Thursday, March 10, 2011

Aviyal - Simple and Easy !!!

Another one of the many Keralite delicacies, this dish is part of Kerala Sadya.The recipe posted here is my simplified version of the traditional Avial.Traditionally a lot more vegetables are used and the dish is much more richer.Here I am trying to keep it simple and easy ...hope u like it...enjoy!!....

Things you will need:

Cut the following vegetables lengthwise like french fries-

Raw Banana/Plantains- 2 peeled,
Carrot- 1 cup
Beans - 1 cup
Raw Mango- 1 ,medium sized
Drum stick- 5 or 6(I use the frozen kind)

Other ingredients:

Turmeric powder-1 tsp
Red whole chillies- 4 or 5
Green chillies- 4 or 5 , slit in half lengthwise
Curry Leaves
Coconut -1 cup,shredded
Salt to taste
Cumin seeds- 2 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp,preferably Coconut oil

Preparation Method:

Grind coconut , green chillies(2 nos),cumin seeds to paste.
Use just enough water to grind.
Do not use too much water.
In a cooking vessel add the vegetables - plantains,raw mango,carrot,beans; along with turmeric powder, salt, curry leaves,green chillies (remaining) and red whole chillies.
Add just enough water to immerse the vegetables.Bring this to a boil and cook till plantains are tender.
Now add the coconut paste and oil to the cooked vegetables and simmer for few minutes.Make sure the water in the vessel is reducing.
Do a taste test and add more salt if necessary.
Turn off the heat once water/gravy is reduced completely.

Avial is now ready to be served with steamed rice and Sambhar.

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