Monday, July 8, 2013

Avial- Vegetables in coconut and curd gravy...

Avial is the most popular and traditional dish of Kerala. Onam is incomplete without this dish.

This is a very healthy and nutritious dish. In this recipe, all the vegetables are cut in the same length and then cooked to a crunchy consistency along with salt. This is a perfect blend of different vegetables in a coconut and curd gravy. Instead of curd you can also use raw mango for tangyness.

As my husband who is choosy about vegetables, is not bothered about the vegetables I added in this, coz the flavors are well blended in coconut gravy. My kid who is very particular about rasam with rice was opposing to try this avial, but after one bite she liked it and for the next two days she insisted me to give avial for rice (avial lasted for two days.. :) I am happy that she liked it. Now on I will make it regularly just that I am lazy to cut the veggies.. :)

  1. Drumsticks- 2 nos
  2. Carrot- 1 no
  3. Raw Banana- 1 no
  4. Yam- 100 gms
  5. Beans- 5-6 nos
  6. Potato- 1 no
  7. Ash gourd- ¼ Cup
  8. Turmeric Powder- ½ tsp
  9. salt- as required
  10. Coconut- 1 Cup
  11. Cumin seeds- 1tsp
  12. Green Chillies- 3 nos
  13. Curd- 2-3 tbsp
  14. Coconut oil- 1 tbsp
  15. Curry Leaves- few

  1. Grind the grated coconut, cumin seeds and green chillies coarsely and keep it aside.
  2. Wash and cut the vegetables into 2 inch long pieces. Boil the vegetables by adding little salt and turmeric powder till all the vegetables are cooked.
  3. Add the ground coconut paste and cook for few more minutes and switch off the flame.
  4. In the above, add curd and mix well. Season it with coconut oil and curry leaves.


  1. I dont mind inviting myself to ur place to enjoy this delicious and fingerlicking aviyal.

    1. You are always welcome dear... :)

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