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Thursday, 3 December 2009

Mutta avial (Kerala egg delicacy)

Preparation time: 40 minutes | Cooking time: 30 minutes

This is indeed a Kerala dish but not found in all part of Kerala. It is more famous in the southern and central parts. I got introduced to this dish only after my wedding. In my recipe I've cut the eggs in such a way that the yolk is not disturbed. This is a better option otherwise the yolk will get mixed with the gravy.

Ingredients

Hard boiled eggs (cut lengthwise)- 5
Boiled potato (cut lengthwise)-1 medium
Drumstick-1
Grated Coconut-2cups
Garlic-2cloves
Cumin seeds-2tsp
Shallots-2
Tomato-1
Red Chilli powder-1tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Green chillies-2
Curry leaves-2sprigs
Coconut Oil-2tbsp
Salt to taste

Method
Make a coarse paste of coconut, turmeric powder, garlic, shallots, cumin seeds and green chillies. Keep it aside.

Take about 1tbsp oil in a pan, add the drumsticks(slit it length wise and cut into 4-5 pieces), a few curry leaves and the chilli powder, saute for 2 mins. Add a little water and let it cook. Once the drumsticks are almost done add the potato, tomato and the ground coconut paste, adjust the salt. When the gravy starts to boil, add the egg pieces, mix carefully and cook on slow flame, add some water if needed. When everything is blend well , turn off the flame, add the remaining coconut oil and the curry leaves. Keep it closed until you serve.

This goes well with rice and chappati.



Note: Traditionally this dish is cooked in mann chatti (earthenware) to bring out the authenticity.

12 comments:

Priya said...

Avial looks tempting and delicious, never tried out avial with eggs, thanks for sharing..

kothiyavunu said...

mutta avial adipoli aayirikkunnu!! ente version ithri different annu..next time ingane try cheythu nokkanam..:)

Vrinda said...

I never tried aviyal with mutta...sounds yumm,try cheyyanam...

Sarah Naveen said...

I have never tried this..looks really yummy..Thanx for the recipe..

Nostalgia said...

I was looking for a recipe for this one.. I remember it to have fried coconut but this sounds quite similar to the regular avial mostly and makes sense.. thankyou for sharing.

Tina said...

Never tried this....adipoli avial..

prasu said...

wow.looks delicious dear....this is first time hearing avail with egg....so intresting....keep rocking dear.....bye

Sushma Mallya said...

Never heard abt this dish,surely must be good...

Gulmohar said...

awesome..never tried this..thanks for sharing the recipe :-)

Rohini said...

Wow..Never heard this avial..Looks so tempting!Will surely try this one!

Padhu said...

I have never gone beyond egg scamble,egg dosa,boiled egg and omelet.This is different and so tempting.

my kitchen said...

Never heard,looks so good

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