Friday, December 14, 2012

My avarakkai vine

My avarakkai garden

No pesticide , even moth live here.
Today's harvest. Fresh from garden.

Monday, December 3, 2012


Preparation Time: 10 mts Cooking Time: 10 mts Serves: 2


Avarakkai - 250 gms
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Red chilies - 2 nos
Refined oil - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste


Wash 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.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Avarakkai Leaf for Pimples

Avarkkai leaf's juice can be used to cure and make pimple's mark disappear.   

Monday, November 19, 2012

Naturally Grown Avarakkai

Avarakkai or broad beans from my garden is naturally grown. No pesticide. No chemicals used.

Avarakkai or Papdi (Broad Beans)

Biological name:Vicia faba; English: Indian broad beans/fava beans; Hindi: Lablab beans; Kannada:Chapparadvare; Malayalam:Amarakai/ Amarakaya; Marathi: Ghewda; Telugu: Pedda Chikkudu


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.