Avarekalu Gojju

Avarekalu Gojju is super spicy hyacinth beans curry made in Karnataka. Avarekalu / Hyacinth beans are common in winters when this recipe is generally made.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 clove
  • 1 cinnamon stick, inch long
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 potato, boiled and cubed
  • 1 cup boiled Avarekalu / hyacinth beans

For masala paste

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup fresh grated coconut, cuttings
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, cut
  • 2 teaspoons jeera
  • 2 teaspoons chana dal
  • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • 1 teaspoon amchur / dry mango powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon khas khas / poppy seeds
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves

Instructions

  1. Dry roast cumin seeds, coriander seeds, dry red chillies, chana dal.
  2. Grind all masala ingredients to smooth paste with little water. Keep aside.
  3. Heat oil. Splutter mustard seeds, clove and cinnamon stick. Saute.
  4. Add onions and fry till colour changes.
  5. Add tomatoes and potatoes. Mix well and cook for a minute.
  6. Add beans and masala paste. Mix well.
  7. Adjust consistency with water. Adjust taste with salt.
  8. Serve Avarekalu gojju hot with steamed rice.

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