Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Avial

                                                                    Avial is a vegetable curry in Kerala style.Though it is a Kerala Dish it has become very popular in Tamilnadu also. Avial is part of every festival menu in Tamilnadu and the Onam Sadhya..My mother used to make avial with onion sambar and potato curry on sundays.I do make it some times but not very often.

Avial is a coconut based curry with a lot of vegetables in it.Since it has lot of vegetables like white pumkin,yam,carrots,beans,potato,brinjals,snake gaurd,broad beans,colocasia,drumstick,raw banana, cooking them evenly and not allowing them to get mushy is a challenge in this curry.Some of the vegetables like yam,colocasia,drumstick,raw banana,beans and carrots take a longer time to cook than other vegetables like white pumkin,brinjal etc.So cooking them in batches and combining them in to a tasty curry could be challenging!!!







You will Need

  • Two cups of Mixed vegetables 
  • One cup Scraped Coconut
  • Two to three Green chillies
  • One tsp of Cumin Seeds
  • One tbs of Coconut Oil
  • Two to three Tbs of Curds
  • Salt to taste

How to


  • Cut the vegetables in to thin slices.Boil the vegetables like carrot,beans,raw banana,yam and drumstick first with a little salt.Later add the vegetables like white pumkin,brinjal and boil till cooked.



  •  Grind together coconut,cumin seeds,and green chilies in to a coarse paste.(you can add some soaked rice and grind along with coconut to make the gravy thicker)If you are cooking for parties you can grind some soaked almonds and cashewnuts along with coconut.it will give a rich taste.


  •  Remove the excess water from the vegetables and add the ground paste and boil till it thickens.remove from fire.


  •  Add the curds and mix well.Check for salt if required add some more.


  •  Drizzle the coconut oil and garnish with curry leaves.




  • Avial is a great combination with Adai(lentil Pancakes).however it is a great vegetable accompaniment for any sambar!The coconut oil in the avial adds a special flavour to the avial.




2 comments:

RENU said...

i love this...looks very tasty .thanks

uma shankar said...

that was quick renu tks!