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Avial (Kerala Style)


Yam 150 gms
Ash gourd 150 gms
Raw bananas 2 nos
Drumsticks2 nos
Potato 1 no
Shelled peas 1/2 cup
Sour curds1 cup
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves Few
Coconut oil 1/4 cup
Salt To taste
PASTE : Coconut 1/2
Green chillies 6-7 nos.
Cummin seeds 1 tsp.


1. Grind together the coconut, green chillies and cummin seeds to make a fine paste, adding very little water. Mix the curd to the ground paste and keep aside.

2. Peel and chop all the vegetables into 3-inch lengths.

3. Cook the vegetables separately with very little water in a heavy-bottomed vessel.

4. Mix all the cooked vegetables together with salt and turmeric powder.

5. Add the paste and heat through, taking care to prevent curdling.

6. Add the 1/4 cup coconut oil and curry leaves and mix well. Donot heat.

7. Serve hot with rice.