Avial (6 servings)

Preferred vegetables (All cut to 1″ size and finger thickness)

Shelled peas 1/2 cup

White pumpkin 1 cup

Yellow pumpkin 2/3 cup

Potatoes 1 cup

Carrot 1 cup

Yam 1 cup

Chow chow 1 cup

Beans 1 cup

Drum stick 10 pieces

Sour curds 1-11/2  cups

Green chillies 6-7

Grated Coconut 3/4 cup

Cumin seeds

1 tsp

Raw rice 3 tsp (Soak for 30 min)

coconut oil  4 tbsp

Curry leaves 5 sprigs

Boil the vegetables in a cup of water till cooked and add salt to it.

Grind into a paste the ingredients: coconut, chillies, cumin seeds, rice  and mix them into the curds.

Add the paste to the boiled vegetable and bring to boil. Remove from flame and temper with hot coconut oil. Add the curry leaves to the hot oil.

Cooking tip: In case the curd is not sour enough add some sour cream the paste.

To avoid excess cooking of  vegetables, boil the hard vegetables (except pumpkin) for just one whistle or less and  then add the pumpkins and cook for a short time.

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