Broad Beans Masala

Avarakkai curry

Broad beans masala recipe is very healthy dish cooked in less spices with sesame oil ,cumin and shallots. In broad beans masala the marination and the mixing part is very important, it gives very juicy taste and nice aroma. Broad beans or lablab beans is very good for health and used all over the world in different names. In India it is known as broad beans, avarakkai, chikkudu kai and so can make simple and quick dishes using broad beans.

Broad beans are also rich in both folate and B vitamins, which we need for nerve and blood cell development, cognitive function and energy.Broad beans are an excellent vegetable source of protein and fibre. This may be a winning combination for weight loss.This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium.

Broad Beans is good for will get shiny gorgeous skin. Broad beans leaf’s juice removes any pimple marks or any scars easily. Variety of dishes can be made with broad beans. I have prepared 15 recipes using broad beans, you can watch these recipe videos in my site. This is yummy and simple dish.


BroadBeans-250 grams

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Asafoetida/hing- 1pinch

Sambar powder-1 tsp

Shallots -10

Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp

Salt to taste


 For the Tempering/Tadka:

Mustard-1/4 tsp

Urad dal-1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp

Red chillies -4

Curry leaves

 Preparation method:

  1. Wash and chop broad beans to  a medium size.
  2. Add turmeric powder, hing, sambar powder, cumin seeds, shallots and salt.
  3. Mix it well and marinate it for 10 mins.
  4. Heat the pan with oil, add mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds, and red chillies and curry leaves.
  5. Once spluttered, add marinated broad beans and sauté it.
  6. Sprinkle water, cover it and cook for 15 mins in a low flame.
  7. Serve it hot with rice.