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Avarekayi Ambode | Avarekai Vade | field beans

Avarekayi ambode / avarekai /avarekaayi /hyacinth beans / surti papdi lilava Vada recipe

Avarekayi ambode is another deep fried evening snack.  You should try this avarekai ambode in the season using the fresh avarekai

Also check these the most popular ones are Avarekalu rotti, Avarekalu uppittu, saaru. You can avarekalu melogra, saagu as and sambar as well.

Ingredients for avarekayi ambode:

  • 3 cup avarekayi / field beans/hyacinth beans
  • wash and soak the avarekaaLu for 2 to 4 hours or more
  • 1 bunch of dill leaves /sabsige soppu
  • 1.5 inch ginger piece
  • around 8 green chillies
  • 1 medium or big onion
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tbsp salt or salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • oil to fry the ambode


  1. remove the outer skin of this avarekai by gently pressing each avarekai as shown in the video
  2. First grind green chillies, ginger, dill leaves,onion and beans (avarekai) in the food processor or mixer to a coarse consistency
  3. Then add coconut, salt and pulse it a few times then transfer this to a bowl.
  4. Add the rice flour little by little and mix it until you get the desired (ambode mix)consistency

To fry the ambode/vada:

  1. Heat the oil in pan on medium low heat
  2. Once the oil is hot( check by adding little ambode mix, it has to come up immediately) take a tbsp of the mix, make it a ball and flatten it as shown, then add it to the hot oil one by one, Fry this until ambode turns golden brown on all sides
  3. After 3 to 4 minutes flip it and fry the ambode on the other side as well.
  4. Once ambodes turn golden brown on both sides, remove it and transfer it on to a colander/paper towel.
  5. Repeat the same procedure with the remaining ambode mix
  6. With the given measurement we can make around 40 ambode