OPOS Kerala Avial in 7 mins
Very recently I heard this cooking technique called OPOS from my friend and was very excited to try. All you need is a 2 litres pressure cooker (preferably stainless steel). Usually it is done in an induction stove, but I tried in gas stove and it turned out perfect. Firstly you need to standardise your pressure cooker.
Pour 1/4 cup measured water in the 2 litre pressure cooker, close the lid put the weight immediately, keep it in small size burner or medium size burner and keep it in high flame. Start your mobile timer, Check if you get the whistle in 1 minute or max 1.5 mins in high flame or 1st whistle within 3 mins in medium flame. If you get it in that time, switch it off and you are good to try the OPOS recipes.
- 2 cup Mixed vegetables
- 1/4 cup coconut
- 3 Green chilly
- 1 tsp Cumin seeds
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
- 1 tbsp Coconut oil
- 2 tbsp Curd
- Curry leaves
Grind coconut, curry leaves, chilly, cumin seeds, turmeric powder to a coarse paste (add little water).
In a 2 ptrs pressure cooker take oil , 1/4 cup water, vegetables and grinder paste. Mix it well.
Keep in medium flame and cook for 4 whistles.
Switch off and release the pressure manually. Be very careful and slow while doing this step.Don't be in a hurry. Once all the pressure is released the open the lid. Mix well.
Add curd and coconut oil. Mix well.
The colour and taste of the Avial was awesome and it is definitely a time saver. Will try posting more OPOS recipe for sure.