Thursday, June 9, 2011


It is a kind of gravy mixed with Curd, Vegetables with Cocunut- Chilli Paste. Also it is a very easy dish to prepare in short time                   
Ash Gourd --------------------->  1 cup, thinly cut about 1.5 inch long(Poosani kaai)
Raw green Plantain -----------> 1 cup, thinly cut about 1.5 inch long
Chayote -----------------------> 1 cup, thinly cut about 1.5 inch long
Beans --------------------------> 1 cup, cut into 1.5 inch long
Carrot --------------------------> ½ cup, thinly cut about 1.5 inch long
Green Peas --------------------> 1/2 cup
Drumstick ---------------------> 10 small pieces
Turmeric -----------------------> 1 tsp
Yogurt --------------------------> 1 cup
Salt  ----------------------------> A2Y taste

To Grind
Coconut ------------------------> 3/4 cup
Jeera ---------------------------> 2 tsp
Ginger --------------------------> 1.5 inch, peeled
Green Chillies ------------------> 5
Mustard Seeds -----------------> 2 tsp
Red Chillies --------------------> 2
Curry Leaves ------------------> 1 sprig
Coconut oil ---------------------> 4 tsp
v  Pressure cook the vegetables with Green Chillies & Salt (I pressure cooked drumsticks separately for 4 or 5 whistles since it is frozen)                   
v  Pressure cook Green Peas with Salt                
v  Meantime, make smooth paste with the items in "To Grind “Section. While grinding add water if needed.   
v  In a Sauce pan, mix vegetables, peas & coconut paste, Turmeric; check for salt(No need to drain the water from the vegetables)              
v  After few minutes, add curd and mix well.                  
v  Leave it in medium and once u see the first bubbles coming up remove it; otherwise the yogurt will curdle.                       
v  Do the seasoning and pour over the Aviyal                 
v  Serve it with Adai                    

It goes very well with any spicy gravies like Puli Kuzhambhu, vatha Kuzhambhu, Theeyal, Rasam, Sambhar. Cocunut oil gives nice aroma and taste, so please try not to subsitute any other oil.            
ü  No need to add water to the vegetables while pressure cooking. Just little salt will do the trick.       
ü  Other vegetables like Karunai kizhangu(Elephant Yam), Mango, Snake Gourd can also be added.      
ü  Do not overcook the veggies              

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