Fresh and oil free! A Kerela delicacy made with beans, drumsticks, white pumpkin, potatoes and cooked in a coconut based masala. Chef: Kalpana.
Ingredients Of Kanyakumari Aviyal Without Oil
1 cup coconut scrapping
4-5 green chillies
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
3/4 tsp cumin seeds
Vegetables (preferably yam, drumsticks, white pumpkin)
(carrots, french beans, potatoes can also be included)
Salt to taste
Few curry leaves
3-4 pieces of raw mangoes
1/2 cup yoghurt
How to Make Kanyakumari Aviyal without Oil
-Cut all vegetables into one or two inches in length and 1 cm in thickness (as the size of a little finger).Grind coconut to form the paste. Add green chillies, cumin seeds, turmeric into coarse mass (no need to add water for grinding).
-Place the pan on the flame. Add 1/4 cup of water. Add yam, drumstick to it. Let them boil for 2-3 minutes.Add all other vegetables(except raw mango) with another 1/4 cup of water.Spread the coconut mixture on the top. Add salt, curry leaves to it.
-Close the pan and let it cook for 10 minutes. Occasionally stir with the back of the spoon. Don't break the vegetables.Once the vegetables are 3/4 cooked, add 3-4 pieces of raw mangoes and cook for 3-5 minutes till water is almost drained still not dry.
-Remove from flame and add 1/2 cup yoghurt. Stir it gently and transfer it to serving bowl can be served with rice, chapati, roti, idli, dosa.