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Avial is easy to prepare and a yummy side dish that goes well with rice. This mixed vegetables curry with coconut is one of the must side dishes for Kerala Sadhya

Kerala Style Mixed Vegetable Curry with Spiced Coconut (Avial)

Mixed vegetables cooked in spiced coconut and yogurt based gravy. Avial is easy to prepare and a yummy side dish that goes well with rice. One of the must side dishes for Kerala Sadhya, which is popular during festivals Onam and Vishu

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, kerala
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 people
Author Jane Jojo

Ingredients

  • 1 number potato (medium size)
  • 1 numer raw banana (small size)
  • 100 gram yam
  • 1 number carrot (medium size)
  • 1 number drumstick
  • 12 number beans
  • 1/2 number zucchini
  • 1/2 number raw mango
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • coconut oil
  • salt

Coconut Mix

  • 2 cup grated coconut
  • 4 number green chilli
  • 3 number shallot
  • 3 number garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon jeera

Instructions

Preparation

  1. Peel/Remove the skin of the vegetables: potato, carrot, yam and raw mango. Scrape the raw banana skin a bit. Same with drum sticks. You don't have to remove the whole skin of banana and drumsticks. Wash and clean the vegetables and slice them thin and 2-inch long pieces.

Cook vegetables

  1. In a pan, add the vegetables along with salt and turmeric powder. Sprinkle 3-4 tbsp water. Cover the pan and cook it over medium flame until vegetables are just cooked.

    Avial is easy to prepare and a yummy side dish that goes well with rice. This mixed vegetables curry with coconut is one of the must side dishes for Kerala Sadhya
  2. Have ingredients listed under the coconut mix - grated coconut, shallots, green chilli, garlic, jeera and salt in a chopper/mixer. Just pulse it so that it gets crushed. Don't grind it into a smooth paste. It's supposed to have a coarse texture.

  3. Add the coconut mix to the cooked vegetables and mix well. Cook it for around 5- 10 minutes until it boils and have a thick consistency.

    Avial is easy to prepare and a yummy side dish that goes well with rice. This mixed vegetables curry with coconut is one of the must side dishes for Kerala Sadhya
  4. Add yogurt and mix well. Adjust salt. Switch off the flame and remove the pan. Add 1 tbsp coconut oil and mix well. It gives a special taste! Enjoy with rice :)

    Avial is easy to prepare and a yummy side dish that goes well with rice. One of the must side dishes for Kerala Sadhya,

Recipe Notes

Never miss raw mango in avial :) It enhances the dish's flavor to a different level altogether.