Avial is a healthy food as it is a mixture of 4-5 vegetables and is a great combination to Sambar. My Mom makes this Avial whenever we are all at home together or during festival days. I learnt from wiki that Bhima invented Aviyal. Very Surprising,, Isnt It??
Here goes the recipe:
|Chopped Vegetables for Avial|
Brinjal (small) 2
Green(Unripe) Banana / Vazhakkai (small) 2
Cluster Beans 5
Cumin / Jeeragam ¾ tsp
Green Chillies 3-4
Curd/Yoghurt 5-6 tsp
Grated Cocount 5tsp
Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Curry Leaves 5
Pearl Onions 3
Chop Vegetables lengthwise. Chop Pearl Onions.
Cut Brinjal into four pieces. Grate Coconut.
Grind together: Coconut, Chillies and Cumin.
Heat Pan. Add chopped Vegetables. Add water well enough to cover the vegetables. Cook on a medium flame till done.
Add Coconut Paste and Salt. Fry for five more minutes.
Heat Oil in a Pan. When hot, add Mustard Seeds. When Popped, reduce flame and add Curry Leaves, Pearl Onions. Fry till the Onions become translucent. Pour this seasoning into the Avial.
Mix Curd / Yoghurt with the Avial just before Serving.
Serve with Rice and Sambar.
Note: Prepare Sambar which does not include those vegetables in Avial like Pumpkin Sambar, Hyacinth/Indian Beans (Avaraikkai) Sambar, Ivy Gourd (Kovakkai) Sambar.