Avarekalu Sagu or Hyacinth Beans Curry is a delightful spring specialty in the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Here is my mother in law’s recipe which works very well with Chapathis, pooris or steamed rice.
January was slow as far as the posting on the blog was concerned. And I think one of the reasons is the fact that I decided to take a work break also encountering a terrible writer’s block. I have been sitting here staring at the box wondering what to write. So for this one post I think I am going to share the recipe of Avarekalu Sagu without getting into any ramblings. After all, there are many posts doing round these days asking bloggers to cut the story and get to the recipe 😉
PS: For some more information on these nutrition packed seeds, read this post which also has a lovely salad recipe
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Avarekalu Sagu - Hyacinth Beans Curry
Recipe for Avarekalu Sagu or Hyacinth Beans Curry, a delightful spring specialty in the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
- 1 cup avarekalu Hyacinth Beans seeds
- 2 medium potatoes peeled and cubed (optional)
- 1 large onion finely chopped
- 1 medium tomato finely chopped
- 2 tsp ghee
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder
- 1/2 tsp jeera seeds
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 2 Sprigs curry leaves
- Salt to taste
For the ground paste
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 1 inch ginger
- 4 pods garlic
- 1 tsp coriander seeds
- 6 Dry red chilies
- 1 tsp poppy seeds
- 2 cloves
- 1 Green cardamom
- Dry roast all the paste ingredients separately and grind to a paste when cool
- In a cooker, heat ghee. When hot add mustard and cumin seeds and saute till they crackle
- Add onions and sautee till they are cooked and lightly browned.
- Add tomatoes and cook till soft. At this point add the ground paste and cook for 6-8 minutes till it is well roasted
- Add Avarekalu and potatoes and cook for 3 whistles.
- Serve with roti, rice or pooris
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
I know what you mean 🙂 Sometimes, you need a break or just do not have any time to dedicate to your passion; so it is better to do take a break 🙂 Love this version of saagu and clicks are awesome too!!!!