Ingredients for Kerala Sadya Special Avial :
Tapioca : 1/2Cup
Yam : 1/2/cup
Raw Banana : 1
Drumstick : 3
Carrot : 2
Long Beans : 4
Beans : 4
Shallots : 4
Fresh Grated Coconut : 1Cup
Cumin Seeds : 1/4tsp
Green Chillies : 3 to 4
Turmeric Powder : 1/4tsp + a pinch
Curry Leaves : 2springs
Curd : 1/4Cup to 1/2Cup(if you want to make it a gravy add 1/2Cup)
Coconut Oil : 1tbsp
(you can add any vegetables of your choice : Ivy gourd(kovakka), broad beans(amara payaru), snake gourd(padavalanga), Ash gourd(ilavan) )
1. Wash and cut the vegetables lengthwise(1.5inch long & 1/2cm thickness).
2. In a kadai add tapioca, yam, a pinch of turmeric powder, and approximately 2cups of water. Boil tiil they are 50% cooked and then add remaining vegetables, salt, 1green chilly and 1spring of curry leaves. Cook till they are done and water evaporates completely.Do not overcook.
3. Using a mixer grind together shallots, green chillies, curry leaves, cumin seeds and 1.4tsp turmeric powder. Now add coconut and just coarse grind it. (Do not make it a paste). Add slightly beaten curd to this coconut mixture and add to the cooked vegetables. Stir well without breaking the cooked vegetables and cook for 2-3 minutes. Turn of the flame and pour the coconut oil over the aviyal. Combine well and close with a tight lid for another 1minute.
4. Garnish with curry leaves and serve this Kerala sadya special Aviyal with hot rice, paapad and pickle :)