Avarekai Usli/Hyacinth beans:

Avarekalu or Avarekai is pure love for the people of Bangalore- Mysore region. These are seasonal beans available in and around Bengaluru between Nov and Jan., Also known as Hyacinth beans.

We relish Avarekai curry with dosey, a yearly affair at our home. Now, after tasting usli at our friends’ place, there is no looking back. I make it a point to prepare the same combo of vermicelli Uppittu and Avarekai usli.

Avarekai usli is versatile, and it can have it as a salad or with anything and everything.

To make a much-loved effortless dish, here is the method.


Avarekai ( soaked and peeled one) – ¼ kg

Salt, turmeric

Coriander leaves – 1tbl sp (chopped)

Fresh coconut – 2tbl spoons

For seasoning:

Cold pressed oil – 1 tbl sp (as per your choice)

Mustard – 1tsp

Cumin- 1 tsp

Hing – one pinch

Green chilli – 1 (chopped)

Ginger – 1 tsp (juennile)

Curry leaves – 1 spring


-Cook Avarekai ( peeled dals) in water. When it froths, remove all the foam and discard. ( I would help to enhance the taste as well as to help to avoid bloating.

-When the dal becomes soft, switch off the gas and keep the vessel aside.

-Now, prepare the seasoning. Heat oil, splutter mustard, hing, cumin, green chillies, ginger, curry leaves, and turmeric and saute.

-Now, add the cooked dal with the remaining water. Add Salt and coconut and allow the flavour to seep by closing the lid. Garnish with coriander greens, and enjoy.

2 thoughts on “Avarekai Usli/Hyacinth beans:

  1. Krishna Swamy M B Reply

    It’s seems wonderful… But… I have not seen so far pealed avarekaalu usli in Mysuru or Bengaluru region…. In General TN & Rayaseema people use pealed one very much… Even they prepare sweet payasa (ಪಾಯಸ). No negetives pls…🙏💐👍

    1. Shrikripa U Reply

      Nice to know, Sir.Thank you for your input. We relished this combo at our friend’s place, who was born and brought up in the Padmanabh nagar area. I have no idea regarding the origin of this usli. That is why I mention the source of my recipe.
      Hithkid bele is indeed very popular in Bengaluru.

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