Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Avial is a healthy food as it is a mixture of 4-5 vegetables and is a great combination to Sambar. My Mom makes this Avial whenever we are all at home together or during festival days. I learnt from wiki that Bhima invented Aviyal. Very Surprising,, Isnt It??

Here goes the recipe:
Chopped Vegetables for Avial
Drumstick 2
Brinjal (small) 2
Green(Unripe) Banana / Vazhakkai (small) 2
Cluster Beans 5
Carrot 1
Cumin / Jeeragam ¾ tsp
Green Chillies 3-4
Curd/Yoghurt  5-6 tsp
Grated Cocount 5tsp

For Seasoning:
Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Curry Leaves 5
Pearl Onions 3
Coconut Oil

Chop Vegetables lengthwise. Chop Pearl Onions.
Cut Brinjal into four pieces. Grate Coconut.
Grind together: Coconut, Chillies and Cumin.


Heat Pan. Add chopped Vegetables. Add water well enough to cover the vegetables. Cook on a medium flame till done.
Add Coconut Paste and Salt. Fry for five more minutes.  
Heat Oil in a Pan. When hot, add Mustard Seeds. When Popped, reduce flame and add Curry Leaves, Pearl Onions. Fry till the Onions become translucent. Pour this seasoning into the Avial.
Mix Curd / Yoghurt with the Avial just before Serving.
Serves: 4
Serve with Rice and Sambar.

Note: Prepare Sambar which does not include those vegetables in Avial like Pumpkin Sambar, Hyacinth/Indian Beans (Avaraikkai) Sambar, Ivy Gourd (Kovakkai) Sambar. 

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