Tuesday, September 13, 2011


I wanted to make an Onam post, its a few days post Onam now.Anyway I had known to make this dish.Its a popular south indian dish, and since we are geographically closer to Kerala many dishes make their way to our menus too.Avial is a mixture of vegetables, many shops have specially packed 'avial' vegetables during Onam.Mostly stiffer vegetables are used in this dish.

To make this dish,you need

Vegetables a little of each (beans, carrots, elephant yam, ash gourd, yellow pumpkin, drumsticks(murungakka) and cluster beans) chopped it into longer pieces.
Turmeric powder a pinch
Salt to taste
Yogurt/Curd 1 tablespoon

Make a paste of the following:
Coconut 2 tablespoon
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Garlic 2 pods
Baby/sambar onions 4
Green chillies 2 nos(as per your spice tolerance)

To temper:
Coconut oil 2 tablepoons
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Curry leaves few
Baby onions 2 chopped finely

-You would need to cook the vegetables in a little water with salt (which take longer to cook separately and the one ones which cook sooner separately )and then mix them all together.
- Add the turmeric powder, and the coconut paste into the mixed vegetables.Cook until all the vegetables are cooked soft.
- Add the yogurt to the avial.Now do the tempering and add to the avial.
- Serve the avial with steamed rice and sambar :)

Sending this to A girl's Diary event : The kerala Kitchen 

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