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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Avarekai Sambhar

Avarekai, known as 'Flat Beans' in English has been one of my favourites since I was a kid. Avarekai is available in Indian stores under the name 'Surti Papdi Lilva', usually in the frozen section. I am also posting a picture of avarekai for the ones who are not familiar with it.I have for you the recipe for 'Avarekai Sambhar'..... Hope you like it as much as I do! :-)


2 cups Avarekai
1 cup Grated coconut
3 tsp Coriander seeds
1/2 tsp Jeera
1/2 tsp Pepper powder
4-5 Medium spiced red chillies
A pinch Hing
1 tsp Mustard seeds
3-4 Curry leaves
1/2tsp Tamarind paste
1"cube Jaggery
salt as per taste


  1. Pressure cook avarekai with water and salt. Drain excess water and keep aside.

  2. Heat a kadai and dry roast the coriander seeds, jeera, pepper powder and red chillies. Saute continuously.They are done when the coriander seeds change colour and you get the fresh aroma of the masalas.

  3. Powder the masalas in a blender.

  4. Add coconut to the masala and blend it again to make a fine paste. You can even add some of the cooked avarekai while blending. This gives the sambhar a little more thickness.

  5. Add this masala to the previously cooked avarekai and boil on stove. You can add water to get the desired consistency.

  6. Add tamarind paste and jaggery to the sambhar after it starts boiling. Add salt as per taste.

  7. For seasoning, heat oil and add mustard seeds. Add curry leaves and hing after the seeds splutter.

  8. Serve hot with rice and enjoy!


Suma said...


Let me take the pleasure of dropping first comment in your blog.
Good presentation.
Keep going.. Atlast u too started ur cooking blog like most of Indian in US ;)


Mane Adige said...

@ Suma.

Yeah Suma.... Dont think theres a better way than this to exchange and share recipes with friends and others:). Keep visiting and post in your comments/opinions

sangeeta said...

Ramya....this recipe seems interesting

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

@ Sangeeta

Thanx Sangeeta! let me know how it turns out when you try it... :-)

Manjula said...

Do you know to make Avare KaaLu uppittu??
Heard a lot about it in the Kannada movies. Its very popular in Blore. Could you post it sometime?

Ramya's Mane Adige said...


Yes Manjula.. I do know to make Avarekai uppittu. Will definitely post it soon. Keep checking!! :)

Sneha said...

Another blogger from bangalore! Welcome to the blogger's world! Nice recipes here....avarekai sambar....yummm...keep them coming!

Anonymous said...

Nice! Keep going. Good job with the photos.

Anonymous said...

good job ramya,
i am from bengalooru too ...and my mom actually makes this a lil different..
we first give all the seasoning and then to the same pan add onions,tomato , potato and few pieces of cut brinjal(long brinjal)and then fry along with avarekai (uncooked) then add the paste similar to that u had made and add some water, salt and pressure cook it . no tamarind ...
it will be good too

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sweety said...

It's good, infact i liked the way u did it. pics are really helpfull. Thank you baby.

knitnkanmani said...

I liked ur recipe so much I posted ur link in my blog :) thank you

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