Avial | Kerala Avial

Avial is a curry made with boiled vegetables. This is a traditional recipe from Kerala and southern part of Tamil Nadu. It has special place in Onam Sadya and in weeding meals too.
I learnt this recipe from my MIL and thanks to her. It is nutritious since the vegetables are not fried but boiled and very mild to taste-buds.
The Key of making a perfect avial is to get a perfect color combination of vegetebles with coconut masala, that should look like a semi-gravy state but not too dry. In TN it is served along with Adai(lentil crepe) Make this avial easily at home and relish with rice or adai.

Preparation & Cooking Time: 30 minutes



Drumstick - 1
Brinjal - 1
Plantain - 1/2
Carrot - 1 medium
Yam - 2-3 " cube
White Pumpkin - 2-3 " cube
Green Peas - 100 gram
French Beans - 4
Raw Mango - 100 gram
Salt  as per taste
Yogurt / Curd- 1/4 cup
Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
Curry leaves - 7 leaves

To Grind Masala:
Green chilli - 3 no.(increase as per spice level)
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Dessicated Coconut / grated fresh coconut - 1/4 cup
Curry leaves -5 leaves
Ginger - 1/3" piece (peeled)


  1. Wash and cut all the vegetables into 1-inch pieces.
  2. Boil all the vegetable except mango without salt in water upto half the level of vegetables. Do not discard the boiled water.
  3. Meanwhile grind together green chillies, cumin seeds, coconut, ginger and salt to a very fine paste with a little water.
  4. Add Mango and ground masala to the vegetables and cook until the raw smell of the masala disappear. It should cook until becomes semi-gravy.
  5. Remove pan from fire and add yogurt, coconut oil, curry leaves and now cook again for 2-3 minutes. Put off the stove before it boils.
  6. Serve hot. 


  • For best result use sour curd to get sour taste to the avial. 
  • Adding mango with other vegetables will make it soggy and also it takes less time to cook. 
  • If you don't have all the vegetables mentioned above, manage to try with fewer vegetables you have in hand.
  • If you want the Avial to be little thin like gravy, add some more water.


yummy avial...

Anonymous said...

Happy onam...healthy and yummy avial...

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