Avarakkai Sambar

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Also Known As:  Avarakkai Sambhar, Avarakai Sambar, Broad Beans Sambar, Avaraikai Sambar, Avaraikai Sambhar

Category:  Curry

Region:  Tamil Nadu

Type:  Vegetarian

Serving Size:  5  Adults

Cooking Time:  20  Minutes

Preparation Time:  10  Minutes


  1. Red Gram (Thuvaram Parippu)     ½    cup
  2. Broad Beans (Avarakkai)     100    g
  3. Tamarind Pulp    2    tsp
  4. Asafoetida     ¼    tsp
  5. Sambar Powder (available in market)     2    tsp
  6. Mustard Seeds     ¼    tsp
  7. Urad Dal(Uzhunnuparippu)     1    tsp
  8. Fenugreek Seeds(Uluva)     ¼    tsp
  9. Curry Leaves     2    stalk
  10. Coriander Leaves     2    stalks
  11. Oil     1    tbsp


  1. Cook the red gram in a pressure cooker with enough water. Keep it aside.
  2. Trim and cut the broad beans.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and splutter the mustard seeds. Add fenugreek seeds and black gram and stir until its brown.
  4. Add broad beans and stir for a minute.
  5. Add sambar powder, asafoetida and a cup of water. Cover and cook over a medium flame for 10 minutes.
  6. Mix the tamarind pulp, salt and some curry leaves and stir over a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  7. Add the cooked red gram. Remove from heat when sambar gets slightly thick.
  8. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and curry leaves
  9. 'Avarakkai Sambar' is ready to serve.

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