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Kerala Avial: Featured on Saffron Valley South Indian Food Festival

 

Kerala Avial- Mixed Vegetable Curry

Kerala Avial- Mixed Vegetable Curry

Ingredients:
Squash -1
Carrot -1
Beans -6-7
Potato -1
Raw plantain -1
yam -1
Yogurt- 1 cup
Coconut Milk- 1 cup

Blend to a paste:
Grated coconut – 1 cup
Cumin seeds /Jeera – 1 tsp
Green chilli -3
Curry leaves- 10
Shallots- 6
For seasoning
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Cumin- 1 tsp
Ginger- 1 tsp
Turmeric- 1 tsp
Coconut oil – 4 tbsp
Curry leaves – 15
Asafotedia- 1 tsp
Salt- 1 1/2tsp

Prep:

Peel the skin and cut all the vegetables into 2 inch long pieces.

Using warm water grind/blend all the ingredients under ‘blend to a paste’ till it forms a smooth paste.

Method:

Parboil the vegetable pieces with ½ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp salt and 1 cup water until half done. Do not overcook the vegetables.

In a saucepan heat 3 tbsp of coconut oil. Add ½ tsp jeera, ½ tsp mustard seeds, ½ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp asafotedia, 1 tsp ginger and 10 curry leaves. Let the mustard seeds splutter and roast.

Next add the vegetables and sauté for five minutes. Add ground paste and cook for a few more minutes.

Add coconut milk and 1 cup water. Add yogurt. Check for salt.

Lastly, season the dish by heating a small pan, add remaining coconut oil, ½ tsp mustard seeds, ½ tsp cumin seeds, ½ asafotedia, 5 curry leaves. Let the spices splutter and pour at once into the curry and turn off the heat.

Serve with steamed rice and papadum.

Prep the Vegetables and boil them in water

Prep the Vegetables and boil them in water

Blend to a Paste

Blend to a Paste

Cook the Vegetables and blended spices

Cook the Vegetables and blended spices

Add yogurt, coconut milk and cook for 5 minutes

Add yogurt, coconut milk and cook for 5 minutes

Kerala Avial- Mixed Vegetable Curry

Kerala Avial- Mixed Vegetable Curry

 

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Kongunad Mutton Biryani: As featured on Saffron Valley’s South Indian Festival Menu

Kongunad Mutton Biryani at Saffron Valley

  Biryani is a festive dish; a complex rice delicacy, layered with meats or vegetables, spices, fresh herbs and seasonings. In India, when one makes Biryani, in its most authentic method of preparation, it’s for a special occasion, a cherished … Read more

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Ennai Kathirikai Curry: Featured on South Indian Food Festival Menu

Ennai Kathirikayi - Baby Eggplant Curry

Ennai Kathirikai Curry Ennai Kathirikai or curried baby eggplants is a delicious dish from Tamil Nadu region of India. Baby eggplants or aubergines are carefully slit and stuffed with fresh ground spice paste, shallow fried and then cooked in a … Read more

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Kebab Carnival features a tantalizing array of Tandoori delicacies

Grilled Whole Trout

    Saffron Valley highlighted a traditionally distinctive menu of grilled kebabs complete with select wine pairings during their 3rd Annual Kebab & Wine Carnival. The kick-off for the 2-week long Kebab & Wine Carnival began at their newer downtown … Read more

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Eating out healthy in Salt Lake City

Healthy Grilled Chicken Tikka Kebabs at Saffron Valley

Summer is the time for hiking, biking and a myriad of other outdoor activities. It’s during summer that we realize that there are a lot more health conscious people in Salt Lake City than you would imagine. It’s a pleasant … Read more

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