all the ingredients in this dish, I'm going to enjoy it.
    Thank You.

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