Avarekaalu Dose / Dosa

Avarekaalu Dose / Dosa

This is one of the tastiest dosa and also my favorite. Avare kaalu is a kannada word in english hyacinth beans, Surti Papdi in hindi. This beans comes in the winter season in karnataka, india. In US, i have always bought this from the frozen section. Almost in every home in karnataka this bean is used to make some tasty dishes (Upma, Idli, Dosa, Sambar etc.,). I have choosen dosa for this bean. Enjoy and do try.


  • Avarekaalu / Hyacinth beans /Surti Papdi - 2 cups
  • Raw Rice - 2 cups
  • Udhina bele /Black gram / Urad Dal - 1 cup
  • Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Green chillies - 1 
  • Coriander leaves - 1 tsp (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Water
  • Soak rice, dal for 5 hrs and grind along with coconut, chillies and coriander make a smooth batter ( add water, but batter should be medium thick) . Close the lid and keep it for ferment
  • Take a pressure cooker, boiled avarekaalu / hyacinth beans add 1/2 cup of water and salt to taste
  • Remove avarekaalu to cool down.
  • Add avarekalu to the dosa batter add salt and mix well.
  • Heat tava add oil / ghee
  • Pour the laddle full of batter into circular motion
  • Add oil / ghee in to the dosa. cook till dosa comes into golden brown color
  • Serve hot with chutney, pickle

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Lakshmi said...

Welcome back mala..avarekaalu season shuru aytha ri india nalli..slurrp..dose super!

Cham said...

Welcome back! We might see many avarekaalu in food blogosphere, dosa sounds new and tasty

Uma said...

Good to see you back Vanamala! Dosa looks soooo delicious :)

jayasree said...

Hope you had a lovely time back home. Looking forward to your new recipes.

Dosa sounds interesting.

Raks said...

Welcome back,Dosa is new to me,sounds good :)

Anonymous said...

avarekalu dose chennagide. keLirlilla. naanu try madtheeni.


Supriya said...

Nice to see your post. The ever versatile dosa looks yummy:)

Renus Kitchen said...

hyacinth beans is new to me...after reading your post feel like giving it a try..

Unknown said...

good to see you back Mala,like avarekalu in everything. Dosa is looking yummy.

Suma Gandlur said...

My mom used to make lot of dishes using avarekalu but I don't remember ever eating avarekalu dose. What happens if we add kalu before making dosas? Just wondering don't they smell while fermenting?

s said...

yum..and so nutritious...