Friday, 23 January 2015

Cheera Aviyal

Cheera Aviyal is a healthy aviyal preparation, red amarnnath cooked with grated coconut and green mango.

  • 2 cups Amarnnath (Cheera) Leaves 
  • 2 cups Amarnnath (Cheera) Stems cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 cup grated Coconut
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1/2 cup raw mango slices , cut into 1" pieces
  • 2 Shallots
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp curd
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as required
  • 1 tsp coconut oil


Coarsely grind the coconut along with cumin, chillies and shallots for a few seconds and keep aside.

Put the stems in a pan along with turmeric and salt and just enough water to barely cover the stems.

Cover and cook on low heat till the stems are almost done. 

Add the mango slices and let it cook till they are done but firm. 

Do not let the mangoes turn mushy or you will end up getting a mushy dish. 

Add the chopped leaves and cover and cook for a couple of minutes till the leaves are wilted. 

Add the ground coconut mixture and curry leaves and stir well. 

Let it cook for a minute or two. Add curd n mi x well. 

Switch off the heat and pour the coconut oil and mix well. 

Serve with rice.

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