Avial / Mixed vegetable curry in a coconut and green chilly base flavored with cumin

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Avial is one of the most popular kerala dishes , it is very easy to make and healthy as well.It is generally made with a mixture of vegetables , coconut , cumin , green chillies , curry leaves and flavoured with coconut oil. The vegetables I have used here is yam , egg plant , drumstick , carrot , potatoes , kovakkai(tindora), string beans . A souring agent is very key for avial normally tamarind , raw mangoes or sour curd is used for it I have used raw mangoes for it .

There are several interesting stories behind the origin of Avial . The most common which I have heard from my mother is several years back during a marriage feast the main chef had a lot of left over vegetables . Instead of wasting it he cooked it in a mixture of ground coconut and cumin finished with coconut oil and curry leaves . Another interesting story is from Mahabharat where Bhim invented this dish while he assumed the identity of a cook while in exile .

Avial is a very easy dish to make, tastes great and very healthy too. It is cooked in very less oil and it has an amazing flavour of cumin and green chillies .

 
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Lets see how to make this delicious vegetable dish with tons of flavors bursting from it ..

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Parvathy

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Avial / Mixed vegetable curry in a coconut and green chilly base flavored with cumin
Serves 4
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
182 calories
38 g
0 g
2 g
9 g
0 g
284 g
172 g
0 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
284g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 182
Calories from Fat 14
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
2%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 172mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates 38g
13%
Dietary Fiber 11g
45%
Sugars 0g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A
288%
Vitamin C
49%
Calcium
7%
Iron
16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. Mixed Vegetables - 1 cup ( check notes)
  2. Grated Coconut- 1/2 cup
  3. Green Chilly- 2 no
  4. Cumin Seeds- 1/4 tsp
  5. Raw mango- 1/4 cup diced (check notes for alternative )
  6. Coconut Oil - 1tbsp
  7. Curry leaves- 2 sprigs
  8. Salt - as needed
  9. Turmeric powder- a pinch
Instructions
  1. 1.Chop all the vegetables into the following size little bit thicker than matchstick.
  2. 2. Cook these vegetables with little water and turmeric
  3. 3. While the vegetables are cooking , in a food processor grind coconut , cumin seeds and green chilly. Do not make a fine paste you only need to pulse it 2 or 3 times with little water
  4. 4. When the vegetables are cooked , add raw mango to it and cook for five minutes in medium flame . Please make sure the vegetables are not burning or dry . If it is too dry you can add some water to it
  5. 5. Add the ground coconut mixture to it , salt and water if needed . Cook this for atleast 10
  6. minutes in medium to low heat .
  7. 6. Finish with coconut oil and curry leaves . Serve hot with rice
Notes
  1. What kind of vegetables to use in Avial
  2. You can literally use any vegetables but avoid using beetroot because of the colour it imparts . I used carrot , drumstick , string beans , tindora , yam , raw banana and egg plant
  3. Substitute for raw mango
  4. If you cannot get raw mango you can also use soaked tamarind juice or sour yoghurt
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calories
182
fat
2g
protein
9g
carbs
38g
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Sambharam- Buttermilk flavoured with spices

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Hello Everyone !!!

Ramdan Kareem to all my friends !!
This month I will be presenting a lot of Iftar recipes for all the followers of Crackleandtemper . In that series the first one would be a buttermilk flavoured with spices . This is a very light refreshing drink flavored with mild spices and good to break the fast . It also sits light on your tummy and refreshes you instantly on hot summer day . Sambharam is a traditional refresher drink made with beaten yogurt and spiced with green chillies and ginger . At some places they add small red onions with curry leaves , but I have used cilantro here instead of small red onions . This is to give a different flavor to this drink and small red onion was unavailable at that time .
Sambharam is served at the end of every traditional sadya (feast) in kerala. The addition of spices to it makes it a refreshing drink for hot summers . So in this summer do try this mouthwatering kerala style drink to quench your thirsts. This is also generally served as a welcome drink in kerala households during scorching summer because of it’s naturally refreshing property. It also helps to cool down the body and aids in digestions; that’s the main reason why sambharam is served after a heavy meals like sadya. It is very easy to make this dish , does not take more than 5 minutes to whip this up . I even prefer to have rice and pickle with sambharam as a lazy lunch to keep my tummy cool .

 
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Sambharam- Buttermilk flavoured with spices
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
38 calories
3 g
8 g
2 g
2 g
1 g
182 g
34 g
3 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
182g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 38
Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
3%
Saturated Fat 1g
6%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 8mg
3%
Sodium 34mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 3g
1%
Dietary Fiber 0g
0%
Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
3%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
8%
Iron
0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. Yogurt plain – 1 cup
  2. Water – 2 cups
  3. Ginger- grated one teaspoon
  4. Green chilly- 1 chopped
  5. Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  6. Coriander leaves- 2 to 3 sprigs
  7. Lemon juice – couple of drops
  8. Salt- as needed
Instructions
  1. 1. In a bowl place yogurt , ice , ginger , coriander , curry leaves , green chilly and salt
  2. 2. Add water to it and beat till smooth . Check for salt if needed add more
  3. 3. Pour over ice in a glass and serve chilled
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calories
38
fat
2g
protein
2g
carbs
3g
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