How many of u tried adding tamarind juice for sourness in aviyal.. In thrissur exp my area we used to add curd .. This is my first trail making aviyal with tamarind juice ..The result was just awesome ..So if u didn’t try this version till now ,just go ahead with this recipe 🙂
Carrot-2 Plantain/pachakaya-1 Chena/yam-1 small piece Beans-6 Ash gourd /elavan-1/4of 1 small Drumstick /muringakkaya-2 Long beans/Payar-4-5 If u have more vegetables u can add ..I made this aviyal with the above vegetables .. Chilli Powder-1/2tsp Green chilli-2 Turmeric powder-1/4tsp Salt- Tamarind water-4tbsp(lemon size tamarind soak in 1/4cup water ) Shallots/small onion-2 Cumin seeds-1/4tsp Curryleaves-2 strings Coconut Oil-4Tbsp Grated Coconut-1
Cut vegetables into medium thick long sticks .. Wash them with salt and strain for 10 minutes .. In a heavy bottom pan heat 2 tbsp of coconut oil Add all veg one by one and sauté for 10 minutes in medium flame .. Now add chilli powder ,turmeric powder ,chilli slits ,and salt along with some curry leaves .. Mix well …. Close the pan ,lower the flame and cook until done stirring occasionally .. Then add tamarind juice ..(amount of sourness is purely depending up on ur choice ,so increase or decrease ) Slowly mix well and cook for 5 more minutes ..Now check the taste ,add salt if needed .. in between ,crush both cumin seeds and shallots together and mix with grated coconut and mix well with ur hand.. Or u can just whip for a second in mixi ..We don’t want our coconut to grind ,just mix with cumin-shallot thats all..To that add little salt and mix .. Now add this coconut mix in our cooked vegetables and slowly mix until the coconut and vegetables join together … Now press with aviyal with a spoon to the bottom and close for few minutes in medium flame till u can see the steam coming … Give a taste test ,add salt or tamarind if necessary … Finally add crushed curry leaves and sprinkle coconut oil and mix and close .. Remove from the stove and allow to sit for few minutes before serving .. The amount of coconut oil is giving that authentic smell and taste ..In sadya they add generous amount of coconut oil to get that oily finish .. So its ur choice to add more or less oil …. 🙂 So enjoy this simple humble but very very tasty dry sadya aviyal …. Hope u all will try this version soon .. Waiting for ur comments and feedback ..
If u don’t like tamarind juice in ur aviyal then u can add curd when the vegetables are cooked 3/4th ..Add beaten curd, mix well and cover the pan and cook till the vegetables are done …Then add coconut mix ..