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Wednesday, March 25, 2009


People use different vegetables for making avail .It’s all your choice whether to use or not a particular one.

My recipe is the below

Chopped (length wise) Yam pieces – 1/4cup
Chopped (length wise) Carrots – 1/4 cup
Chopped (length wise) string beans (Achinga) – 1/4 cup
Chopped (length wise) drum stick – 1
Green chilies (cut into half) – 5
Grated Coconut – 3/4 cup
Sour Curd- ½ cup (you can use tamarind water – ¼ cup also instead of sour curd)
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Chili powder -1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds – a few
Curry leaves – a few
Salt to taste
Coconut oil as required

Cook the vegetables adding some water, turmeric powder, chili powder and green chilies.
[Make sure you will add very little water always so that avail will be thick. I wanted bit gravy for lunch and hence I added more water].
Grind grated coconut, cumin seeds and few curry leaves with very little water to make a fine paste.
Now add coconut paste and salt to the cooked vegetables. Simmer for three minutes.
Beat the curd and add to it. Mix well. Switch off the flame.
Add few curry leaves. Sprinkle a teaspoon of coconut oil. Mix well. Serve hot with rice.

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