In our house probably we will have avial thrice a week...Each time amma makes this with different vegetables..
Some day she will make tomato avial or drumstick avial or yam avial and many more..Each time the flavours will be completely different and unique...
Today I am going to share my mums favorite avial using Beans and Potato.The vegetables are cooked in a spicy green coconut sauce...Totally delicious..
I would advice you to make the tempering using coconut oil..Because she always used that so I do..
I can give you a tip too,Whenever you are making any dish that have some form of coconut in it..try using coconut oil in that..because that enhances the flavour of the entire dish..
Ok no more delay..Off to the recipe..
Beans-15 cut into a inch size
Potato-3 cut into a inch size
Turmeric powder-1 tsp
Tamarind paste-1 tsp mixed with some water
Salt to taste
Curry leaves-1 spring
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi-1 tsp
Coconut oil-1 tblspn
Mustard seeds / Kaduku -1 tsp
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam – 1 tsp
Curry leaves -1 spring
Take beans,potato,turmeric and salt in a kadai.Add ½ cup of water and cook it covered on a low flame..It will take around 15-20 mins
Take coconut,cumin seeds,green chilli,curry leaves,turmeric in a blender and make it into a fine puree by adding some water..
Now pour this masala into the cooked vegetables and mix well..
Pour in tamarind water and mix well..Cook this for 5 mins..
Now make tempering by heating oil and crackling mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves..
Pour this over the avial and mix well.
Serve with rice and any gravy..
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|Take all your ingrediants..Please add tamarind in this list...I forgot..|
|Add salt and turmeric to vegetables|
|pour in some water|
|heat it and bring it to a boil|
|cover and simmer|
|till the potato is cooked|
|Meanwhile take ingrediants for masala in a blender|
|make it into a fine puree|
|pour it in|
|bring it to boil|
|add some tamarind juice in this and cook for couple more mins|
|Make tempering and pour it in..|
|The coconut oil smells divine|
|have this with rice|