Avial (vegetables in yogurt)

Vasupradha Raghav-Vasudevan

By
@VasuorPree

The perfect heirloom recipe :)

During this festival called Pongal (Harvest festival in India - which comes in the month of january) my grandmom used to make this for the whole family to feast on!!

It was an occasion when all daughters and grand-daughters visited their grandparents home and prayed together for the health and well-being of their respective brothers...

I lost my younger brother to cancer in 2009

All the memories of this day have since stood etched in my heart and whenever I make this traditional dish at home...I feel like I am cooking for my brother himself :)


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Ingredients

1 can(s)
vegetable, mixture
1 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1 tsp
mustard seeds
1 c
yogurt
1/2 c
water
salt to taste

FOR POWDER

2 Tbsp
coconut
1 Tbsp
cumin seeds
1
green chilli

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat vegetable oil in a saucepan and once heated, add the mustard seeds and cover the pan with a lid.
2
Once the mustard seeds have popped, add the washed and drained can of vegetables to the pan and fry for about 4-5 min.
3
Meanwhile, in a blender make a powder of cumin seeds, coconut and green chilli. Add this powder to the vegetable mixture, add salt, 1/2 cup of water and bring it to a boil.
4
After having cooked for about 10 min, turn off the heat and set it aside to cool. After the mixture has cooled, stir in the cup of yogurt. Serve immediately :)