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Quick and Easy Avial recipe
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Prep Time
20min
Cook Time
20min
Total Time
40min

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This South Indian delight from Kerala is a veggie-packed wonder bursting with the goodness of...

Ingredients

4 Servings
(1 serving = 1 bowl)
  • 3cups
    mixed vegetables (gourd, zucchini, yam, potato, beans, carrots) chopped into 2 inch sticks
  • 1piece
    coconut peeled and chopped
  • 2piece
    green chillies
  • 1in
    ginger
  • 1cup
    yogurt
  • 5sprigs
    curry leaves
  • 1bundle
    moringa sticks or moringa leaves
  • 1tbsp
    coconut oil

How to make Quick and Easy Avial

Cook Vegetables

  1. In a pot, add the mixed vegetables, turmeric powder, salt, and water to just cover the vegetables and boil.

    Step 1.1: In a pot, add the mixed vegetables, turmeric powder, salt, and water to just cover the vegetables and boil
    Step 1.2: In a pot, add the mixed vegetables, turmeric powder, salt, and water to just cover the vegetables and boil
    Step 1.3: In a pot, add the mixed vegetables, turmeric powder, salt, and water to just cover the vegetables and boil
  2. Add the hard vegetables that take longer cooking time first, followed by softer veggies like gourd and zucchini later.

    Step 1.1: Add the hard vegetables that take longer cooking time first, followed by softer veggies like gourd and zucchini later
  3. Cook until the vegetables are tender but not mushy.

    Step 1.1: Cook until the vegetables are tender but not mushy

Prepare Coconut Mixture

  1. Grind the chopped coconut, green chilies, and cumin seeds into a coarse paste with a little water in a mixture grinder.

    Step 2.1: Grind the chopped coconut, green chilies, and cumin seeds into a coarse paste with a little water in a mixture grinder
    Step 2.2: Grind the chopped coconut, green chilies, and cumin seeds into a coarse paste with a little water in a mixture grinder

Mix and Cook

  1. Mix the coconut mixture with the whisked yogurt.

    Step 3.1: Mix the coconut mixture with the whisked yogurt
  2. Just before serving, add this mix to the cooked vegetables.

    Step 3.1: Just before serving, add this mix to the cooked vegetables
  3. Stir well and let it heat for 2 minutes on low heat without letting it boil, because the yogurt would curdle.

  4. Avial is best enjoyed at tepid temperature.

    Step 3.1: Avial is best enjoyed at tepid temperature

Finishing

  1. Add coconut oil and curry leaves. Stir well and enjoy!

    Step 4.1: Add coconut oil and curry leaves

Tips & Tricks

  1. I did not have moringa fruit so I used moringa leaves instead and they are amazing in terms of their nutritional benefits.

  2. Thanks for visiting this page, I shall soon be posting my fragrant lemon rice recipe…hope to see you again soon.

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Looks great! Thanks for sharing it!!

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Recipe by

Ritu Nanda

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