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August 29, 2010


Avial is a traditional recipe prepared almost in every household in kerala.  Most popular & important dish in most of the festivals & celebrations. Very nutritious & fulfilling side dish prepared with lotz of vegetables of our own choice.  Some makes it dry or with a little gravy - It's really ur own choice.  Vegetables are cooked in the spicy coconut gravy & coconut oil  taste delicious with variety rice.  

avial 3

Ingredients :
  1. Coconut oil - 2 tbsp
  2. Cut vegetables ( yam, raw banana, carrot, beans, potato, drumstick, snake gourd) - 2 cups
  3. Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  4. Green chillies - 3 to 4 nos (adjust to ur spice level)
  5. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  6. A pinch of hing
  7. Curry leaves - 1 tbsp
  8. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  9. Sour curd - 1/2 cup
  10. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  11. Salt to taste
avial 1

Method :

1.   Cook the vegetables with salt & enough water till tender.  

2.   Grind the coconut, green chillies & cumin seeds to a fine paste.

3.   Heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil, add mustard seeds, curry leaves & a pinch of hing.  Add the ground paste & cook for 5 more mins on low flame.

4.   Add turmeric powder, cooked vegetables & curd.  Cook for 10 mins on medium flame.  Now add the remaining coconut oil.

5.   Adjust the salt if required & switch off the flame.

avial 2

Serve warm with rice or appam.


Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Coconut oil and the veggies are simply tasty one... I always have loved avial!!! nice one!!!

vidhas said...

I love avial so much. inviting pictures and sounds yum!!

Satya said...

hi swapna ,
first time to ur blog ...amazed with ur collection of recipes n ur style of blogging ...that Avail is my hubby's favorite ,looks super delicious ...bookmarked ur dish n i love ur stuffed bread roll n mango dal halwa too ...yummy ...glad to find u
if u get time do visit my blog


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