Wednesday, March 11, 2009
This is one of the Authentic Kerala Sadhya
recipes. Avial can be made thick or Soupy. This
version is the thicker version. So if you want
it more curry like add more water.
Plantain/Raw Banana/Kaya- 1
Winter Melon/Elavan-1 cup chopped
Frozen /Fresh Drum Sticks/Murinaghakaya-10 cut
Frozen Yam/Chena-1/2 cup Cut
Raw Mango- half mango chopped
To Make a Paste:
Fresh Grated Coconut-1 cup
Thick Yogurt-1/2 cup
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
coconut oil-2 tbs
Curry leaves- a few
Cut the vegetables like for french fries.
In a large pan add the vegetables except, the
drumsticks and yam with 2 cups of water. Put
the lid and cook in medium flame stirring
occasionally until the vegetables are soft
but not mushy.
In a separate bowl cook the drumsticks and
yam.The reason why you have to cook these
vegetables separately is because it takes longer
time to cook.
Blend together the coconut,cumin,green chillies
and yogurt to a smooth paste. If the paste is
too thick add 1/2 cup water .Set aside.
When the vegetables are cooking add the coconut
paste,turmeric,salt,curry leaves and mix
well.In medium flame bring Avial to boil. Remove
from flame and add the coconut oil. Mix well.
Note : You can also add vegetables like Long Beans,Pumpkin,Snake gourd,Yellow cucumber[vellarikkai}.