Akki Thari Avarekalu Uppitt / Arshi Thari Avarekalu Upma

In kannada it is called Avarekalu, Hindi it is Surti Papdi, English it is known as Indian Lilva Beans. This is seasonal (winter) delight in india. Fresh is always good and also has a very nice beautiful aroma. I love it. My mother used to get very fresh avarekai / lilva / flat beans everyday morning during the season. Delicious varieties of dishes can be made using these beans.

Avarekalu upma is a breakfast recipe. This is not a made using the normal upma rava. Made up of broken white rice which is dry grinded (not into a smooth powder). Available in indian grocery store or also make it at home too.

Prep Time : 10 Mins
Cook Time : 10 - 15 Mins
Serve : 4

  • Arshi thari / Akki thari / Broken White rice - 2 cups
  • Avarekalu / Flat beans / Indian Lilva - 1 cup
  • Thenga / Thengina thuri / Coconut , grated - 4 tsp
  • Uppu / Salt to taste
  • Kothambari soppu / Coriander leaves - 2 tsp, chopped
  • Hasar malaka / Harsaru mensinakai / Green chillies - 1 or 2 (medium hot)
  • Karvapale / Karibehuvu / Curry leaves - 5-6 leaves 
  • Kadag / Sasive / Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Kadal parappu / Kadlebele / Split black chickpeas - 2 tsp
  • Perangyam / Hing / Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 4 tbspn
  • Cook avarekalu / lilva / flat beans with water and add salt (1/4 tsp) in the pressure cooker  until 3 whistle and turn off and keep aside
  • Take a 2&1/2 cups of white rice and blend into a coarse powder (not smooth power) Then roast broken rice for few mins just like rava.
  • Heat large pan add oil then add mustard seeds allow them to splutter
  • Add split chickpea then add green chillies , curry leaves and hing stir fry until chickpea turns golden color
  • Add  broken rice and stir fry add boiling enough water with avarekalu and close the lid , cook (it takes time) if it is urgency mix everything and cook it in the pressure cooker
  • Add salt , coconut and mix well
  • Garnish coriander leaves and serve hot.

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kitchen queen said...

hmmmmmmm delicious inviting upma and let me grab the whole bowl.

Finla said...

never had upma with this veggie but i can imagine how delicious it is with such a good quality of fresh veg.

Priya Suresh said...

Looks wonderful,unfortunately we dont get this avarekalu beans this much fresh here.

Lakshmi said...

aaaaahaaaa..looks yumm kanri. I love this! Miss avarekaalu :)

Kannada Cuisine said...

Nan favorite!!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Lakshmi : hmm illi indian store li sikthu ri...but thumba sone gumantha vasane irlilla..aseaithu thande hehehe.

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Kannada cuisine : nandu favorite :))

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Priya : Thanks, same not always i dont get here.. last time week went to indian grocery got this avarekai.

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Finla : Thanks, really it is delicious dish..try it

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Kitchen Queen : Thanks

Kavi | Foodomania said...

1st time here.. following you.. love so many of your recipes & also bookmarked many! :)

Amuthis Kitchen said...

Upma sounds different and delicious

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Thanks Kavi and Amuthis:)

Home Cooked food said...

Nice Upma.

hotpotcooking said...

Looks wonderful, Nice tempting one.

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