Friday, April 24, 2009

Aviyal (Mixed Vegetables In Coconut)


For cooking the vegetables

3,4 cups- Mixed vegetables. (You can use green plantain,elephant yam,carrots,drumsticks,potatoes,snake guard,beans,pumpkin etc...)
3/4 tsp-Turmeric powder
1 tsp - Oil
A few- Green chillies
A few -Curry leaves
To taste-Salt
For coconut mixture
1 cup- Fresh coconut
3/4 tsp-Cumin
4- Pearl onions or a few pieces of red onions
1 cup- Plain yogurt (you can also use 1/2 cup yogurt and 1/2 cup sour creme)
1 tsp -Coconut oil
A few- Curry leaves.

1. Cut all the vegetables lengthwise of "1 thickness.
2. Cook the vegetables with 1/2 cup water,salt,turmeric,green chillies, curry leaves and oil.
3.Grind together the coconut ,cumin,green chillies,onion. Use a little bit of water to grind easily.ou can also use yogurt instead of water
4. Make a coarse form. Do not make a paste.
5. Once the vegetables are cooked ,add the ground paste and yogurt.
6. Mix well and make sure all the vegetables are coated with coconut mixture.
7. Cook for a minute until it is heated all the way through. Turn off the stove and remove from heat.
8. Season with 1 tsp coconut oil and curry leaves.
9. Serve hot with rice.


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