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Avarekalu Akki Puri / Hyacinth Bean Puri

 

Winters season has started in many parts of the world.Winter in India starts  from November  to February. The year’s coldest months are December and January, when temperatures fall.The days are short and the nights are longer.We all love to stay cosy and warm during this season.Weekends are the best as we can pamper ourselves with yummy foods and piping hot Tea / Coffee while we enjoy the cold weather. The part of the world I stay has a humid climate and we hardly have so called winters here.

This week for our 71st #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #Wintervegetables my contribution is Avarekalu Akki Puri /Hyacinth bean Puri .One of the yummy dish i have had.

In Karnataka, the hyacinth bean is made into curry , added to upma  and as a flavoring to Akki rotti. Sometimes the outer peel of the seed is taken out and the inner soft part is used in a variety of dishes.Avarekai Festival is celebrated in Bangalore with a wide varieties of dishes made using Avarekai / Hyacinth Beans.One should definitely attned this festival just to know more about this Bean.

 

Recipe for Avarekalu Akki Puri / Hyacinth Bean Puri:

Ingredients:

2 Cups Rice flour

1 Cup boiled hyacinth beans /Avarekalu
1 Tsp chilli powder
1/4 Tsp Hing
Salt to taste

2 Tsp Flax seeds roasted and powdered

Oil for frying

2 Tbsp Sizzling hot oil for the dough.

Method:

Pressure cook Hyacinth beans with some salt upto 2 whistles.

Mix all the dry ingredients above and add the boiled beans to it. Add 2Tbsp  of sizzling hot oil  to the mix. Add salt to taste and slowly add water as required to form a soft dough. Make small balls of the dough.Take a foil and spread it.Smear some oil on it and pat the dough to form a round shape.

Deep fry in oil. Poori are ready and can be served with coconut or peanut chutney.

I love to have them with Peanut Chutney.

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Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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pAYASAM 2

AVAREKAI KODUBALE /HYACINTH BEAN SPICY RINGS

Kodubale is one of the famous snacks from Karnataka. It is made on many festive Occassions. Diwali the festival of lights is around the corner. To celebrate this festival one of the snack item on my menu is Kodubale.I have used Hyacinth beans which enhances the taste of kodubale.It is very easy and yummy snack which can be prepared in advance and stored in an airtight container.

My Contribution for the #62nd #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #DiwaliSpecial-Savories!!! is Avarekai Kodubale / Hyacinth Bean Spicy rings.

Ingredients:

1.5 Cups Rice Flour

1.5 Cups Plain Flour /Maida

2 Tbsp Ghee / Clarified butter

6 Dry Red Chillies

1 Cup boiled Avarekai / Hyancinth Beans

Salt to taste

1 Tbsp hot Oil

Oil for Frying

Water for mixing

1/4 Tsp Hing/ Asafoetida

1 Cup grated fresh coconut.

Method:

Sieve the flours in a wide bottom dish. Add ghee and mix well. Coarsely grind the hyancinth beans /Avarekai ,grated coconut and red chillies.Add this mixture to the flour and mix well. Add 1Tbsp of sizzling hot oil ,salt,hing and mix well. Slowly add water as required to form a soft dough.Ensure it does not become soggy.Let the dough rest for 15 -20 mins.

Take a lemon size dough and roll it using your palm into a thick rope.Hold one end and form circles (about 3 to 4 as seen in the pic).Repeat the process for the balance dough.

Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan. Deep fry these rings on medium flame.Once both sides turn brown remove them  and place them on a paper towel to remove excess oil if any.

Enjoy this crisp Kodubale with some hot filter Kapi or Masala Chai!!!!

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