Broad beans are a very healthy vegetable with lot of fiber contents. When it is cooked with Potatoes, it turns out to be a very tasty dish. It is easy to make this dish and requires very few ingredients. It is usually served as a side dish with Sambar Rice, Rasam Rice etc.
Broad Beans / Avarakkai / Papdi – 200 Gms
Oil – 2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Urad Dal – 1 tsp
Curry Leaves – from 1 twig
Onion – 2 (Finely chopped)
Turmeric Powder – 1 pinch
Sambar Powder – 1 tsp
Grated Coconut – 3 tbsp
Salt – to suit your taste
Wash the Beans well. Cut both the ends and pull out the strings. Discard. Chop them finely. Peel the Potatoes and cut into small cubes.
Heat the Oil in a pan. Add Mustard Seeds and allow them to crackle. Add Urad Dal. And wait for a few seconds and add the Curry Leaves. Add the finely chopped Onions. Stir fry till the Onion turns translucent.
Add the Potatoes. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
Add the chopped Broad Beans. Add Salt and Turmeric Powder. Mix everything together. Cover the pan and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes in low flame. There is no need to add water. Stir them in between.
Add the Sambar Powder and the grated Coconut. Mix well. Continue cooking for a couple of minutes.
Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve it warm with Rice and Sambar or Rasam etc.