Avial is a delicious mix of vegetables in a light, delicately spiced yoghurt gravy. This delectable dish uses potato, carrots, raw banana, drumstick, beans, yam, cucumber, ash gourd and pumpkin.



Avial is a delicious mix of vegetables in a light, delicately spiced yoghurt gravy.

Kerala Avial recipe

How to make Avial dish – While the summer heat might be out to get you it brings with it a range of beautiful vegetables. You’ve got avial vegetables like potatoes, carrots, drumsticks, yard-long beans, ash gourd, pumpkin and an endless list of garden-fresh veggies. So you’ve got not one but many reasons to cook this pretty delicious summer.

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Kerala avial curry is an ideal dish for the season would. Kerala Avial is a delicious mix of vegetables in a light, delicately spiced yoghurt gravy.

Avial is a delicious mix of vegetables in a light, delicately spiced yoghurt gravy.
Avial

Its roots can be traced back to Kerala, India. It is a regular feature during festivities, weddings and all other kinds of celebrations down South India. While the preparation might seem easy at sight, it is important to get the right balance of colour, texture and that pronounced coconut flavour.


Avial ingredients are potato, carrots, raw banana, drumstick, beans, yam, cucumber, ash gourd pumpkin and a small piece of raw mango. It’s served on a bed of Kerala rice that you’d want to dig into right away!

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Avial is a delicious mix of vegetables in a light, delicately spiced yoghurt gravy.
Avial

How to make avial Kerala style

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 25 minutes
  • Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Assorted veggies – cut lengthwise (1 inch long batons)
  • Potato- 1, Drumsticks-1, Raw Banana – 1nos, Yam- 1/2 cup.
  • Cluster Beans: 1/4 cup
  • Snake gourd: 1/4 cup
  • Carrot: 1 cup
  • Golden Cucumber: 1 cup
  • Raw mango-1/2 mango ( if using curd, don’t use raw mangoes)
  • Ash gourd pumpkin – 1 cup
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Pepper powder – ¼ tsp
  • Grated coconut – ½ cup
  • Green chilli – 2-3
  • Jeera – a pinch
  • Water – ½ – 1 tbsp
  • Yoghurt – ¼ cup, beaten
  • Coconut oil – 2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry leaves (2 sprigs)
How to make avial

Time needed: 1 hour.

  1. Step 1

    Grind together pepper powder, coconut, green chilli, jeera and water (1/2 – 1 tbsp) into a thick paste.

  2. Step 2

    Cook the veggies with turmeric powder, water (1 cup) and salt. (use the least water you can use, as avial won’t be runny)

  3. Step 3

    When the veggies are ¾th cooked, add the ground paste. Mix well.

  4. Step 4

    Cover and cook till the veggies are done and the raw taste of coconut paste is gone.

  5. Step 5

    Add yoghurt and mix well.

  6. Step 6

    Cook for 2-3 minutes more and just before removing from the stove, add the coconut oil and curry leaves. Serve hot with rice.

Notes:

Instead of curd, we can use raw mango pieces or tamarind. Here we have used curd to retain the yellow colour.

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Avial – A Classic kerala vegetarian food.

Avial is a delicious mix of vegetables in a light, delicately spiced yoghurt gravy. This delectable dish uses potato, carrots, raw banana, drumstick, beans, yam, cucumber, ash gourd and pumpkin.



Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, kerala cuisine
Keyword How to make avial
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 264kcal
Author Sumith Babu

Ingredients

Ingredients to make Avial

  • assorted vegetables 1 inch long batons
  • 1 potato
  • 1 drumsticks
  • 1/2 cup yam
  • 1 raw banana
  • 1/4 cup beans
  • 1/4 cup snake gourd
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1 raw mango
  • 1 cup indian cucumber
  • 1 cup ash gourd
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 1/4 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper powder
  • 2 green chilli
  • jeera a pinch
  • 1/2 cup yogurt beaten
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • salt to taste

Instructions

Instructions to prepare Avial

  • Grind together pepper powder, coconut, green chilli, jeera and water (1tbsp) into a thick paste.



  • Cook the veggies with turmeric powder, water (1/2 cup) and salt. ( use the least water you can use, as avial wont be runny)



  • When the veggies are half cooked, add the ground paste. Mix well. Cover and cook till the veggies are done and the raw taste of coconut paste is gone.



  • Add yogurt and mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes more and just before removing from the stove, add the coconut oil and curry leaves. Serve Avial hot with rice.



Notes

Notes:
Instead of curd we can use raw mango pieces or tamarind. Here we have used curd to retain the yellow colour.

Nutrition

Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 643mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5492IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Vitamin E: 1mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 3mg
FAQ:
Is avial keto friendly

Avial is keto friendly. This vegetarian dish originates from Kerala a Southern state of India.

What vegetables are used to prepare avial?

Avial is prepared with Kerala vegetables like pumpkin, carrots, drumsticks, green bananas, snake gourd, yam, raw mango, cucumber grated coconut etc.. It is basically a thick vegetable stew flavoured with Kerala spices, curry leaves and coconut oil.

How to cut vegetables for avial?

Baton shapes are usually done for avial vegetable. Basically creating a rectangular stick that measures 1/2 inch x1/2 inch x 2 1/2 inches in length.

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