Avarakkai in English | Avarakkai Benefits | Broad Beans Names

Avarakkai in English | Avarakkai Benefits | Broad Beans Names

Avarakkai in English

  • English name of Avarakkai is “Indian broad beans”
  • Other names are Lablab beans, Flat beans, Indian beans, Field beans.

Avarakkai in Malayalam

  • Malayalam name of Avarakkai is Avara”

Avarakkai in Hindi

  • Hindi name of Avarakkai is Sem”

Avarakkai in Telugu

  • Telugu name of Avarakkai is Chikkudu Kaya”

Avarakkai in Kannada

  • Kannada name of Avarakkai is Avarekayi”
Indian broad beans

Avarakkai/Indian Broad Beans

Avarakkai is a popular backyard vegetable that is available year-round in India. It is said that Avarakkai is one of the oldest vegetables in the world. Avarakkai is widely known as a country vegetable. It is a type of hyacinth bean that appear to be long, flat, curvy and can grow up to 20 cm in length. Avarakkai is green in colour and contains six oval-shaped seeds inside it.

Before cooking, the fibrous strings on both sides are removed. When cooked, they are sweet and tender. Avarakkai is used in curries like Sambar, dals, bhortas and also stir-fried. Avarakkai has many nutritional values. It aids digestion and is rich in minerals, phosphorus, calcium and iron. It also contains vitamin C and dietary fiber.

Avarakkai Recipes

  • Avarakkai Sambar
  • Avarakkai Poriyal
  • Avarakkai Varuval (Fry)
  • Avarakkai Masala
  • Avarakkai Kootu
  • Avarakkai Saaru (rasam)
  • Avarakkai Uppitu (upma)

Avarakkai Health Benefits

  • Avarakkai aids digestion
  • Avarakkai helps to lower cholesterol
  • Avarakkai contains vitamin C, folate and minerals
  • Avarakkai is an excellent source of dietary fiber
  • Avarakkai is rich in calcium, phosphorus and iron
  • Avarakkai lowers the blood sugar
  • Avarakkai is a good source of protein, carbohydrates
  • Avarakkai helps to reduce blood pressure and body weight
  • Avarakkai aids nerve development
  • Avarakkai is rich in manganese and thiamine
  • Avarakkai boost immunity