Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Serves: 3 to 4
Allergy Info: Vegan, Soy free and Nut free
Course: Accompaniment to rice
Cuisine: Kerala ( South Indian)
Mixed Veggies ( drumstick, carrot, brinjal, beans, white pumpkin, raw tomato, broad beans, cluster beans, potato, yam, colocassia) 1 and 1/2 cup chopped into cubes or lengths
Coconut oil 1 and 1/2 tbsp
Thick Fresh Curds 1 and 1/2 cup
Turmeric Powder a large pinch
Salt as per taste
To be ground into a paste:
Grated coconut 3/4 cup
Green chillies 5
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Coconut Oil 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Hing a large pinch
Curry leaves a sprig
If you want to eat avial, you have to forget about calories and cholestrol. Just go easy on yourself and relax. Treat yourself to this and you will definitely love it.
Boil the vegetables in water until well cooked. Boil potato, yam and colocassia seperately or better yet, pressure cook them for 3 whistles.
Set aside the boiled vegetables. Grind the cumin, coconut and the chillies to a smooth paste. You can adjust the spiciness by adding or decreasing the number of chillies.
Heat coconut oil in a kadai. Add turmeric powder. And add the boiled veggies. Saute for 3 to 4 mins.
Now add the coconut paste and combine well. Cook on low flame for 5 mins.
Once done, take off from heat and let it cool down completely.
After it cools down, add the salt to the curds whisk well and add to the mixture. Combine well but gently. Take care not to mash the veggies.
Now, temper with mustard seeds, curry leaves and hing in coconut oil.
Serve with rice or Adai.
This is my entry to Healing Foods: Coconut Event by Siri and guest hosted by Sukanya of Saffron Streaks
Note: Dont attempt this recipe in any other oil but coconut oil. The dish tastes better if the curds are slightly sour. It thickens after sometime but can be thinned by adding some more curd later on too.