Avial, favourite of my whole household. This dish will feature at least thrice in a month mostly during weekends, along with steaming Pumpkin Sambar.I just love this combination. This is also my Patti s special. she always makes this when we visit her in Tirunelveli.
This is a dish which has all vegetables in spicy yogurt gravy. Now on to the ingredients
Vegetables of your choice - 1 cup each ( I used Carrot, Beans, Cluster Beans, Drumstick, Brinjal, Potato, Yam, Yellow Pumpkin)
Green chillies - 2 or 3
Coconut scrapped - 1 cup
Jeera - 1 tea spoon
Thick Yogurt - 1 table spoon
Coconut oil - 2 tea spoons
Curry leaves, onions and mustard seeds for seasoning
All the vegetables should be julienned. Steam drumstick and brinjal together, rest all separately.This should be done as drumstick and brinjal will cook faster than the others. In a blender take coconut , jeera and green chillies, blend the three to make a smooth paste. In a large wok, heat oil ( normal cooking oil ) and add mustard seeds, curry leaves followed by the onions and saute for two minutes. To this add the boiled veggies along with the gravy.Add salt to taste. Let this come to a boil and get a gravy consistency. Bring it down from the heat and let the gravy cool little. Just before you serve , add the yogurt and coconut oil. It will give you a beautiful aroma for the dish. Yummy Avial is ready.
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