Sunday, December 7, 2008

Avarekai Usali / Surti Papdi Lilva Usal

The season for fresh Avarekai starts in December in India. However, here in US we get frozen Avarekai called 'Surti Papdi Lilva'.There are many dishes made from Avarekai and this is one of my favorites. Preparing this dish brings out the abundant flavor of the Avarekai.This can be eaten with rice and also as a snack with tea or coffee.


Avarekai - 2 cups
Coconut - 2 Tbsp
Salt to taste
Sugar- 1/4 tsp
Lemon Juice-1/2 tsp

For Seasoning:

Oil- 2 Tbsp
Mustard-1/4 tsp
Pepper powder-1/4 tsp
Green chillies-4-5 nos
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Hing- a pinch
Curry Leaves- 4-5
Coriander leaves(chopped)-1 tbsp


Cook 2 cups of Avarekai in a pressure cooker with 2 cups of water(3 whistles).
Drain the water after its cooked.Take a pan, pour oil and put all the seasoning ingredients one by one.Now add cooked Avarekai,coconut,salt and sugar.Close the lid of the pan and simmer for 10-15 mins.Add Lemon juice, coriander and mix well.


Usha said...

I have never used the surti papdi this way, sounds delicious :-)

Happy cook said...

This looks really yummy, bit i don't know if i evern had this avakai.

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