Avial – Mixed Vegetable Stew

Avial – Mixed Vegetable Stew

Avial is a delicious South Indian stew made by cooking vegetables in a coconut gravy. Avial is made during special occasions and festivals such as Onam. Avial and adai (Rice & Grain Pancake) is a famous combination served for breakfast or dinner. Avial is also served with rice.

Preparation time: 30 minutes

No. of servings: 4

Spice level: 2 out of 5

Ingredients:

  • Vegetables – 2 cups (potato, carrot, beans, winter melon, pumpkin)
  • Grated coconut – 1/2 cup
  • Green chilies – 2
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • A few curry leaves (8 to 10)
  • Yogurt – 1 cup
  • Coconut oil – 3 to 4 drops

Method of Preparation:

  1. Cut vegetables into 1″ pieces.
  2. Boil vegetables in a sauce pan or kadai with 1/2 cup of water and salt until vegetables become tender.
  3. Grind coconut, cumin seeds and green chillies with a little water to a fine paste.
  4. Add this to the cooked vegetables along with curry leaves.
  5. Mix well and cook for 5 minutes and turn off the heat.
  6. Add yogurt, mix well and finish with 3 to 4 drops of coconut oil.
  7. Avial is ready to serve.

Note: You can also add or substitute other vegetables such as raw plantain, drumstick, yam, okra, chayote, etc.

 

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6 Responses to Avial – Mixed Vegetable Stew

  1. Happy Cook December 3, 2008 at 12:05 pm #

    I love avial. I love them with rice. This looks really yummy and you are making me homesick seeing these delicious avail.

  2. Padma January 2, 2009 at 8:57 am #

    good!

  3. Harish Krishnan May 18, 2009 at 6:18 am #

    Avial is one of my favorite dishes coupled with papaddam ;) ! The recipe which you have posted is one of the simplest way to make it! Keep them coming.

  4. Veena June 6, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    It is must have for me with Adai.. Looks yummy

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