Vegetable stew/Avial Recipe is traditional side dish Kerala but my recipe is not authentic.I have made some change.Vegetable stew avial is delicious preparation with the combination of vegetable, coconut, and tamarind.
what we need
1 cup bottle gourd(lauki) peeled can chop in cube
1 potato boiled and chopped in cube
2 tomato chopped
4 tbsp. freshly grated coconut
2-3 green chili
1 tsp. roasted cumin seeds
1 tsp. Sambar masala or curry powder or turmeric powder
2 tbsp. oil
1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
½ tsp. mustard seed
2 cup water
1 tsp. tamarind paste
2 tbsp. curd
2 whole red chili
Few curry leaves
How to make
Firstly grind coconut, cumin seed, green chili with little water make smooth paste keep aside.
In a heavy bottom pan, heat 1 tbsp. oil once oil is hot, add coconut paste and sambar masala stir and cook for a 3-4 minute now add chopped bottle gourd stir for a 3-4 minute, add water and salt, cook 5 minutes on medium heat, stir well add potato and chopped tomato stir well and again cook for 5 minutes. Now add curd and tamarind paste, stir well cook another 3-4 minute and turn off heat.
Heat oil in a small wok once oil add hot mustard seed, whole red chili, and curry leaves and hing when they start to crackle add into avial Serve hot with rice or you can enjoy like soup.Vegetable idli tastes great with avial.
You can take any vegetable of your choice.