As the name suggests, Avial is a mixture of vegetables steamed in a simple way with a minimum use of 6, 7 of them with Coconut gratings and coconut oil. Some dishes like “appam”, “avial” etc are mainly prepared in the state of Kerala and being very close to Tamil Nadu, some of these food items are commonly used in the households of Tamil Nadu also. It is a tasty, healthy food dish as it is prepared with many locally grown vegetables along with
a liberal amount of both coconut gratings and coconut oil.
Cooking Time: 30 minutes.
Servings : 5
1. Onion : 1 ( 50 grams approximate)
2. G. Chili : 5
3. Cumin Seeds : 1 Teaspoon
4. Coconut gratings : 1 Cup
5. Coconut Oil : 1.5 Tablespoon
6. Water : 1 Cup
7. Salt : 1 Teaspoon
8. Vegetables : 6, or 7 veg out of the following vegetables mentioned
1. Unripe mango ( small ), 1 Drumstick, 1 Unripe banana, one small piece of ashgourd or pumpkin, 2 Egg plants (brinjal), 1 carrot, 4,5 beans, a few cluster beans, a small piece yam
Wash and dice the vegetables of your choice and put them all in the small
cooker along with water, salt, coconut gratings and cumin seeds. Chop the onion and the green chili and add them. Pour the coconut oil over it and pressure cook them over moderate flame for 5 minutes or give three whistles.
Tips : If raw mango is not available, use 0.25 cup thick curd just before taking the cooker off the stove. Grinding the coconut gratings along with cumin seeds, onion and green chili before adding to the vegetables for cooking is optional.