the avarakkai & remove the fiber from both sides. Cut it in to
small pieces. Heat oil in a pan & fry the mustard seeds. Add the red
chilies & fry
for a few seconds. Then add the chopped avarakkai & salt & mix
well. Cook it in low fire till the avarakkai becomes soft. If needed
sprinkle little water & cook it. Avarakkai poriyal is ready.
(Source, from http://lakshmisindiancurry.blogspot.com/2010/10/avarakkai-poriyal-broad-beans-fry.html )
This beans has very low saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. It is also good source of fiber, contains high protein, phosphorus, copper and manganese, and a very good source of folate. Above all that it is iron-rich beans.