Hitkavarekalu - 1 litre(Readily available in Bangalore.Otherwise to get the peeled avarekai-Follow this method-Soak the peeled avarekai in water for 6-8 hours.Then the peel should be removed and then used)
- 1/2 cup of boiled hitkavarekai for grinding
- 3 tsp of Bengal gram
- 3 tsp of urad dal
- 15 dried chillies red
- 1 tsp Black pepper
- 1 fistful of coriander seeds
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 Tsp methi/fenugreek seeds
- 1 Tsp of poppy seeds
- 1 1/2 Tsp Jeera
- Tamarind Juice
- Grated copra -1/2 cut copra (dry shredded coconut) (Incase dry copra not available use coconut)
- One handful of Boiled groundnut seeds(optional)
How to make:
- Take a kadai.Add little oil and fry bengal gram,urad dal,red chillies,black pepper,jeera,coriander seeds,cinnamon .
- Let it cool.
- Take a mixer and then add the above fried mixture to it.
- Also add grated copra and boiled avarekai .
- Grind well by adding little water.
- Keep aside the above masala.
- Now take a container and boil the peeled avarekai .(Note:This boils very fast,make sure you are there while it is boiling.If left to boil for a long time,the avarekai will become a paste,which leaves you without avarekai!)
- Boiled groundnuts can also be added(optional though)
- Once it is almost soft add the ground mixture and little tamarind juice.
- Add salt to taste and mix well.
- Keep stirring for 6-9 minutes .(Don't leave it as it might get burnt at the base of the container!)
- Season with mustard seeds and Hinge.
Nutritional value for 1 Cup AvarekaLu or Hyacinth beans:
Hyacinth beans, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, with salt
NDB No: 16368 (Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion)
Nutrient Units 1.00 X 1 cup
Proximates Water Energy Energy Protein Total lipid (fat) Ash Carbohydrate, by difference Minerals Calcium, Ca Iron, Fe Magnesium, Mg Phosphorus, P Potassium, K Sodium, Na Zinc, Zn Copper, Cu Manganese, Mn Selenium, Se Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid Thiamin Riboflavin Niacin Pantothenic acid Vitamin B-6 Folate, total Folic acid Folate, food Folate, DFE Vitamin B-12 Vitamin A, RAE Retinol Vitamin A, IU Vitamin D (D2 + D3) Vitamin D Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated 18:1 undifferentiated 18:2 undifferentiated Cholesterol Amino acids Tryptophan Threonine Isoleucine Leucine Lysine Methionine Cystine Phenylalanine Tyrosine Valine Arginine Histidine Alanine Aspartic acid Glutamic acid Glycine Proline Serine
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 23 (2010)
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