Saturday, 26 January 2013

CUCUMBER AVIYAL

Aviyal is a very popular dish from Kerala State. This is one of the items in the Menu in Kerala's feast,  may it be a wedding, religious festival, birthday feast or any feast. Aviyal is made of many vegetables like Yam, green banana, chinese potatoes, beans, long beans etc...  If you go at weddings and you are served this delicious curry then you can find in it all the veggies which grow on the earth !!!
Today I prepared it with different veges with same masala. 
CUCUMBER AVIYAL... IT IS DIFFERENT !!!

WHAT YOU NEED :
Cucumber or Kakdi, well grown - 1
Snake gourd - 1 small
Vaali / Basale - 1 long stem
Coconut, grated - 2 handfulls
Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Green chillies - 3
Curd - 1 tbsp or tamarind - a small piece.
Salt - to taste
Curry leaves - 1 sprig

HOW TO MAKE:

Wash cucumber and snake gourd and cut in big pieces.
Cut vaali/ basale 3" long pieces.

Grind coconut, green chillys, tamarind, 1 tsp cumin seeds and turmeric powder to a rough masala.

Now cook veggies in a vessel with enough water till tender.
Add masala and bring to boil.
Add salt and mix well.
Now add curd and mix well ( if the tamarind is not added).

Heat a small pan with a tsp of coconut oil.
Sputter 1 tsp jeera, add curry leaves.
 Pour this seasoning on the Cucumber aviyal.

Serve hot with rice.

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