Avial

avial

Ingredients:
Mixed Vegetables – 3 cups
Grated Coconut – 3/4 cup
Jeera Seeds – 2 tsp
Shallots – 2 to 3
Green Chillies – 2
Curd – 1/2 cup
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp (Optional)
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Udad Dal – 2 tsp
Red Chillies – 1
Curry Leaves – handful
Coconut Oil – 1 to 2 tsp

Method:

One can make Avial with any type of vegetables. The most commonly used vegetables are: Elephant Yam,White Pumpkin,Cluster Beans,Long Beans,Potato,Carrots,Green Peas,
Red Pumpkin,Brinjal,Raw Banana etc.
Take small quantity of the above mentioned vegetables.
Wash and dice the above mentioned vegetables into thin long pieces.

In a large pan, add all the vegetables ,salt and turmeric powder .Cover and cook till the vegetables are soft.
Take care not to over cook the vegetables.

Make a smooth paste of grated coconut,shallots,Jeera seeds,Green chillies with little water.

Once the vegetables are cooked, add the ground paste and cook it for 5 to 10 minutes.

In a tadka pan, heat coconut oil .Once the oil is hot, add broken red chilli,Udad dal,Mustard seeds,Hing and Curry leaves.Fry the mixture well and pour over the avial.

Once the avial is little cool, add half a cup of curd and mix well.

Serve as a side dish for Dosas,Rice etc.

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