Avarekai Dose

This is one of the tastiest dosa and also my favorite.  Best with ghee and gooseberry pickle. 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.

Prep Time : 20
Makes - 10 Dosa's


  • Rice (parboiled rice) / Harshi / Hakki - 2 cups
  • Split black lentil / Uluthuparppu / Udhina Bele- 3/4 cup
  • Green chillies/ HasarMalaka / Hasi Mensinakai - 1
  • Coconut / Thenga / Thengina thuri - 1 cup
  • Avarekalu / Indian Beans / Hyacinth Bean - 1 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Soak the rice and split black lentil for about 4 hours.
  • Grind the lentil and rice along with coconut and chilli using enough water into a smooth batter in the mixer or grinder
  • In the meanwhile cook the avarekalu /indian beans with water and little salt in the presure cooker. Cook down and drain the avarekalu water and keep aside
  • After grinding transfer into big pan & little salt mix well and close the lid and allow it to ferment about 8hrs
  • After 8 hrs , add cooked avarekalu (drained the water)stir well
  • Heat a pancake griddle / tava on medium flame grease little oil
  • pour a laddle full of batter spread like round and put oil / ghee into edges
  • Allow to cook golden color and turn over gently and cook for 2 mins
  • Serve hot

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divya said...

looks very tempting!!!

Laavanya said...

I just posted a recipe using this beans.. had no idea it could be made into dosais - awesome.

Maha Gadde said...

wow..delicious and tempting .

Chandrani said...

dosa looks so soft and yummy.

Chitra Amma's Kitchen said...

Avarekai dose baayalli neeroorisatte!Namma tindigalu ruchiyo ruchi.

Priya said...

Never thought of making dosas with this beans,looks spongy and delicious.

M D said...

Your avarekai dose looks delicious and yummy!

Kannada Cuisine said...

Awww...avarekalu my favorite

Janani said...

wow what a healthy version of dosa loving it very nice.

Uj said...

My hubby is a huge fan of Avrekalu..I like them only in spicy curries! This is completely new recipe to me

USHA said...

Wow...nice innovation.Never heard of this combo..

But i love this Avarekai, during season we get in big batch, dried and store for whole year usuage..

Thanks for sharing..