Today i am sharing a classic Karnataka special recipe ” Avarekalu Usli / Avarekalu Curry ” . Avarekalu usli is a semi solid type of curry made from seasonal fresh Avarekalu / Field Beans .Its simple , very easy to make and super yummy to taste .. a must during avarekalu season !! Avarekalu usli with akki ubbu rotti / chapathi is one super yummy combination ….
For people who are wondering what is Avarekalu , let me tell its ” Hyacinth beans / field beans / flatbeans / lima beans “in English, in tamil ” Mochai ” , In Gujarati ” Surti Papdi Lilva ” , in MarathiVaal ” . So avarekalu saaru means a gravy / curry made of Field beans .
In Bangalore during the winter everywhere you can see these beans.We make so many dishes using them and infact during this season “avarekalu mela “too happens in Bangalore where a complete street is full of dishes made with Avarekalu. We have Avarekalu dosa,Avarekalu Idli,Avarekalu nippat,Avarekalu kodbale ,avarekalu upma etc . I have shared before in my blog Avarekalu mixture , avarekalu saaru , avarekalu saagu .. and today it’s Avrekalu usli . This curry i learnt from my mom who in turn from one of our neighbor aunty at Mysore . This Avarekalu usli used to be her favorite and during season she often used to make this along with ubbu rotti and parcel us too 🙂 … few neighbors are really sweet isn’t it ? Since then Avarekalu usli has been mine and my family favorite . You can make it like dry curry and eat as such or semi gravy types and serve as side dish . I make it semi gravy type .They taste really amazing with chapathi , ubbu rotti etc . Do give a try protein packed dish and enjoy ..