Avial



Avial is a dish from Kerala , a mixture of fresh vegetables in a slightly sour and creamy yoghurt, coconut and cumin based dish, seasoned with coconut oil and curry leaves. Tastes awesome with hot , steamed rice and rasam.

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup french beans
1/2 cup carrots
2 drumsticks
1/2 cup ashgourd
1/2 cup yellow pumpkin
1/2 cup raw banana
6-8 ivygourd/tindora
1/2 cup sooran / yam
1/2 cup snakegourd 
Salt to taste
3 tsp coconut oil
2 sprigs of curry leaves
3/4 cup fresh curds

FOR THE MASALA PASTE YOU NEED:
1 cup fresh coconut gratings
2 green chillies
2 tsp cumin seeds/ jeera
1/2 tsp turmeric/ haldi powder
Grind the above ingredients into a coarse paste adding very little water and keep aside.


PROCEDURE:

  • Wash all the veggies,cut drumsticks into finger size pieces
  • Cut the remaining veggies into one inch fingers, steam the veggies or cook in cooker for only one whistle (don't overcook)
  • Cook yellow pumpkin outside only as it cooks fast.
  • Put the steamed veggies in a pan,add salt and ground  masala paste, give a good mix and cook for 5 mins
  • Now add the curds , stir and simmer the avial ,cook for 2-3 mins and turn off the flame
  • Now its the time to add coconut oil and curry leaves.
  • Add it and mix well, cover and let the flavours infuse for 5 mins.
  • Enjoy with hot steaamed rice and dal or rasam.
  • Garnish 


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