Instant Avial mix sounds like a boon to those craving for this delicious creamy coconut based curry with a choice of vegetables and a dash of coconut oil to invigorate the taste buds .
Avial is a popular Kerala dish with a mix of vegetables and mixed with a coconut yogurt base .
To those who are away from home, bachelors, students and moms who want to pack the foodie goodie bags with a choice of Instant foods , here is one more to add to the collection.
Definitely useful for a person who is away from home and with limited kitchen and gadget access .
All you need is to use around 2-3 tbs of this mix to the cooked vegetables and some whisked yogurt , and within minutes a delicious Avial is ready . A drizzle of fresh coconut oil on top completes the dish .
To make the mix
1 tbsp cumin seeds
4-5 red dry chilies ( as we cannot use fresh green chilies in this powder dry form )
3/4 cup coconut powder
3 tbsp rice flour
Grind all the above in a very dry mixie jar to a fine powder.
Store in a dry container .
Send this dry Avial mix with your loved ones to enjoy home made Avial when they feel like.
The measurements given should be scaled up to make bigger batch and in proportion .
we are using red chilies in place of fresh green chilies as we need to stock this dry powder for long .
You can also dry roast the green chilies if you like to make the mix but there should be no moisture.
To make instant Avial:
Cook a choice of vegetables like carrots, pumpkins, yam, green peas in very little salted water with a pinch of turmeric powder.
When vegetables have softened lightly, add 3 tbsp of the Avial powder ( for 1 cup mixed vegetables )
keep flame on low, add whisked yogurt and mix gently as you dont want to mash up the vegetables..
Add a tsp of coconut oil on top after removing from flame .
Instant Adai recipe in my blog .