Thursday 23 February 2012

Avarekaalu-Oats Ambode…Field Beans-Oats Fritters, the Indian Way


As I’ve mentioned earlier too that I was introduced to Avarekalu just before my marriage as these beans are very popular amongst Kannadigas. S, has always loved the beans and today, so do I. As I have already mentioned in my post on Avarekalu Uppittu, we make it a point to source the Avarekalu  from S’s hometown and whenever we visit or someone visits from there, we get the stock of beans. Peeled beans are a little expensive but so much easy to use. I do not mind shelling out a few pennies extra for my convenience. I freeze the beans and use them whenever I require.

Before anyone questions me, I’m apologising, sorry I deep fried again. I just could not resist the temptation of trying this combination and I’m so glad that I made these because it is just too good. Before frying I had promised myself that I’ll just taste one and make the rest for the family but the glutton I’m and the delicious the preparation is, I  had to keep reminding and castigating myself not to eat more and I still ate three…I bet ‘No one can eat just One’!! The exquisite taste of the beans, the crunch of oats and the sourness of curds makes an excellent blend of flavours which is very difficult to resist.
If you have the beans available with you, these Ambode’s are perfect to treat guests and family. These can be made really quick and it’s my personal recommendation that one should try these once and let me know how they turned out.

                       Avarekalu- Oats Ambode
Preparation Time: 10mins
Cooking Time: as much required for frying


1-1/2cups Avarekaalu/Mochai/Surati Papdi/Field Beans
5-6green chillies
3-4tbsp fresh coconut
3sprigs curry leaves
3tbsp rolled Oats
2tbsp sour curds
3-4tbsp rice flour
1/4tsp heeng/asafoetida of good quality
salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
Food 4-5
Wash the Avarekalu and strain.
Mix the Oats with the curds and keep aside for 5mins.
Grind together the green chillies, curry leaves and coconut, coarsely.
Grind the Avarekalu coarsely.
Mix the Avarekalu, soaked Oats, grinded chilli mixture, salt to taste and heeng. Adding heeng is very essential as it not only gives good flavour but reduces the formation of gas in the stomach, for which the beans are so famous,LOL.
Add the rice flour gradually. The Ambode mixture has to be moist enough that it can be easily patted and not break while frying (It should have a mashed potato consistency).
Heat the oil and keep it on a medium flame. Take lemon size portion of Ambode mix  and pat it to a 3/4cm thick disc and deep fry till brownish-golden in colour. While frying keep the disc on the slotted spoon and using that slide the disc gently into oil.
Remove on an absorbent paper or kitchen towel to remove excess oil.
Serve the crunchy and crispy hot Ambode with sauce or chutney.

Sending this to my event ‘Only’ Oats ending on 29th Feb, so rush in your entries.
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Ramya said...

That is such a yummy and wholesome snacks:-)

Charu Srivastava said...


veena said...

Pari...this is very tempting. I am bookmarking this

Raks said...

Sounds interesting pari. And loved those bright clicks as well. Tempts a lot to try :)

Aruna Manikandan said...

sounds healthy and delicious pari:)

Faseela said... tempting and yummy fritters dear.....superb

Anjali Shukla said...

Such lovely vadas/fritters...loved the ingredient you have dropped in them. :)

chef and her kitchen said...

developed liking towards avarekaalu just few years ago..I would love 2 grab few of those ambode

Zareena said...

mmmm.... a nutritious and delicious snack.

Archana said...

Would love some now.

Julie said...

Very crisp n delicious fritters..

Erivum Puliyum

Unknown said...

Healthy and yummy vadai...

Rekha shoban said...

healthy and crispy fitters!

simran said...

crisp and delicious fritters!....we'll have to wait a while before i get these field beans to try these out.....the recipe is very nice.

Balvinder said...

I am trying to figure out what are beans are these. I have never seen when I was in India.I have lived in most states. I have a can of lima beans. I should try with that because these does look nice and crunchy. Don't worry about the frying part.

Nandita SS said...

A great snack with a healthy twist. Just yummy Pari :)

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

my husband happens to be a big avarekalu lover, its difficult to find in hyderabad & when mom visited from bangalore she brough me some... iv been planing recipe's with it & this is going right into that list! looks delecious & crunchy :)

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

These look irresistible...I'm sure no one can eat just one!!

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Yummy and healthy ambodes

Lorraine said...

Yum! These look really tasty:)

Dolly Sharma said...

Yummylicious recipes on Foodelicious !!! How you been Pari..Catching up after a long time. Congratulations on 300+ posts.

San said...

Healthy fritters with oats. Love to try it soon. Thanks for sharing.

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Yummy fritters and adding oats gives me a reason to try it for sure :) Nice clicks Pari...

divyagcp said...

Healthy combination. Looks very tempting. I have an award to share with you. Do visit my blog.

Rachana said...

Loved these fritters. Yum!

Surabhi said...

I jus love oats in any form..
Thanks linking it to Holi Hai :)
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