Avarekalu Mixture
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Avarekalu Mixture | Vaal Namkeen

A crispy , spicy and flavourful fried snack prepared with Hyacinth Bean
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Soaking Time8 hrs
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian, Karnataka
Keyword: Namkeen
Servings: 375 grams
Author: Muktha H S


  • 2 cups Avarekalu / Hyacinth Bean ,de skin
  • 1/3 cup Peanuts
  • 1/4 Cup Sliced Dry Coconut
  • 3 Tbsp Fried Gram
  • 4 sprigs Curry Leaves
  • 3 no's Dry Red Chilly
  • 2 big pinch Hing / Asafoetida
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Tsp Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Salt or as required
  • 100 ml Oil for frying or as required


  • Split open the Avarekai / Surti Papdi and separate the beans.
  • Soak Avarekalu / beans in water for minimum 6-8 hrs.
  • Press the bean between the thumb and forefinger , to deskin the bean
  • Heat oil in pan , add beans into the hot oil. Add oil just enough to immerse the beans. Allow it to cook on medium heat. 
  • When its about to done, oil starts to froth and beans becomes crunchy, it takes about 25- 30 minutes .
  • Remove the fried beans from oil and place it on a kitchen paper towel to absorb excess oil.
  • In the same pan , remove the excess oil . With just 1 Tsp of Oil , add peanuts , fried gram and fry well.
  • Once peanuts are fried , add curry leaves , dry coconut pieces and fry well till golden brown.
  • Add in fried avarekalu to the above mixture, add hing , salt , turmeric powder, sugar and red chilli powder, gently stir on low flame and mix well.
  • Store in airtight jar .