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Avial Dish, South India

Fast Facts
Fast Facts

Vegetarian dish Made primarily in Kerala Is a gravy dish A number of fruits and seeds are also used

Did You Know
Did You Know

Avial is used mainly with rice. It is a favorite dish of people of Kerala.


Main Ingredients-

  • Yam
  • Ash gourd
  • Raw bananas
  • Potato
  • Shelled peas
  • Sour curd


Ingredients for Making Avial

Following are the various ingredients that are needed to make avial:

  • Yam - 150 gms
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Ash gourd - 150 gms
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Raw bananas - 2 nos
  • Coconut oil - 1/4 cup
  • Drumsticks - 2 nos
  • Salt to taste
  • Potato - 1 no
  • Paste - Coconut1/2
  • Shelled peas - 1/2 cup
  • Green chillies - 6-7 nos.
  • Sour curd - 1 cup
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp.

Process for Making Avial

  • The coconut, cumin seeds and green chillies need to be ground together for making a fine paste. A little amount of water also needs to be added to this mixture for making the paste. Now the curd has to be mixed with the paste and kept aside.
  • The vegetables have to be peeled and chopped into lengths of 3 inch each.
  • The vegetables have to cooked separately in a vessel with a heavy bottom. Little water needs to be used in this case.
  • After cooking the vegetables they need to be mixed with turmeric powder and salt.
  • The paste has to be added to this and the entire mixture has to be heated through. However, curdling needs to be prevented.
  • The curry leaves and coconut oil have to be added to this and should be mixed properly. However, it should not be heated.
  • Avial is ready and can be served warm along with rice.

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