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
Servings: 375 grams
- 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 .