Feb 4, 2015

Menthesoppu Avarekaalu Bhath

Avarekaalu I started using this beans from last 15 years. We used to go market for this in the morning 11 o clock and come back home in the afternoon. I used to buy 3 to 4 kilos of avarekai, me and my friend use to sit in the afternoon to peel the avarekai side by we use to chat all stories. That was the fun peeling the avarekai, and the full month we use to make lots of avarekai dishes. specially avarekai saru and ragi mudde is a favorite at home. Avarekai huli and soft dosas and avarekai akki tari uppitu is for breakfast are must dishes. Rice dishes like avarekai chitranna and menthesoppu avarekaalu bhath are the best choice for lunch box.
                                                                         You can buy Avarekai in season and freeze them to use for year long. Check my post how to store green peas, you can store Avarekaalu like this for long time.

Now let's check the recipe.......
Avarekaalu (mochakottai fresh) ---   1/2 cup
Methi leaves (fenugreek leaves fresh) ---- 1/4 cup
Rice   ---  1 cup
Ghee  ---  2 tab sp
Oil  ----  1 tab sp
Onion  ---  1 big
Salt to taste
Water   ----  2 cups
For Masala :----
Grated coconut ---2 tabsp
Green chillies  ---  2
Cinnamon ----  2 inch stick
Cloves  ----   4
Onion  --- 1 medium
Ginger  ----  2 inch piece
Cloves  ---    6
1. Wash and chop methi leaves, wash and keep avarekaalu ready.
2. Grind all the ingredients given for masala with little water in to a smooth paste and set a side.
3. Cut onion in to slices, heat ghee and oil in a pressure cooker add chopped onion and saute till transparent.
4. Then add chopped methi leaves and avarekaalu saute for a while and add ground masala paste, fry till raw smell goes.
5. Add rice mix well and add salt to taste, two cups of water mix well cover and cook for two whistles.
Switch off the heat and let it sit for ten minutes then open and mix well.
Serve hot with raita.
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kitchen queen said...

delicious yummy rice recipe.

cookingwithsapana said...

This Bhat looks tasty and comforting one pot meal.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

It is lot of fun when you are working with some one and if that someone is your friend, it is the best. Loved the recipe...

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

Flavorful rice!!! Avarakkai is my hubby's favorite!!! Looks yum!

Srivalli said...

So healthy and inviting Padma, very nicely done!

Varada's Kitchen said...

Interesting recipe.

Srividhya said...

Love this mochai beans. Yummy bhath

Priya Suresh said...

Wat a delicious bhath, u are tempting me with that irresistible methi and mochai rice.

Sneha's Recipe said...

A filling bhath.

Pavani said...

That is one very flavorful and delicious rice dish with avarekalu. Yumm!!

Archana said...

You are making me droool. I love tjis rice have not made it in ages.

Suma Gandlur said...

That must be one flavorful bhath.