Thursday, July 8, 2010


1. Vegetables as per your wish like: Carrot, Yam(Chena), Snake guard(padavalanga), Potato,Drumsticks(Muringakka), Long beans(payar), Raw Banana.
2. Grated cocnut-1/2 cup
3. Green chilly, chopped-3
4. Green Mango sliced-2 small pieces.
5. Turmeric Powder- 1/2 tsp
6. Jeera/Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp
7. Curry leaves, a few
8. Salt,to taste

1. Cook all the vegetables in boiling water with some salt, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, two slit green chillies and the mango.

2. Grind together one green chilly, 1/4tsp turmeric powder, cumin seeds, 3-4 curry leaves and some salt.

3. Once the vegetables are almost done, add the ground paste into it when the water has almost dried out. Mix well all the ingredients together.

4. Cook till the raw taste of the vegetables go, that is may be for 5-6 minutes. Add a lot of curry leaves into it.

5. Switch off the flame and pour 1 tbsp full coconut oil on top and close the lid. Give a stir while serving. Goes best with kerala rice. This is an inevitable dish for kerala sadhya or an onam sadhya.

Tips & Tricks
The vegetables must be cut evenly into long thin pieces;so that all the pieces cook evenly at the same time.You can take vegetables you like and the amount of each vegetable can be adjusted according to your taste, all together the amount can be upto 2 cups of vegetables for 1/2 a cup of grated coconut.

Water must be just enough to cook the veggies, its not a good practice to drain the rest of the water and then cook. It spoils the taste of the whole dish. So you will have to wait till the whole water reduce to add the coconut paste. So make sure you add only enough water to the veggies.

Do not stir the cooked vegetables too much, it will mash them into paste.
The more you add the curry leaves its more healthier and tastier. If served for children, you can add more carrots and can even add green peas to make them more colorful and can avoid yam and potato to make them eat their favorite veggies.

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