Avarekaalu Usli

A 'must-do' side dish for chapathi during avarekaalu season. It is simple to cook and to eat ;) too.

You need the following to make Avarekaalu Usli :

Avarekaalu : 1 big cup, (deseeded beans) (surti papdi, green hyacinth beans)
Onion : 2 (chopped length wise)
Ginger : 2 " piece, thinly sliced
Green Chillies : 5
Lemon Juice : from 1 lemon (small lemon)
Salt
Water
Oil (1tsp), mustard, curry leaves, turmeric (1 pinch)

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1.Heat oil in a cooker pan. When it is hot add mustard seeds. Once it stops poping, add curry leaves, green chillies, ginger and sautee for a minute. Add chopped onion and fry till onion changes color.
2. Add deseeded avarekaalu, water and salt. Bring to boil. Check for salt, adjust if required. Close the cooker lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
3. When pressure comes down, open the cooker lid and add lemon juice. Give a good stir. Serve with chapathi/paratha.


37 comments:

notyet100 said...

simple to prepare looks delicious,..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks so clear,new to me! Usili and Usli are very different:D

sharada said...

i like avarekaalu bhaat(rice) very much,usli too looks tasty..go to try.

Akansha's Recipe said...

truly authentic.... looks yum!!!!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow something new and yum.

Asha said...

Lucky you to get fresh avarekalu, looks so tasty! :)

rekhas kitchen said...

delicious like avrekaalu in any way but your recipe is little different then me ummmm yummy

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Simple dish and it looks very clear like a soup nice dish really different...

Priya said...

SImple yet tasty side dish!

Pooja said...

New to me..looks simple and yummy vani..Are they lima beans?

A_and_N said...

simple and yummy :) I thought usli is supposed to be dry...but this looks different :)

LG said...

@A and N,

Yes the name is quite misleading. Somehow I could not reason out why it was named usli!

Ashwini said...

This looks easy and yummy..I thought Usli is dry.. this is different..Bookmarked.

Vani said...

Our uslis are usually dry. It sure sounds like a great combi with chappati, LG!

kittymatti said...

Ver simple and nice:) Pic looks good!

DEESHA said...

we never made averaaalu this way. looks good LG

Madhu said...

Very different kind of usli. For me anything with Averekalu tastes good. Looks good.

Cham said...

Looks like a soup! Very differenet recipe LK :)

Prathibha said...

I love avarekaalu usli :).. but we prepare it dry..need to try ur version during avarekaalu season.

Divya Vikram said...

Sounds authentic. Great sidedish..

Rajee said...

So lucky to get fresh avarekaalu. I think kanada recipes are so simple to cook. Ur dish looks so tasty. Waiting for more posts from you.

sowmya said...

very healthy and simple too..good one..

Chitra said...

looks like a clear veg soup:) new to me, sounds nice!!will sure give a try!!

YOSEE said...

This recipe can even be called a soup.I'm sure it will make a tasty entree' by itself.

Sushma said...

even we prepare avrekalu usli, but it is with different ingredients & this looks quite new for me. Will try it next time when I get avrekaalu :)

Gayathri said...

I am missing this Avarekallu ri :(
This is my fav usli, I am drooling here :D Nice click :)

Uma said...

this is such a simple and delicious curry! Looks tempting Lakshmi!

Mangala Bhat said...

wow ! i like avarekalu ..my next post will be avare kalu sambaru ..mangalore style :) i just love avare kalu Thanks for the recipe :)

AnuSriram said...

Simple recipe.. easy to make.. will try it! Yumm!

Sia said...

cooked it and loved it :) thanks LG :)

Prathibha said...

Lakshmi...chk my Blog!!
something is waiting for you!!

PaakaPriya said...

Tried this today with frozen avarekaalu. This is one dish where the look does not do justice to the taste.
Definitely a keeper! (I used to only make the usual uppittu/hidikbele saaru. Now I have one more recipe)

Dibs said...

what would we do without avare!! Nice and simple side dish for chappati!

LG said...

@ Sia and Paaka Priya,

I am glad to hear that you liked it.

Adlak's tiny world said...

this is new to me.. i prepared paruppu usli, this one looks yum and new da.

Geanina Codita said...

Thanks for the pictures are superb. So long and do not forget you are welcome anytime on geaninacodita.blogspot.com

Mangala Bhat said...

Hey lakshmi .nimma usali nodi nange aase aagi saaru madide .. Thanks for the comments kanri barta iri :)