Avial, South Indian Curry

This mouth-watering South Indian curry is nothing short of a delicacy with its unusual combination of veggies, flavoured aesthetically with a mildly-spiced coconut paste.

Do not chop the veggies too finely when making Avial, because the veggies should retain their shape and vibrant colour after cooking. This makes the Avial look very appetizing!

Pleasing to the palate, with the mellow flavour of coconut and fresh curds, Avial can be enjoyed with Jowar Pyaz ki Roti instead of the plain wheat flour rotis .

Avial, South Indian Curry

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Avial, South Indian Curry recipe - How to make Avial, South Indian Curry

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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1/2 cup drumsticks , cut into 1" pieces
1/2 cup french beans , cut into 1" pieces
1/2 cup red pumpkin (bhopla/ kaddu) strips
1/2 cup carrot juliennes
1/2 cup round brinjal cubes
salt to taste
1 tbsp finely chopped curry leaves (kadi patta)
1/4 cup whisked fresh curds (dahi)
1 tsp coconut oil

For The Paste
2 tbsp grated fresh coconut
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 tsp chopped green chillies
a pinch of turmeric powder (haldi)

For the paste

    For the paste
  1. Combine all the ingredients and 2 tbsp of water in a mixer and blend till smooth. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Combine the drumsticks and ¾ cup of water in a deep non-stick pan, cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  2. Add all the remaining vegetables, salt and ½ cup of water and mix gently. Cover it with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 6 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the prepared paste, curry leaves and ¼ cup of water, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  4. Add the curds and coconut oil and mix gently.
  5. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy71 cal
Protein2 g
Carbohydrates5.1 g
Fiber3.4 g
Fat4.5 g
Cholesterol2 mg
Sodium9.3 mg


Avial, South Indian Curry
 on 11 Dec 18 08:49 AM

this recipe made by bhima one of the pandvas
Tarla Dalal
11 Dec 18 09:35 AM
   Oh! Thank you so much for this information.
Avial, South Indian Curry
 on 01 Jul 17 04:33 PM

South indian speciality.. Avial.. I love this subzi.. Made sambhar with this and hot steaming rice.. thank you for this recipe ..