Vegetables in Coconut Milk

Aviyal – a fragrant delicate version of a dish from South India. Children love this one too (with only a touch of chilli).

  • step 1

    Gently roast nuts in ghee. Remove and reserve for later.

    Add ginger (and curry leaves) to remaining ghee and gently fry until the aroma rises.

  • step 2

    Increase heat. Add and toss vegetables (e.g. potato, carrot, kumera, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage etc) in the spiced ghee. Then add the sweet chili sauce.

  • step 3

    Add and simmer for 15 minutes until vegetables are just tender.

    Remove pot from stove, place snowpeas on top of mixture, add roasted cashews, and replace lid.

  • step 4

    Wait 5 minutes and then stir through the nuts and snow peas. Garnish with the fresh leaves and serve with lime wedges to squeeze over the top.