AVIAL | AVIYAL

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Avial is a staple dish during Kerala Sadyas…A sadya without avial isnt a sadya! Avial is a very simple dish,extremely easy to make.When I made Avial for the first time I remember..I was surprised.I expected Avial to be a complex and a difficult to make kind of dish.But when I made it..it was soo simple even when I was a beginner in the world of cooking 🙂 Avial is a really nutritious dish…you can make it with any kind of vegetable..no hard and fast rules regarding this..And I greatly suggest that you use coconut oil..It brings out the flavours to a great extent!!…and with addition of yoghurt ,it provides the exact tangy taste so that you can relish it with Rice.
Ingredients :

Vegetables – (drumstick,carrot,beans,elephant yam,cucumber, Potato,snake gourd) – 2 – 3 cups( you can use any vegetables of your choice).
Green chillies –  2(Slit length wise)
Salt to taste
Curry leaves – a sprig

To grind :

  • Grated coconut – 1.5 cups
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Green chilli – 2
    Garlic – 2 cloves
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

To add in the end:

Curd – 1/4 to 1/2 cup yogurt ( adjust as per sourness)

Coconut oil(or oil of your choice)
Curry leaves


Method

Chop all the vegetables in medium length and cook it with just enough water and salt.
In a food processor coarsely grind grated coconut , cumin seeds , turmeric powder , garlic , green chilies and  curry leaves.
Add this and yoghurt to the cooked vegetables and combine well. Simmer for a minute and remove from fire.
Drizzle a table spoon of coconut oil and some curry leaves and serve warm with Rice and Enjoy!

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