Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Avial - Acidity Free Recipe

Avial - Acidity Free Recipe

This south indian curry has an unusual combination of vegetables, which makes the dish particularly flavourful. An ideal companion for a bowl of steaming hot rice.

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins
Makes 4 servings


1/2 cup chopped drumstick(saijan ki phalli / saragavo) into 1" pieces
1/2 cup chopped french beans into 1" pieces
1/2 cup cauliflower florets
1/2 cup potato cubes
1/2 cup fresh green peas
1/2 cup brinjal (baingan / eggplant) (baingan / eggplant) cubes
salt to taste
1/4 cup fresh curds (dahi) (dahi) , whisked
1 tsp oil

For The Paste:
1/2 cup grated fresh coconut
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) (jeera)
1 green chilli , roughly chopped
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi) (haldi)

Preparation Method:

For the paste:
Blend all the ingredients along with ¼ cup of water in a mixer to a smooth paste. Keep aside.

How to proceed:

Combine the drumsticks with ¼ cup of water in a non-stick pan, cover and cook till the drumsticks are half done.
Add the remaining vegetables and salt and mix well. Cover and cook till the vegetables are tender.
Add the prepared paste, curds and 1 cup of water and bring to boil. Simmer for 5 to 6 minutes.
Add the oil and simmer for half a minute.
Serve hot.

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