Thursday, May 18, 2006



# A traditional dish of Kerala / Tamilnadu.
# Vegetables cooked in a coconut gravy.

Items needed:
1. Vegetables (White Pumpkin, Yellow Pumpkin, Raw Banana, Carrot, Peas, Potato, Beans, Drumstick - All in equal quantity except Drumstick) all cut into 2 inch pieces length wise.
2. Coconut for 3 cups of mixed veg - 1/2 cup
3. Green Chillies - according to taste
4. Salt to taste
5. Tamarind Water 3 table spoons (Optional)
6. Curd - 1/4 cup
7. Rice flour - 2 tsp
8. Hing

Grind Grated Coconut, Green Chillies and Rice flour adding little water into a nice paste
1. Coconut oil 2 tsp
2. Curry leaves one string.

1. Boil all vegetables adding Tamarind water, little water, Salt and Hing.
2. Add Ground paste and Cook till it boils.
3. Now goes Curd and Cook for 2 min in medium flame and switch off.
4. Season with Coconut Oil and Curry leaves.
* Mouth Watering Avail is Ready. *
! Goes will with Hot Sambar Rice, Puliyotharai, Variety Rice, Adai , Pongal . !

1. Soaked rice can be used instead of rice flour.
2. Always use Semi Ripe Green Chillies to get good flavor and taste.


Anonymous said...

Hmm...this looks like tamilnadu way of preparation. We prepare it a little differently. The pic looks like I can put it up on my screen and eat rice looking at it :-)

Lakshmi said...

nice post of Avial, saw this wheat halwa, will try it for sure, luv that sweet, but haven't tried making it.

Kitchenmate said...

MT: Looks delicious and colorful. Never heard about adding rice flour and moreover we do add jeera to the grinding ingredients.
Congrats of crossing 90+ posts in 4 months, indeed big acheivement and aptly celebarated with wheat halwa.
your halwa made me remember Thirunelveli halwa as well as Madurai Prema Vilas i love them like anything..I wish i could have some atleast..

Unknown said...

Gosh!!! I've been seeing many avials. Got to try it out.

Menu Today said...

Hi IG,
Yes this is Tamil Nadu Style only.Why Dont you post your version soon?

Hi Lakshmi,
Thank u very much. Please try and do let me know.

Hi KM,
Thanks a lot.
Rice flour act as thickening agent and I donot use jeera as it will taste like more kootu.

Hi Pushpa,
Find time please try.

Vineela said...

Hi MT,
i like avial and i have to prepare one day.
Now ,i can follow your recipe

Menu Today said...

Hi Vineela,
Thank u very much.

archana said...

I love avail so much, that i may not need rice at all. Kerala version of avial varies slightly from this recipe as Kitchenmate pointed out. I havn't tasted one made with Hing yet, but i am ready to try it out soon. 90 + posts !! Awesome !!! Way to go Menu !!!!

Krithika said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Your recipes look good.

Anonymous said...

Your avial recipe seems different from the ones I have seen so far. Will give it a try.
90+.... way to go,buddy!!Keep them coming!

Vaishali said...

Finally one recipe for Avial. Have any other bloggers written about it? I haven't come across any yet. I loooooove this dish. I hope I get to prepare it soon.

Menu Today said...

Hi Vaishali,
I have seen one from kitchenmate, one from BDSN,those are also good to refer.Thanx

Alex Warn said...

Congrats of crossing 90+ posts in 4 months, indeed New Trends big acheivement and aptly celebarated with wheat halwa.