Avial is a side dish common to Tamil and kerala cuisines..It is very easy to prepare and very nutritious.
  • Carrots                  1
  • Potatoes                1
  • Beans                  10
  • Raw banana        1
  • Drumstick            1
  • Turmeric               a pinch
  • Coconut oil          1 tbsp
  • Yogurt/curds       3 Tbsp
  • Curry leaves         a few (optional)
  • Salt to taste
For Grinding:
·         Cumin seeds              - 1 tsp
·         Grated coconut          - ½ cup
·         Green chillies             - 3 to 4 or according to your spice level
  • Chop all the vegetables to 1 inch pieces
  • Heat coconut oil in a pressure cooker or a thick bottom pan.
  • Now add vegetables, turmeric, little salt and mix well.
  • Add ½ cup water and cook it on a low flame until the veggies turn soft.(it should not get too soft)
  • Grind coconut with green chillies and cumin seeds into paste and keep it aside. Heat 1 tsp coconut oil in a fry pan.
  • Add in the cooked veggies and stir well.
  • Now Add the coconut paste and combine well.
  • Switch off the flame and allow the avial to cool.
  • Now yogurt can be added and it should be mixed well.
  • Serve with hot rice or dosa!
  • Note:traditionally only coconut oil is used for tempering avial..but normal oil can also be used if one does not like coconut oil.Ofcourse the taste would be a little different!
Preparation Time: 20 minutes.


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