Thursday, August 16, 2012
Vegetable Avial (Brahmin style)
This is a semi solid gravy made with all the vegetables soaked in thick curd - ground coconut mixture.
Main Vegetables to be used in Avial : Pusanikai (white pumpkin), Murunkakkai (Drumstick), Valakkai (Raw banana), Sebankalangu (Yam), Carrot , pattani (peas). Or atleast I use these as mandate ones as they surely give a great flavor to dish and tastes good. Other than these one can also add, beans, brinjal, kothavarangai, Potato, Avarakkai ect. Try adding a max of 6 -7 different vegetables not more than that
Preparation time : Pre-preparation - 30 min, Cooking time: 10 min; serves:4 people
Drumstick - 1
White pumpkin - 1 slice
Raw banana - 1
Peas - handful
Yam - 1 slice
Beans - 10
Wash and dice these vegetables in long shape more like fingers, add salt and turmeric and cook in pressure for 1 whistle. (add little water just enough to cook vegetables)
Curd - 1 cup
Coconut - 1 cup
Jeera - 1 spoon
Cocunut oil - 1 spoon
Green chilly - 4
Grind Green chilly, cocunut and jeera and keep aside
Take a kadai and pour cocunut oil , when hot use the seasoning agents(mustard, curry leaf and jeera) and leave it to splutter.
Now add the ground coconut and leave it to cook for a minute
Add the vegetables and add required amount of salt.
Cook for few minutes
Add curd and cook for a min, check for salt and spice.
Remove from flame, this avial tastes its best with Puliyotharai or Adai. Receipes for with are on the way!!
Have a feast with this avial