Avial is a famous Kerala vegetarian recipe. Is is one of the essential items served in ‘Onasadhya’!  A variety of vegetables like drumstick, carrot, yam, pumpkin, string beans and snake gourd are used to make this recipe. In fact, you can use whatever vegetables are there in your kitchen!

What you need:

Mixed vegetables -3 cups
Small onions -5 sliced
Curry leaves -2 sprigs
Curd -1\2 cup
Grated coconut -1 cup
Green chillies -5
Turmeric powder -1\2 tsp
Cumin seeds -1\4 tsp
Salt – to taste
Coconut oil -2 tsp


Cook the vegetables, small onions and curry leaves with 2 cups of water. Meanwhile, grind grated coconut, green chillies, turmeric powder and cumin seeds to a coarse mixture, adding curd. Add this mixture to the cooked vegetables. Also add salt. Keep on a medium flame and stir continuously. When it is about to boil, add coconut oil, mix well and put off the fire. Serve it with rice.

  1. Hi Lissie wonderful recipe I love the picture it looks very tasty 🙂

  2. I love avial.
    I can just taste the avial MMMMMMM