Aviyal

Aviyal  is a classic Kerala recipe which is a delightful mix of all kinds of vegetables in yoghurt and grated coconut and is seasoned with coconut oil and curry leaves. Lets learn to prepare yummy aviyal.

Ingredients

  • Thick yoghurt – ¼ to ½ cup
  • Carrot – 2
  • Potato – 1
  • Beans – a few
  • Plantain – 1
  • Drumstick – 1
  • Turmeric pwd – ¼ tsp
  • Coconut oil – 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves – a few
  • Salt to taste

For Grinding

  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Grated coconut – ½ cup
  • Green chillies – 1 or 2

Preparation

  • Chop all the vegetables to fine pieces.
  • Heat coconut oil in a pressure cooker or thick bottom vessel.
  • Add vegetables, turmeric water, little salt and mix well.
  • Add ½ cup boiling water and cook it on a low flame until the veggies turn soft.
  • Grind coconut with green chillies and cumin seeds into paste and keep it aside.
  • Heat 1 tsp coconut oil in a fry pan.
  • Add the cooked veggies and stir well.
  • Add the coconut paste and combine.
  • Remove from fire and allow to cool.
  • Now add curd and mix gently.
  • Garnish it with curry leaves.
  • You can temper mustard, cumin seeds in coconut oil and add to the aviyal .

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