Avial

Post No.146

Avial  is also an integral part of onam sadya. Avial is a blend of different veggies in a spicy coconut and yogurt  gravy and garnished  with curry leaves and coconut oil. There are variations of making avial in different part of Kerala. It is also made with raw mango or tamarind  or curd. In this recipe I have used curd.

Ingredients

2 cups mixed vegetables

½ cup curd

Salt to taste

1 tbsp coconut oil

A sprig of curry leaves

To grind

½ cup grated coconut

3  green chillies

1/4 tsp cumin seed

Method

Cut the vegetables lengthwise(carrot, cluster beans, drumstick, yam and ashgourd).

To a mixer jar add grated coconut, cummin seed and green chillies and grind to a coarse mixture.

In a pan add one cup of water add yam and drumstick. Cook till it is half done. Now add the remaining vegetables and salt. Cook until soft and then add coconut mixture and cook for another couple of minutes. Add yogurt and mix well.

Switch off the flame and add curry leaves  and coconut oil. Mix well and cover with a lid for 5 minutes.

Serve with Rice.

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