Avial

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Nov. 09, 2015

Avial is a South Indian specialty!

Ingredients

To be ground to a smooth coconut paste (using ½ cup of water)
Freshly grated coconut 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon (jeera)
Chopped green chillies 1/2 Tablespoon
Other ingredients
Drumstick 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , cut into 1 1/2 inch chunks
French beans 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , cut (cut into 25 mm. (1") pieces)
Carrot 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , cut (cut into 25 mm. (1”) pieces)
Potato slices 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Pumpkin slice 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (bhopla / kaddu)
Salt To Taste
Fresh curd 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)

Directions

Making

1. Combine the curds and the prepared coconut paste in a deep bowl and whisk very well. Keep aside. 

2. Boil 2 cups of water in a deep non-stick pan, add the drumstick, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes or till the drumsticks are half cooked.

3. Add the French beans, carrot, potatoes and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes or till the vegetables are 90% cooked, while stirring occasionally. 

4. Add the red pumpkin, approx. ½ cup of hot water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally. 

5. Add the curds-coconut paste, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally. 

Serving

6. Serve hot with rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 4