Beans, specially dried beans, are rich in protiens and minerals and therefore should form part of any vegetarian diet. Sometimes they can form a meal by themselves – like beans pulav or as an accompaniment like a bean salad.Awesome Cuisine brings you some common and simple beans recipes for you to enjoy.

Home made vegetable soup
Beans, Cabbage, Carrot, Soup

Vegetable Soup

Vegetable soup is a popular recipe among the different types of soup recipes in India. It not only satiates our taste buds but is also very healthy as the nutrients of various vegetables are combined in one big bowl of hot soup! A bowl of vegetable soup can be devoured […]

Vadais on a Plate
Beans, Vada

Avarakkai Vadai

Vadai is a popular South Indian snack. Typically served as a starter or as an evening tiffen, they are quite delicious and comes in many variations. This one is made with broad beans. Ingredients: Bengal Gram Dal – 200 gms Avarakkai – 200 gms Onions – 100 gms Green Chillies […]

Avarakkai (Broad Beans)
Beans, Pulao

Avarakkai Pulao (Broad Beans Pulao)

Avarakkai (Broad Beans) is a popular and nutritious vegetable. Rich in fibre, protein, iron, folate, vitamins and minerals, they are typically used to be poriyal, curries or used to make Avial alongside other veggies. This pulao is best served with a raita of choice. Ingredients: Avarakkai (Broad Beans) – 200 […]

Avarakkai (Broad Beans) Biryani
Beans, Biryani, Kids

Avarakkai (Broad Beans) Biryani

A healthy and tasty biryani that kids would love too. Makes a good lunch or a dinner dish. Serve with raita. Ingredients: Rice – 1 cup Broad Beans (Avarakkai) – 50 gms, chopped Onion – 1, chopped Tomato – 1, small, chopped Lemon Juice – 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder […]

Mochakottai Masala
Beans, Side Dish

Mochakottai Masala

Mochakottai or Butter Beans (or Lima Beans) is a popular ingredient down South. They are often used to make sambars or sundals. Ingredients: Mochakottai (Butter Beans/Lima Beans) – 500 gms, peeled Onions – 2, finely chopped Red Chilli Powder – 1 tblsp Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp Salt as per […]

Broad Bean Soup
Beans, Soup

Broad Bean Soup

Broad Beans or Fava Beans are rich in protein, dietary fiber, folates and Vitamin B6. They are also a good source of Iron, copper and manganese, calcium and potassium. Ingredients: Dried Broad Beans – 150 gms Garlic – 2 cloves, minced or finely chopped Dry Red Chilli – 1, small, […]

Pachai Karamani (Long Beans)
Beans, Side Dish

Pachai Karamani (Long Beans) Masala

Pachai Karamani (or Yard Long Beans or simply Long Beans) is a good source of Protein, Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium and many other nutrients. Ingredients: Pachai Karamani (Long Beans) – 1 bunch, washed, chopped into 3/4 inch pieces Sambar Onions (Shallots) – 10, chopped Garlic – 3 cloves, crushed Tomato […]