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  / Harshi / Aakki - 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
  • After batter fermentation cook the avarekalu /indian beans with water and little salt in the pressure cooker. Cool down and drain the avarekalu water and keep aside
  • After grinding transfer into big pan & add salt mix well and close the lid and allow it to ferment for about 8hrs
  • After 8 hrs , add cooked avarekalu (drained the water) mix well
  • Heat a flat tava/ griddle on medium flame grease little oil
  • Pour a ladle 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.

www.mahaslovelyhome.com said...

wow..delicious and tempting .

Unknown said...

dosa looks so soft and yummy.

Chitra Amma's Kitchen said...

Avarekai dose baayalli neeroorisatte!Namma tindigalu ruchiyo ruchi.

Priya Suresh 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..