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Avial (mixed vegetables in coconut)

It is that time of the year again when everyone's mind is on one thing alone - Onam Sadya. Here is a recipe for Avial to take the proud place on your banana leaf.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine kerala
Servings 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup yam chopped
  • 1/2 cup Carrots chopped
  • 1 cup potato chopped
  • 1/2 cup banana Raw chopped
  • 2 Drumsticks chopped
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • to taste salt

For grinding to a paste

  • 1 cup coconut fresh grated
  • 3 - 4 green chillies
  • 2 tsps jeera seeds (cumin)

For the tadka

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 2 chillies dry red


  • In a heavy bottom kadhai (or if you have use the kerala mud chatti), add all the vegetables along with just enough water to cover them. Bring to a boil and reduce the flame. Cook till all the vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Make sure you chop vegetables in the same size more or less.
  • While the vegetables are cooking grind all the ingredients of the paste together. Namely coconut, green chillies and cumin seeds. Keep aside
  • Once the vegetables are cooked, add the coconut paste to the vegetables and simmer for 4-5 minutes.
  • In a small tadka pan, heat coconut oil and add mustard seeds, urad dal and red chillies. Roast for 1 minute till the urad dal starts to brown. Add curry leaves and fry further for 2 minutes till the leaves are crisp and the dal nicely browned.
  • Pour on top of the avial and serve warm


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