Culinary Skills, Kills, and Thrills

August 23, 2010


Filed under: Uncategorized — 2BigChefs @ 8:55 pm

This is a semi-dry preparation which is a mixture of all sorts of vegetables cooked in coconut and yoghurt. This is a healthy way to eat your veggies since there is minimal use of oil and you can pick and choose the vegetables you would like to use. Also, please remember to avoid eggplant and lady’s fingers, or any other vegetable that tends to get, well, slippery. J

What you need:

Yam sliced thinly into 11/2″ length pieces       1cup

Potatoes 1 cup

Snake gourd sliced into 11/2″ length pieces   1cup

Carrot sliced into into 11/2″ length pieces       1/4cup

Long runner-beans sliced into 11/2″ length pieces     1/2cup

Drumstick cut into 2″ length pieces    2nos

Raw bananas sliced into 11/2″ length pieces   1no


Turmeric powder         1/2tsp

Salt      to taste

Grated coconut            1/2quantity

Green chillies   5nos

Cumin seeds    1/2tsp

Curry leaves     2sprigs

Coconut oil       3tbs

What you do:

Coarsely grind the coconut, yoghurt, green chillies and cumin seeds. Keep it aside. Clean the vegetables. Heat 2tbs coconut oil in a thick bottom vessel. Add the vegetables and cook in a low flame. Do not add water. When it is done, add turmeric powder, salt and mix it well. Remove the vegetables from the middle and put sliced bananas and cover it with the other vegetables. When steam comes out, add the coconut paste and stir well. Remove from fire. Mix the remaining coconut oil and curry leaves in the avial.

— OddChef


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