Avaraparuppu kathirikai kulambu | Bellar dal egg plant curry-How to make step by step photos

Bellar dal egg plant curry By Gunaselvi

Cuisine Style: Tamil Nadu, South India | Cooking Time: 10 minutes | To Serve: 4 | Take with: Idli, Dosa, Rice, Chapathi | Type : Sambar, Gravy, kulambu, curry, masala.

Avarapauppu kathirikai kulambu is one of the best, unique, rare, delicious and rich curry in kongunadu region [Coimbatore, erode, tiruppur]. This curry contains 3 simple steps:-1. Boiling avarai paruppu with turmeric & sesame oil. 2. Grinding coconut & tomato. 3. Seasoning, stir-frying brinjal with masala powders. Finally combine all these you will get this instant curry. This is best side dish for rice, millets, idli, dosa, paper roast, ragi balls, chapathi or roti. You can replace eggplant with drumstick [murungaikai], avarakkai, peerkangai, radish, german turnip, chow chow, white pumpkin, raw mango or cluster beans.

Avarapparuppu / Vaal dal / dried broad beansAvarapparuppu / Vaal dal / dried broad beans

Avarapparuppu kathirikai kuzhambuAvarapparuppu kathirikai kuzhambu


  • Eggplan[Kathirikai, brinjal] - 5 to 6
  • Avarai paruppu[Vaal dal, Bellar dal,Dried broad beans]- 1/2 cup
  • Tomato – 1 [chopped]
  • Coconut - 2 tbsp
  • Shallots[Sambar onion] - 7 to 8
  • Garlic –3 cloves
  • Curry leaves – 1 spring
  • Coriander leaves – 2 springs [chopped]
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Bengal gram – 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tbsp
  • Asafetida a pinch
  • Tamarind water- 3 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Sesame oil– 1 tbsp
  • Water as needed


  • Wash avarai paruppu 2 to 3 times
  • Pressure cook avarai paruppu with 1/4 tsp turmeric and 1 tbsp sesame oil for 1 whistle
  • Wash and slice brinjal then put it in a water, keep it aside
  • In a mixie jar add tomato & coconut grind till coarse paste.
  • Heat pan add 2 tbsp oil, mustard, urad dal, bengal gram, asafoetida, & curry leaves
  • Add garlic, onion saute till soft
  • Add brinjal, turmeric & red chilli powder saute for 3 min
  • Add water, ground tomato mixture, cook till soft
  • Add toor avarai paruppu,salt & tamarind cook for 5 min
  • Finally add coriander leaves, serve hot with rice, chaapthi, idli or dosa.

How to make Avaraparuppu kathirikai kulambu-Step by step photos

Avarai paruppuAvarai paruppu

Dried broad beans seedsDried broad beans seeds

In a pressure cooker, add avarai paruppu, wash 2 to 3 timesIn a pressure cooker, add avarai paruppu, wash 2 to 3 times

Add fresh water, 1/4 tsp turmeric, 1 tbsp sesame oilAdd fresh water, 1/4 tsp turmeric, 1 tbsp sesame oil

Cook for 1 whistleCook for 1 whistle

Now its ready, keep it asideNow its ready, keep it aside

Slice brinjla, put it in water to avoid changing colorSlice brinjla, put it in water to avoid changing color

Heat 2 tbsp oil, add mustard, urad dal, garlic, curry leavesRaw mango

Add shallotsAdd shallots

Add asafoetidaAdd asafoetida

Add brinjalAdd brinjal

Add turmeric, red chilli powderAdd turmeric, red chilli powder

Saute for 3 minSaute for 3 min

Grind coconut, tomato coarsely or fineRaw mango

Mixture ready, keep it asideMixture ready, keep it aside

Add tomato coconut mixture, mix wellAdd tomato coconut mixture, mix well

Saute for a minSaute for a min

Add water, let it boil till softAdd water, let it boil till soft

Add tamarind waterAdd tamarind water

Boil for 5 minBoil for 5 min

Add cooked avarai paruppu[dried broad beans]Add cooked avarai paruppu[dried broad beans]

Mix wellMix well

Boil for 3 minBoil for 3 min

Now its rady, cut off heatNow its rady, cut off heat

Avarai paruppu kathirikai kulambuAvarai paruppu kathirikai kulambu

Avare bele brinjal curryavare bele brinjal curry

Bellar dal egg plant curryBellar dal egg plant curry

Kongunadu style dried broad beans eggplant curryKongunadu style dried broad beans eggplant curry

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