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Avial (Vegetables in yoghurt)

Avial is a dish from Kerala, the Southern part of Indian. It is made during special occasions like festivals, wedding, pooja, etc. I made Avial during the festival of Onam.

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  • potatoes ( cut long, 1/2),
  • drumsticks (long cut and split, 1 cup)
  • Pumpkin ( long cut, 1 cup)
  • Yam ( long cut, 1 cup)
  • Carrots ( long cut, 1 cup)
  • Long beans ( long cut, 1 cup)
  • Tomato (chopped, 1)
  • Yoghurt (wisked, 1 & 1/2 cups)
  • Green chilly (1)
  • Garlic (5)
  • Onion (chopped, medium size)
  • Curry leaves (few)
  • Cumin seeds (1 tsp)
  • Coconut (grated, 2 cups)
  • Turmeric powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Salt as per taste
  • Coconut oil (1 tsp)
  1. Make a paste of onion, green chilly, cumin seeds, coconut, garlic, curry leaves & keep them aside.
  2. In a vessel heat 3 cups of water, add potatoes, drumsticks, Pumpkin, Yam, Carrots, Long beans, turmeric powder, salt and cook till the vegetables become tender.
  3. Add the coconut paste into the vegetables and mix well.
  4. Add the tomatoes and cook for 3 minutes in a slow flame.
  5. Add the yoghurt and mix well.
  6. Add coconut oil and salt as per taste.
Avial is ready to be served with steamed rice.
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3 replies on “Avial (Vegetables in yoghurt)”

Dear veena, saw ur avial’s photo in fb.. thought i saw tomato in it & came to check the receipe… Avial is made only of kerala veggies; but in case u r abroad n dont get most veggies, u can add potatos n carrots – but certainly not tomatos… in case u look for the tangy taste, add mango(available everywhere) or as you said yoghurt..

hope you dont mind my opinion….

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