Avial

Posted on 8/21/2017

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Makes 6 servings


Ingredients

To Be Ground To A Smooth Paste

3/4 cup freshly grated coconut
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
4 green chillies , roughly chopped
1/4 cup water

Other Ingredients

1/2 cup drumsticks , cut into 25 mm. (1") pieces
1/2 cup long french beans , cut into 25 mm. (1") pieces
1/2 cup carrots , cut into 25mm (1”) pieces
1/2 cup yam (suran) , cut into 25mm (1”) pieces
1/2 cup red pumpkin (bhopla / kaddu) cubes
1 raw banana , peeled and cut into 25 mm (1”) pieces
1/2 cup fresh green peas
1/2 cup brinjal (baingan / eggplant) cubes
1/4 tsp turmeric
salt to taste
1/2 cup fresh curds (dahi) , beaten (optional)
2 tbsp coconut oil or any other refined oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
7 to 8 curry leaves (kadi patta)



Method

1. Combine the drumsticks with ¼ cup of water and cover and cook on a medium flame till they are half done.
2. Add the remaining vegetables, water if required and salt, mix well and cover and cook on a slow flame till the vegetables are tender (approx. 12 to 15 minutes).
3. Add the prepared paste and ¼ cup of water, mix well and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes or till it becomes semi-dry. Remove off the flame.
4. Add the curds, oil, cumin seeds and curry leaves and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve hot.

Report:
Tarla Dalal



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