Avial ( South Indian Recipes)

Avial is a dish that originated in kerala, but gained an equal fanfare in tamilnadu as well. Rare is the wedding or festive menu that does not include avial! the key to making excellent avial is to pay equal attention to the visual appeal – vegetables with contrasting colours such as carrot, beans, pumpkin etc are chosen, sliced evenly into thin 1 inch long pieces, and cooked to a crunchy consistency. If you’ve done this, you’ve crossed half the bridge successfully!

Avial ( South Indian Recipes)

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Avial ( South Indian Recipes) recipe - How to make Avial ( South Indian Recipes)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     6Makes 6 servings
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To Be Ground To A Smooth Paste
3/4 cup freshly grated coconut
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
4 green chillies , roughly chopped
1/4 cup water

Other Ingredients
1/2 cup drumsticks , cut into 25 mm. (1") pieces
1/2 cup long french beans , cut into 25 mm. (1") pieces
1/2 cup carrots , cut into 25mm (1”) pieces
1/2 cup yam (suran) , cut into 25mm (1”) pieces
1/2 cup red pumpkin (bhopla / kaddu) cubes
1 raw banana , peeled and cut into 25 mm (1”) pieces
1/2 cup fresh green peas
1/2 cup brinjal (baingan / eggplant) cubes
1/4 tsp turmeric
salt to taste
1/2 cup fresh curds (dahi) , beaten (optional)
2 tbsp coconut oil or any other refined oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
7 to 8 curry leaves (kadi patta)

  1. Combine the drumsticks with ¼ cup of water and cover and cook on a medium flame till they are half done.
  2. Add the remaining vegetables, water if required and salt, mix well and cover and cook on a slow flame till the vegetables are tender (approx. 12 to 15 minutes).
  3. Add the prepared paste and ¼ cup of water, mix well and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes or till it becomes semi-dry. Remove off the flame.
  4. Add the curds, oil, cumin seeds and curry leaves and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve hot.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy162 cal
Protein3.3 g
Carbohydrates10.5 g
Fiber4.8 g
Fat11.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A244.7 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B30.5 mg
Vitamin C24.5 mg
Folic Acid16.6 mcg
Calcium61.6 mg
Iron1.5 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium10.1 mg
Potassium165.9 mg
Zinc0.2 mg
Avial , Traditional South Indian Vegetable Video by Tarla Dalal


Avial ( South Indian Recipes)
 on 21 Jul 21 04:15 PM

It''s awesome!! So delicious Truly Yammy Yammy!!
Tarla Dalal
22 Jul 21 04:57 PM
   Thanks for the feedback !!! Keep reviewing recipes and articles you loved.
 on 25 Jun 20 04:33 PM

Very nice I''m Taminadu
Avial ( South Indian Recipes)
 on 11 Sep 19 06:32 PM

What should be the Traditional accompaniments? like bread, dosa, steamed rice etc?
Avial ( South Indian Recipes)
 on 08 Apr 19 12:30 PM

super simple way of teaching...All dishes come out very tasty...just follow her steps nd u cant go wrong thanks for such a wonderfully easy ways out.
Tarla Dalal
09 Apr 19 09:10 AM
   Hi Preeti, Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes & share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
Avial ( South Indian Recipes)
 on 08 Jan 18 02:15 PM

it is good
Tarla Dalal
08 Jan 18 03:42 PM
   Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them...happy cooking !!
 on 12 Oct 16 05:10 PM

Right, hamare kerala ki yeh recipe Tarla Mam ne itni aasaan tarike se banayee hai ki koi bhi isse aasaani se bana sakta hai.Thanks Tarla Mam.
Tarla Dalal
13 Oct 16 08:41 AM
   Hi Mithuswami, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
Avial ( South Indian Recipes)
 on 04 Nov 15 04:58 PM

A southindian speciality.. Avial.. now its become my favourite vegetable.. with coconut curd mixture added to the vegetable.. it made it more creamy.. The vegetables is also perfectly cooked.. It goes well with hot steaming rice..
Avial ( South Indian Recipes)
 on 05 Jun 13 06:09 PM

Lovely mix of vegetables cooked in a coconut paste.
Tarla Dalal
06 Jul 17 04:25 PM
   Thanks for your feedback. Glad you liked the Avial.