A sweet and Rotti with Surtipapdi/ಎಳ್ಳುಅವರೆಕಾಳು ಮತ್ತು ಅವರೆಕಾಳು ರೊಟ್ಟಿ

Asha of Foodies Hope has kindly accepted this post for RCI-K. Many thanks Ashakka.

A picture of ಅವರೆಕಾಳು/Surtipapdi, a beans loved all over Karnataka for you all. Image is taken from Vadilal's website so you can see the weight etc in the picture. (

ಎಳ್ಳುಅವರೆಕಾಳು/A sweet dish with Surtipapdi

Preparation Time : 15 mins A preprep work is also needed to remove beans from their shells, soak the beans and deskin them.

Cooking Time: 20 mins


Shell the beans and soak the beans in water for 3 hrs and deskin the beans. They look like the ones in picture ones they are deskinned.

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Boil enough water to cook the beans in a pot and add beans to boiling water and cook the beans till they are done. Strain the water and keep the beans aside. Keep the stock water, do not throw it away.

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Ingrediants :

grated wet coconut : 2tblespoon

grated jaggery(gur): 5 heaped tablespoon (can adjust the qty according to taste)

deskinned beans : 1 cup (qty as seen in picture)
White Sesame Seeds : 11/2 tablespoon
Ghee : 2tablspoon
Cashewnuts for garnishing


1. In a hot heavy bottomed pan take sesame seeds and fry them till they turn golden brown. Remove the seeds and blend them to a fine powder and keep it aside.
A tip: Since the sesame sesame seeds pop on a hot pan, sprinkle some water on the seeds and then fry them. This helps to keep the seeds inside the pan.
2.In the same pan take jaggery and grated wet coconut and fry them till you do not smell the aroma of wetcoconut. The final mix obtained is dry as it looses the moisture. Takes around 7 mins. It is recommended to fry the mix on a low flame.
3. Add beans to the jaggery coconut mixture, sesame powder and mix them well. You can add little beans water stock to make it moist. Allow the mixture to take some heat. Switch off the flame and let it stand in the hot pan till you serve.
4. Fry cashews in hot ghee and pour it over the sweet dish before you scoop it to serve.
5. Eat n enjoy!!
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Rotti with beans/ ಅವರೆಕಾಳು ರೊಟ್ಟಿ


Rice Flour : 2 cups

Deskinned, cooked beans: 1/2 cup

Green chilli paste according to your spice levels

Onions, curryleaves, coriander leaves finely chopped according to taste

Jeera : 1 tsp

Salt to taste

How to make:

Mix all the ingrediants with water to make a dough. You should be able to make a firm ball out of the dough.

Grease the laminated paper with a teaspoon of oil. Take one orange sized dough and pat it evenly with your fingers to make a round. Pour a teaspoon of oil on the pat rotti and transfer it on a hot tava along with the paper with rotti facing tava and paper facing outside.

Remove the paper once the rotti is transferred on to the tava. Roast it on both sides. Serve with any chutney of your choice. I like to eat it with pickle ;-))

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totally new recipes for me ...will have to try them someday :-)

Raks said...

Glad u visited my blog.....and also happy that u too r in singapore....:))

Sia said...

drool drool and drooooool :)

Padmaja said...

Very unique recipes as i have never tasted nor used those beans but I am sure they must be delicious!!!

Lakshmi said...

@ Padmaja,
After a visit to your webpage I suspect that you are from Andhra and surtipapdi in telugu is called 'anumulu'. Anumulu pulusu is equally famous in Andhra too..Hope this helps to bring back some memories of the beans..

Lakshmi said...

@ Spice of Life,
Give them a try N. I bet you will love it esp the rotti.Keep an eye on Mustafa veggie section to catch surti papdi. ;))

@ All,
Thanks for the lovely words.

FH said...

Slurp!! Avarekalu sweet is new to me, looks delicious!:))
Rotti is absolutely yummy! Thanks L!:))

Finla said...

This is new to me.
Nev er used the beans. But it does look delicious.

FH said...

I added this rotti to 2nd post with other rottis and sweet is coming next!:))
Thanks for sending me these Lakshmi, hugs.

Roopa (KitchenAromas) said...

Sweet with avarekai? Very unusual! Looks delicious!

Grihini said...

Welcome back good to see u on the blog again. I hope u've had a good time vacationing.

Avarekaalu n sweet.. ? I've not tried this. Rotti looks yum. :)

This (avarekaalu)was missing on RCI-ktk and you made it complete now.

Roopa said...

sweet with avarekalu is very unique. i am dying for those fresh avarekalu :)

Lakshmi said...

@ All,

This sweet with avarekaalu is being made in my house for last 4 decades and it was transcended by my maternal grandmother. Looks like its very uncommon on blog world. Saying it in singapore language 'die die must try avarekaalu sweet la'

Bharathy said...

New and Nice recipe Lakshmi!!

Looking forward to more Mysore delicacies..:)

Apple said...

Sweets n Roti with beans...wonderful recipes...have never tasted them...very healthy option too

RK said...

intersting to know that avarekaalu has been used in sweets in ur place for a long time.

namm sodhratte, avarekai seasonalli, sajjigege bittu innelladrallu avarekai haakirtaare.

Lakshmi said...

@ Bharathy,

Thanks lady for your words. Will try to post more Mysore recipes.

I trust anumulu is equally famous in Andhra. Do try them if u get some in US.

Same here. I try n add to all possible things but somehow it has never betrayed us in taste. We also make avarekaalu payasa, this is just one variety of sweet.

The Bhandari's said...

so you are back from india, how was ur vacations, haven't read ur reciepe will read it in few mins

Mansi said...

hey Lakshmi, welcome back! this dessert looks delicious, and I've only used surati papadi in Undhiyu:)

thanks for visiting my blog, and pls try to join in the AFAM-Peach event over at my blog if you have some time:)

Menu Today said...

I am first time here. All recipes are very authentic!!!
This sweet recipe is very new to me.
Thanks for sharing.

Lakshmi said...

@ Menu Today,
Thanks for coming by dear. Had a nice time reading your moong dal halwa. Will try it sometime.

Unknown said...

This looks delicious... have got surtipapadi to try this... will let u know the result by this week :)