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Friday, November 16, 2012

MALABAR AVIAL




Though Kerala is the home of Avial, No South Indian feast is 

complete without a serving of this delectable and wholesome dish.

As a contains nearly half a dozen vegetables thrown into it

we can confidently say it is one of the most balanced and 

nutritious vegetarian dish in Indian cuisine...


INGREDIENTS
  • PUMPKIN
  • ASH GOURD
  • YAM
  • CLUSTER BEANS 
  • FRENCH BEANS           -        1 KG OF ALL THESE
  • POTATO                                     VEGETABLES
  • CARROT
  • BRINJAL
  • SNAKE GOURD
  • DRUMSTICK
  • GRATED COCONUT      -2 CUPS
  • CURD                               -2-2 1/2  CUPS
  • CUMIN SEEDS                -1/2 TEASPOON
  • COCONUT OIL                -2 TABLESPOONS
  • GREEN CHILLIES           -4
  • CURRY LEAVES              - A FEW SPRIGS
  • SALT TO TASTE

METHOD

  • Cut all the vegetables into 1 1/2 inch bits,approximately 1/2 an inch thick.
  • Microwave all the vegetables with a little water for 10 minutes or pressure cook them till done.
  • Grind together the coconut,chillies,cumin seeds and little curd in a mixer.
  • Add the ground mixture to the cooked vegetables.
  • Add the rest of the beaten curds and salt to taste.
  • Bring to a boil .
  • Remove from heat.
  • Season with curry leaves and pour the coconut oil over the dish and give a light stir.
  • Serve with rice,sambar and fried pappadams.
  • Avial is a great side dish for Venn Pongal too...

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