Avial (Mixed vegetable in yogurt and coconut)

One of the main dishes that goes on your plantain leaf as you sit down to devour your onam sadya 🙂 A semi dry preparation using mixed vegetables

Drumsticks – 2 nos (cut into 2 inch pieces lengthwise)
Long runner beans – ½ cup (sliced length wise)
Yam – 1 cup (sliced length wise)
White pumpkin – 1 cup (sliced length wise)
Carrot – ½ cup  (sliced length wise)
Green Chili – 4 nos
Coconut – grated – ½ quantity
Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
Chili powder – ½ tsp
Cumin (jeera) – ½ tsp
Plain yogurt / Curd – ¼ cup (should be sour)
Curry leaves – 4-5 nos
Coconut Oil – ½ – 1 tsp

  1. Grind together coconut, cumin and green chili with no water and keep aside
  2. In a vessel pour 1 cup water and cook the yam along with turmeric and chili powder
  3. When its half done add the drumsticks
  4. When drumsticks are near to done add rest of the vegetables
  5. Add salt and close the lid and let it cook on slow flame
  6. When its dry add the coconut dry paste
  7. Crush the curry leaves and add along with the beaten plain yogurt
  8. Mix well
  9. Take off flame and pour on top coconut oil and close the lid immediately to seal the aroma
  10. Serve with rice

*can be served with chapattis as well!
* you can add snake guard and raw bananas as well – just cut then length wise!

Till next time ….happy cooking!

2 thoughts on “Avial (Mixed vegetable in yogurt and coconut)”

  1. This recipe is great! I love the idea of coconut and veggies in one dish – I’m a sucker for anything coconut actually. This dish is actually very similar to one of my favorite dishes that I make all the time – Kerala Vegetables from Tasty Bite. I usually don’t have time to cook, so I buy these ready-made meals from them and they always hit the spot. I definitely recommend the brand if you don’t have time to make this dish, but if you do, it’s great! I’ve definitely been inspired and will be making this tonight for dinner! Thanks for the great recipe and bon appetit! I’ll let you know how it turns out.


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