Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Easy & Tasty Aviyal in Cooker (Especially for Bachelors..)


Raw plantain (pacha kaya)-1
Ash Gourd (Kumbalaga)-1/2cup
Drumstick (muringakaya)-2
Elephant Yam(chena)-1/2cup
Long beans-2
Snake Gourd(padavalanga )-1/4cup
Shallots(cheriya ulli)-18
Ginger -2 small pieces
Curry leaves-2strings
Green Chilly-6
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Coconut Oil-2tbsp
Salt-to taste
Yogurt-3tsbp(beat with a spoon)
Grated Coconut-1/2 of 1 coconut
Cumin powder-1/4tsp or cumin seeds-15


Wash and cut all the vegetables into lengthwise pieces (u can use any vegetable except 
brinjal,ladies finger and pumpkin) .
Crush (chathakkuka) 10 shallots ,one piece ginger ,1string curry leaves and 4 green chilly .
In a cooker pour all vegetables ,crushed onion mix,turmeric powder,salt and 1tbsp of coconut oil 
and mix them well.
Add 1/4 cup of water .
Pressure cook until the steam began to come .Don`t wait for the whistle to come .Switch off the 
gas and wait for 3 minutes.Then open the cooker by pouring water over it .
Make sure water is not too much or else the dish will be watery and not thick when done .(So after the vegetables are done if u feel the water is more than enough then drain the excess water 
to a bowl .)
By this time blend coconut ,3 shallots and cumin powder together (no need to grind ,just give a 
Add 3tbsp of curd to the cooked vegetables and mix well .(If u feel the sourness is not enough u 
may add more)
Check the salt .If u feel more salt is needed then add needful amount of salt to the coconut 
mixture and mix well..
Add this coconut mix and the onion mix(Crush 5 shallots ,1 piece ginger ,2 green chilly and 1 
string curry leaves )to vegetables and add 1 tbsp of coconut oil .
Just try to cover the vegetables by coconut and onion mix (kai kondu nannayi pothy vakkuka) .
Switch on the gas and allow the steam to come through the aviyal (in low flame for 5 minutes ).
Turn off the gas and carefully stir the aviyal ..Transfer this to a serving bowl .
Sprinkle 1 tsp of coconut oil and close the bowl ..Serve hot with rice


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