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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


  • 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.



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

  2. good!

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


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