Quick Aviyal (north Kerala Style)


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A quick way of recreating the South Indian delicacy magic, Quick Aviyal is full of traditional South Indian flavors. A mix of vegetables and spices blended with curd and coconut, quick avial is easy to prepare in minutes and is sure to tempt every palate and taste buds.

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Quick Aviyal (north Kerala Style) recipe - How to make Quick Aviyal (north Kerala Style)

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200 gms cucumbers
2 medium sized potatoes
1 green tomato
1 medium sized raw banana
1 cup beaten curds (dahi)
1 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
salt to taste
1 tbsp coconut oil
3 green chillies
6 tbsp grated coconut
2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)

  1. Peel & deseed cucumber and cut into thin pieces of about 2" length
  2. Peel & cut potatoes & raw bananas into thin pieces of about 2" length
  3. Cut tomato into thin slices, lengthwise
  4. In a heavy bottomed vessel, put all the vegetables and 3 glasses of water.
  5. Add turmeric powder and enough salt into the water
  6. Cover the vessel and boil in low flame, for 10 minutes till the vegetables are cooked
  7. Grind grated coconut, green chillies and cumin seed together, coarsely
  8. Add the above mix into the vegetables
  9. Add a little water, if necessary
  10. Boil under sim fire, for 3 minutes
  11. Add the beaten curd into the aviyal
  12. Put off the stove, after 1 minute
  13. Put curry leaves generously into the avial
  14. Finally, add a tablespoon of coconut oil, to get that ''real kerala touch''

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