Monday, July 26, 2010

Capsicum and Beans (Avarekai) Curry

A very different blend of spices with healthy green veggies. Enjoy this dish and let me know how it turns out...

  • 1 cup boiled flat beans/avarekai/papdi/lima beans
  • 1 small capsicum ( bell pepper ) , finely cubed
  • 3 small tomatoes, diced.
  • 1tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tsp oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp kashmiri red mirch powder
  • pinch of hing
To be ground into a paste
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 2 tbsp soaked beaten rice flakes (poha)
  • 5 peppercorns
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • 2 cloves
Add a little water and make a paste from the above ingredients

  • Heat oil in a pan. Add hing.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste. Now add the ground paste.
  • Cook it thoroughly till it leaves oil.
  • Add the tomatoes, capsicum, beans, kashmiri red mirch powder and salt.
  • Add 1 cup water and cook it with lid covered for 15-20 minutes.
  • Make sure the beans are tender. Turn off the heat.
  • Ready to serve.
Serving Suggestions:
Serve with parathas or roti.

You can add any other vegetables you like.


  1. WOW! That is looking so delicious! I will try this at home. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. This curry is looking delicious! I'd love to try this at home. Thanks for the share!

  3. I didnt add the chickpea flour, used real chillie. It was very good. Will make it again.

  4. Sounds delicious! I'd love to try them out. Thanks for the share!

  5. Thanks for the recipe, will be back soon.