Saturday, February 12, 2011

Aviyal / அவியல்


The Maharaja of Travencore used to perform Murajapam every year,( a vedic seminar,) in which a large number of vedic scholars participated. One year it so happened that there was no vegetables left on the last day of the Murajapam.. Only few pieces of various vegetables left over from the previous days were available. The cook cut all the left overs into long thin pieces and prepared "Aviyal." The king liked the dish so much and presented him with a gold bracelet so much and ordered that this dish be served every year since then. Otherwise, all the following vegetables can be used, depending on the availability.
one of my favorite item..........Here is the recipe for you guys.

  • Drumstick, Cucumber, Potato,
  • Pumpkin, Egg Plant,
  • Beans,Sepakilangu ,Carrot ,
  • Long Beans and Raw Plantain - 3 Cups. 
  • Cut vegetables lengthwise.
  • Water – 1/2cup
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Coconut – 1/2 cup
  • Green chilly – 2-3
  • Jeera – a pinch
  • Yogurt – 1/4 cup, beaten
  • Coconut oil – 1 tsp
  • Salt
  • Curry leaves
  • Grind together coconut, jeeraand chilli into a thick paste(coarse). 
  • Cook the veggies with turmeric and chilli powder and salt. 
  • When the veggies are 3/4th cooked, add the ground paste. Mix well. 
  • Cover and cook till the veggies are done and the raw taste of coconut paste is gone. 
  • Add yogurt and mix well. 
  • Cook for 1-2 minutes more and just before removing from the gas, add the coconut oil and curry leaves. 
  • Serve hot with rice and Adai.

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