Indian Recipes

Spicy Steve's Indian Recipes


AVIAL
(South Indian Vegetarian) - A smooth tasting vegetarian dish with a creamy yoghurt base.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 lb mixed vegetables
4 fresh green chilis, halved lengthwise
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp tumeric powder
1/4 tsp cumin powder
1 cup freshly grated coconut (or 2/3 cup desicated coconut)
4 - 6 shallots (or 1 small red or brown onion)
1/2 cup plain yoghurt

Let's Cook:
Cut vegetables into cubes or slices. Combine with chilis, salt, tumeric and cumin. Add
just enough water to prevent the vegetables from drying out. Cook uncovered in a well-
oiled wok or skillet until just cooked.

Pound fresh coconut with shallots in a mortar/pestle or food processor. Add to
vegetables with yoghurt. (If you are using desicated coconut, add to yoghurt with
pounded shallots and then add to vegetables). Serve.