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Monday, September 24, 2012

Lima Beans Stir fry | Avarakka(amarakka) Mezhukuparetti

Lima beans /Avarakka is not commonly found in our place but it is available in plenty at my husband's place.And so,this recipe is totally learnt from my MIL and this serves as a perfect side dish for rice.The dish is mildly spicy and my family loves this stir fry a lot.Though it takes a little time and effort to separate the beans cover and then cut it in pieces but its indeed worth the effort.Enjoy making this at home !! 


Ingredients
lima beans /avarakka 1 1/2 lb
onion 1 medium sized sliced
garlic cloves 3-4 sliced
chilly powder 3/4 tsp
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
salt
oil  2tbsp

Lima Beans(Avarakka)
Method
-Wash and drain water 3-4 times.Take each avarakka,cut out both ends.Remove the tough side edges if any and then split open in two.Add the beans and cut the bean cover in 2-3 times.Repeat the same for all beans.Keep aside.
-Heat oil in  a pan,Saute the onion until translucent,add sliced garlic cloves.
-Lower flame and add spices.Let the spice powders leave the raw smell.
-Add the chopped beans,salt.Toss it well.
-Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes on medium flame.
-Uncover toss again,check for tenderness and cook again if not done.(The cooked ones changes color like french beans.)
-Serve hot with rice!!


Servings~ 3 adults

NOTES
* Increase  the spiceness if required.Decreasing the spice will not taste good.

Sending this to South Indian Cooking Event #2 guest hosted by Sangeetha @ Spicy Treats

31 comments:

Sebeena Loyd said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this curry .....

Sangeetha said... Best Blogger Tips

This is one of my fav...loved your version...looks very inviting too...thank you so much for sending it to my event!!

Now Serving said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks so tender and healthy and yum

Tisa Jacob said... Best Blogger Tips

very nice Julie! I love bookmarking new recipes for veggies- this looks fantastic:)

Sreevalli E said... Best Blogger Tips

Simple & flavorful recipe/..

Familycook said... Best Blogger Tips

This is one of my favorite kind of beans too. Your beans look too good yet simple.

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

mmmm...looks so yummy..

Swathi Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

Mezhukurpuratti adipoli Julie. Love it.

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Tempting veg dish. My favorite dear. Looks delicious.

Today's recipe:
http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.com/2012/09/fish-cutlets-yummy-sri-lankan-snacks.html

Swasthi said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this veggie, looks good, healthy too

radha said... Best Blogger Tips

I like this vegetable. It has a unique flavour and tastes best when fresh and tender. And surprisingly goes well with many other veggies. It is quite popular in South India. I like it in any form. So this is a recipe I will like for sure.

Maayeka said... Best Blogger Tips

nice and delicious stir fry..

deep krishna said... Best Blogger Tips

I love thoran with this beans..Juls..
this one looks so inviting..

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy and nostalgic for me Julie..

Renuka said... Best Blogger Tips

So simple and delicious!

srividhya Ravikumar said... Best Blogger Tips

love this stir fry..

Jemini said... Best Blogger Tips

love this delicious stirfry

Priya Satheesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious stir fry...perfect with sambhar rice!

Chitra said... Best Blogger Tips

Love mezhukupuratti. very simple but delicious :)

Treatntrick Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

Quick and delicious!

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

I see this veg always here and keep it away.. now I know what to do :) ..

Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy mazukupuratty

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

wow....my fav veg. rarely only v get it here....superb julie....

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Quick and healthy stir fry,yum

Shailaja Reddy said... Best Blogger Tips

Curry gives different flavor. Yummy taste.

Divya Pramil said... Best Blogger Tips

Loved the stir-fry this is my hubby's fav :)

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Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Can have this stir fry simply with a bowl of rice.

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this curry, simple and comfort

SirisFood said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi dear hope you will find me now...in the frnz list :) spicy goodness

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

I didn't know that these are called Lima beans! I make these all the time but more finely sliced. Very delicious...looks tempting :)

Lizy said... Best Blogger Tips

love love love the dry curry..