Wednesday, September 13

Avial

Avial is a famous dish in Kerala. There are many ways of making this avial but this is the one I make which I found somewhere in the net. I liked this dish mainly because of the variety of vegetables in it.


Ingredients

Drumstick- 5 pieces of 3” slit into half
Yam(senai kizhangu)- 1 small piece
Beans- 8
Carrot- 1 medium sized
Brinjal- 2 small
Raw banana- 1
Potato- 1
Curry leaves- a few
Curd- ½ cup
Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
Salt to taste
Coconut oil- 3 tsp



To grind

Coconut- 4 to 5 tsp
Cumin seeds- ½ tsp
Green chillies- 3 or acc to taste
Pepper- ¼ tsp

Method

Cut yam ,carrots, beans, brinjal , raw banana and potato of same length- 1 to 1 ½ inch pieces.
In a kadai add ½ cup of water and add a few curry leaves and drumsticks. Close with a lid and cook for 2 mins. Add all the other vegetables, turmeric powder and salt. Cook in a medium flame till the vegetables are cooked ,without adding much water.
Add the ground paste and cook for 2 minutes. Beat the curd well and then add it.
Finally add coconut oil and a few curry leaves and mix it.
Avial is ready and serve it with hot rice.

Note

U can add many other vegetables like pumpkin, snake gourd, cucumbers, peas, raw mango etc… acc to ur taste.

27 comments:

Archana said...

Avial is my all time favorite vegetable curry, thank you for your reipe. Nice photos too.

Menu Today said...

Hi Prema,
"Avial" looks delicious.!!!! I want "Adai" or Pongal...Thanks for sharing.

jayshree said...

Avial is my favorite. Your picture looks great. I usually pressure cook the veggies:)) & finish off fast....

Krithika said...

This is one of my favorites. Looks yummy !

mandira said...

The avial looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Foodie's Hope said...

Excellent looking Avial, I made it once ,tastes good. Time to do it again!! Thanks!!

Hema said...

I love avial. Thanks for posting. I use pushinikai (white pumpkin) too. It can be replaced with lauki (dhudi) if not available. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Ashwini said...

Avial is my fave Kerala curry Prema,..your recipe sounds very authentic

shilpa said...

We too make something similar to this, but with less veggies. Never tried actual Avial. Will follow your recipe soon.

Priya said...

Avial was dish I hated when I was kid...but later I grew to love its taste and richness and began asking my mom to make it..!! I tried is once hre...but added a lil yellow pumpkin and that spoilt the avial..!! The dish tasted good but it was not avial...hehe

KrishnaArjuna said...

Avial looks delicious Prema!

Priya Baskaran said...

wow....thats my fav dish Prema.... I make it little thick:p, I make Avail and sambhar when I want to finish all the vegetable-he he--- nice picture:)

Deepa Cooks said...

Today I made vendakkai puzhi kulambu Avial is the best combination for that.I will made this.

Avial looks yummmy.thanks for sharing

sudhav said...

Thanks for sharing and reminding me that its been a long time since i made aviyal.i do make them in the same way except that i dont add pepper in the grinding part prema...

Meena Kandlakuti said...

Avail!! i ate long back at my friends tamilian's place.It was very good.Coconut is common addishen in tamil dishes i feel which really brings good taste.Thanks for sharing

Usha said...

Avial is my fav dish too. Do you get Yam(senai kizhangu) in the indian stores in US?

HariPriya said...

very nice recipe thnx for sharing...

Foodie's Hope said...

Prema! I have tagged you for '5 things to eat before I die', take a look at mine sometime today ,haven't posted it yet.Play if you like. Thanks!!

Lera said...

A beautiful medley of veggies all in one dish,I'm sure it tastes great.:)

Monisha said...

Hi Prema -
Your photos look so tempting, avial is such a versatile and yet simple dish - I think you've captured its essence in your photos!

Revathi said...

I have been looking for a avial recipe since a longgg time. Thanks a ton !!

Prema Sundar said...

Hey thanks guys for all the lovely comments ..happy to read ur comments and encouraged a lot by it. keep visiting.

Anonymous said...

I never realized that making Avial is this easy. I am trying my first avaial and wish me luck.

Tina said...

Prema, is using coconut oil crucial to this recipe or can I use any oil?

priya said...

Hi Prema,
I loved your avial by the looks and its my mothers style of making i was looking for such one thank you so much for the recipe Prema. Today is my mothers deadth aniversary day and i wanted to make the way she make's,and today is my first try of making avial hope it comes out good.Thanks for sharing Prema.

Unknown said...

Avial is better with fresh and aromatic vegetables. padaval,drumstick, beans, long beans, cucumber/ash gourd (cucumber is traditionally used), Yam, Raw banana (carrot and capsicum not taditional but may be added). Use freshly scraped coconut liberally. Grind just little lightly coconut with Jeera and Green Chilli take care that it is NOT ground finely. (pepper is not traditionally used) U can pressure cook vegetables with salt and with just half a cup of water. Switch of stow and release steam immediately on first whistle. Check if Yam and or cucumber/ gourd is cooked. If done light burner.Add ground coconut mix well. Then add curd and mix. check salt, add if required. cut off flame soon so that curd is not split. add fresh curry leaves and splatter a tablespoon of fresh coconut oil and mix well. close lid. Brinjal/Pumpkin/Pepper is not used traditionally. You can cook without cooker,but need some more water.

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