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Sunday, August 12, 2012


Avial is a scrumptious dish of Kerala. It is a kind of mix vegetable recipe. Easy to make and delicious to taste, this dish is also very nutritious and fulfilling. It is basically a side dish served hot along with varieties of rice. It contains several kinds of vegetables cooked on sim flame along with light spices. The choice of vegetable varies according to region and the taste of the family. The use of turmeric in Avial is generally avoided by people living in Malabar region while it is quite popular at other places of Kerala. Avial is considered to an important recipe for the festivals and celebrations in Kerala. If you are also a mix vegetable lover and relish on slightly sour dishes, Avial is a must to taste recipe for you. Scroll below for the recipe.

Avial Recipe

  • 1 finely-grated Coconut,
  • 1 tsp roasted Channa Dal
  • 1 tsp roasted Urad Dal
  • 1/4 tsp Asafetida (heeng)
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Assortment of Vegetables, cut and diced (excluding salad and leafy vegetables and beetroot)
  • Blanch the diced vegetables and set it aside for later use.
  • Grind channa dal, urad dal, asafoetida and green chillies to a paste.
  • Heat ghee in a separate shallow pan and add the grounded paste.
  • Fry lightly till it emits fragrance.
  • Add the grated coconut and sauté it over a low flame.
  • Add the blanched vegetables and cook till done.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Serve hot.

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