Winters season has started in many parts of the world.Winter in India starts from November to February. The year’s coldest months are December and January, when temperatures fall.The days are short and the nights are longer.We all love to stay cosy and warm during this season.Weekends are the best as we can pamper ourselves with yummy foods and piping hot Tea / Coffee while we enjoy the cold weather. The part of the world I stay has a humid climate and we hardly have so called winters here.
This week for our 71st #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #Wintervegetables my contribution is Avarekalu Akki Puri /Hyacinth bean Puri .One of the yummy dish i have had.
In Karnataka, the hyacinth bean is made into curry , added to upma and as a flavoring to Akki rotti. Sometimes the outer peel of the seed is taken out and the inner soft part is used in a variety of dishes.Avarekai Festival is celebrated in Bangalore with a wide varieties of dishes made using Avarekai / Hyacinth Beans.One should definitely attned this festival just to know more about this Bean.
Recipe for Avarekalu Akki Puri / Hyacinth Bean Puri:
2 Cups Rice flour
1 Cup boiled hyacinth beans /Avarekalu
1 Tsp chilli powder
1/4 Tsp Hing
Salt to taste
2 Tsp Flax seeds roasted and powdered
Oil for frying
2 Tbsp Sizzling hot oil for the dough.
Pressure cook Hyacinth beans with some salt upto 2 whistles.
Mix all the dry ingredients above and add the boiled beans to it. Add 2Tbsp of sizzling hot oil to the mix. Add salt to taste and slowly add water as required to form a soft dough. Make small balls of the dough.Take a foil and spread it.Smear some oil on it and pat the dough to form a round shape.
Deep fry in oil. Poori are ready and can be served with coconut or peanut chutney.
I love to have them with Peanut Chutney.