Thursday, March 13, 2008

AVIAL

INGREDIENTS

Potato-2 medium size
carrot-1 cup
long beans-1 cup
raw banana-1 cup
frozen drumsticks-6-8 nos(optional)
tomato-2 nos
green chilies-3 nos
curry leaves-of 1 sprig

FOR MASALA

coconut-1 cup ,shredded
shallots/small onions-3-4 nos
turmeric pdr-1 1/2 tsp
jeera-1 tsp
curry leaves-of 1 sprig

METHOD

Cut all the vegetables long and of same length(the size of french fries).Cook them in a small amount of water along with green chillies,curry leaves and some salt.Coarsely grind the ingredients for the masala with lil water and add it to the cooked vegetables.Stir in everything together and switch off the flame.Serve it hot with rice.
NOTE:-Traditional recipe calls for adding curd in the end.But i like it without it.But anyone who like it can add in a cup of curd, nicely whisked into the dish.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

ranji dear....
your avial activates my salivary glands!!! the combination of vegetables, and the coconut gravy with green chillies and jeera and finally the touch of curry leaves makes it special. actually avial(during its premitive days) is a dish made from leftover vegetables... and what a transformation!!!!!!!! now the malayalee SADYA is incomplete without THE GREAT AVIAL...

Bappa said...

wow!!!!!. looks nice. I am sure it is tasty too.

Bappa