Hello everyone! We were really excited when Nithubala of Nithus Kitchen invited us to do a guest post for her. Thanks a lot Nithu and thank you all for encouraging newcomers like us. Nithu posted it today, here is the link http://www.nithubala.com/2010/05/guest-post-11-todays-guests-maya.html Check it out!!
Today we have an aviyal recipe with beet leaves / swiss / red chard to share with you all. I know that nothing can replace the taste of the cheera aviyal back home but this is a great alternative and is really delicious with rice.
- Beet leaves / red chard – 1 bunch
- Green chillies – 3 slit
- Green mango – 2 slices or to taste (You can also use yoghurt instead of mango)
- Grated coconut – 1/2 – 3/4 cup
- Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
- Turmeric powder – A pinch
- Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp (Optional)
- Shallots – 2 (Optional)
- Curry leaves – 1 sprig
- Coconut oil – 2 tsp
- Salt – To taste
1. Grind the grated coconut with cumin seeds and shallots (optional) to a coarse paste.
2. Wash the beet leaves well. Slice the stems to about 1.5 – 2 inch pieces, you can slice the thick stems. Cover and cook the beet stems in a vessel adding a pinch of turmeric powder, chilli powder (opt), curry leaves, 1/2 cup water and slit green chillies.
3. When they are half-done, add the chopped beet leaves and chopped mango pieces.
4. When the beet stems and leaves are cooked well, bring down the heat and add the crushed coconut mixture in the middle and cover it up with the cooked vegetables. Again cover up with the lid and let it cook for a few minutes. Now open and mix the coconut mixture well. Cook for 2-3 minutes and add 2 tsp coconut oil. Mix well and switch off. Close with the lid and let it remain at least for 15 mts. Serve hot with rice.
1. You can also add jackfruit seeds and drumsticks to this aviyal. Cook them along with the beet/chard stems.
Here is a red swiss chard aviyal:
Dear Maya and Lakshmi, our friends loved the guest post..Thank you girls..
The avial looks too colourful and yummy..
Nice idea of avial using the beets and greens.. thanks for sharing this dearies…. So healthy too.
Congrats Girls,Nice to see u on nithu’s guest post.Very interesting!Avial luks very tempting,Very Unsual.Thanks for posting…
Yummies..Aviyal looks delectable..great twist, cheera aviyalanenu thonullu tou…Love it
simply superb !!!
yummy colourful aviyal
wow really delicious avial yummy team..i really like the beet dishes because of the color and taste..delicious color.i tried this leaves .ya it taste really good.
forgot to tell.happy to know more about u guys through nithu’s post..good one guys.
Very colorful and eye-catching aviyal.
I am a big cheera fan…. this looks great!
wow .. I am just drooling here .. very colorful !!!
Lovely colour rite…looks gud…I dont hav leaves but just got the beets yday will try this one
grt job dear….gud u are entered as guest post in nithus blog…
wow..thsts so solorfula nd healthy..new to me..thanks so much for sharing…nice to knw abt u two @ nithus blog….love reading it…lovely pics as usual
Thats a healthy and colourful Aviyal, nice to know about u both through Nithu..keep rocking gals..
This is such a colorful and tasty aviyal..love it!!
Wooow different aviyal looks soo colourful dear. never used the beet leaves n stems in my cooking hereafter i wont waste those things dear.
wow.. nice entry.. this is new to me.. thxs for sharing dear..
lovely colour, nice one …loved reading abt you both in nithu’s blog…was really nice knowing more abt you…
looks delicious! i used to prepare thoran…never tried avial!
Nice to know more abt. u through Nithu!!!!
Healthy delicious aviyal..
Sounds very interesting.
Thx. for sharing
A lovely dish. I have never used beet leaves. Got to try out. Thanks for sharing.
congrats on the guest post..
have never had this dish…interesting though
I am happy to know that you got to do a guest post and you deserve this recognition yummy 🙂 As usual the dish looks beautiful and I didn’t know that you can use beet leaves. Lovely and healthy recipe.
Love the way u presented. Very healthy & sounds unique.
i love this..i have one in my draft…love the color..looks so delicious…
luvly recipe, thanks for ur luvly comments..first time here..following you 4rm now on
looks very delicious and very healthy..
Aviyal looks so colorful..got to try this..looks super yummy.
Wonderful, healthy and colorful aviyal. perfect.
Never tried this aviyal before.Kandittu thannai vayil vellam varunnu.Thanks for sharing!
that’s a nice and new method of this aviyal I’m learning today (addition of raw mangoes) !! should try it !!!
your post at Nithu was a nice one too!! I love that kind of coconut chutney for my lemon rice 🙂
good work, Bravo girls !!
Although I am not a big avial fan.This one is one of my favorites when made with raw mango and jack fruit seeds.
nammude chuvanna cheera aviyal pole undu alle…adipoli da..
Aviyal sounds ridiculously healthy n good shots.
Awesome! This looks great. I have never tried cheera avial so this is a must do for an avial fan like me. Thanks to you!
Congarts Maya & Laxmi
I read abt you both on nitu’s post..It was nice to know more about you. The experiance shared by you both was so interesting to read.
Keep on rocking!!
BTW the above made curry looks delicious.
Congrats Yummy team.. read the guest post..
This is new to me.. Cheera avial kelkkunnathe first time aanu.. But sounds interesting.. shall definitely give a try..
soooooooooo colorful n healthy.
Loved your beautiful presentation dear.
Thank you all for your wonderful comments 🙂
Congrats on the interview dears :)…avial with beets greens sounds so tasty…love the nice color too 🙂
I never tried making avial with red chard. Gotta try it sometime. Very colorful and inviting dish.
Ithum njaan kazhichu from Yummies kitchen… Super duper!!!
Made Red chard avial yesterday.It was super yummy.
It was not so red in color though.
Used yammi yogurt since there was no raw mango with me.
Thank you for this nutritious recipe.