Avial Recipe Kerala

Avial Recipe Kerala (Src: Flicker, eatwell.in )

Avial is an important part of the Kerala Vegetarain Feast. It is a thick mixture of vegetables, curd and coconut, seasoned with coconut oil and curry leaves. Vegetables commonly used in avial are elephant yam, plantain, pumpkin, carrots, beans, Brinjal,cucumber, drum sticks, snake gourd and avarai.It is supposed to have been invented by Bhima (one of the Pandava brothers) during their exile.


Cucumber 250 gm
Snake Gourd

250 gm

Drumsticks 3
Long Runner beans 50 gm
Carrots 2
Chena 250 gm
Raw banana 100 gm
Turmeric powder 1/2 Tsp
Chilly powder 1 Tsp
Raw mango 100 gm
Curry Leaves Few
Sour Curd 1/4 cup
Cocnut 1
Green Chillies 50 gm
Cumin Seeds 10 gm
Small Onions 5
Cocnut oil 5 Tsp

How to Make ( 4 Adults)

  • Cut all the vegetables into equal pieces and place it on vessel.
  • Now add turmeric powder, chilly powder, salt and sufficient water in a vessel and keep it on fire.
  • Add enough water to cook the vegetables
  • Cover it and allow it to cook.
  • Meanwhile you take the grated cocnut , cumin seeds, small onions, green chillies and curry leaves and grind them .
  • After the vegetables are cooked add raw mangoes pieces in it and cook it with open vessel.
  • As the magoes pieces are cooked well add the cocnut mixture along with sour curd to the vegetables.
  • Mix them well
  • Allow the water to get evaporated
  • Now add coconut oil and curry leaves to it and mix it well

Remove from flame and the Avial is ready to be served hot.

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