Tuesday, August 11, 2009



  1. Coconut scrapped-1/2 of a coconut

  2. Julienned (cut length wise) vegetables like snake gourd,ash gourd,carrots,raw banana,cowpea beans,drumsticks,elephant yam,brinjals,madras cucumber-3 cups

  3. Jeera-2tsp

  4. crushed garlic-4 or 5 cloves

  5. Green chillies -2 slit length wise

  6. curry leaves

  7. Coconut oil

  8. tamarind extract-1/2 cup

  9. turmeric-2 tsp


1.Cut the vegetables in to thin long strips.Here i have used 2 drumsticks,a 10cm piece of snake gourd,1 raw banana,3 small round brinjals,1 small carrot,10 or 12 cowpea beans(achinga or neelan payar),1/2 of a medium sized yam,1/2 of a cucumber,1/4 of a 25ogm ash gourd.

2.Grind coarsely scrapped coconut ,crushed garlic and jeera together and keep aside.

3.Make tamarind extract (not very thick).If you have seedless tamarind,just soak it in 1/2 cup water and squeeze it.

4.Now in a thick bottomed pan add 2 tablespoon of coconut oil and vegetables and green chillies(don't mix).Now add turmeric and chilly powder and salt and 3 tablespoon of water and cover and cook.

5.When the vegetables are cooked thoroughly,add tamarind extract into it.

6.After 3 mts add the coconut mixture and mix well.

7.After 2 mts remove from heat.Now add 1 tsp coconut oil and some curry leaves in to the aviyal ,mix well and serve.

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