Avial Recipe| Kerala Sadya recipe.

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This avial is prepared by mom in law.

Ingredients required:

  1. Vegetables-cut into pieces
  2. 2 cups of grated coconut 
  3. 1 tsp of powdered jeera (cumin, jeerakam) 
  4. 1 tsp of red chilli powder 
  5. 2-3 green chillies 
  6. 1/2 tsp of turmeric pwoder 
  7. 2 tbsp of coconut oil 
  8. A few curry leaves 

Method of preparation:

1. Add all the cut vegetables to a large cooking pot (we use the traditional kal chatti or stone pot to make aviyal at home). Top off with half the turmeric powder, jeera, curry leaves, and chilli powder. Add about 1/2 to 3/4 cup water and mix well.

The vegetables we used have more less less the same cooking time except mangoes which cook much quicker. So we add them later when adding the coconut mixture.

2. Cook covered on a low flame for about 10-12 mins or until the vegetables are cooked yet hold their shape. Take care not to cook them to a mush, I would suggest checking every 5 mins to confirm this.
3. Meanwhile, grind together - coconut,green chillies, remaining turmeric to a coarse paste without adding water.
4. Check that your vegetables are almost cooked through. They would have let out a fair amount of water while cooking and this is good.

5. Add the ground coconut mixture on top along with requirement amount of salt . Without mixing, cook covered for another 3-4 mins.

6. That's it! Mix the coconut mixture in gently and remove from flame. The avial will be a bit watery still but it will dry up as the vegetables absorbed it as they sit. Drizzle the coconut oil on top and mix gently. Set aside covered loosely for an hour before serving.