Kerala recipesand our Amchi recipes relate a lot because both of us use coconut in most of our dishes.
Avial is one such keralian dish which I wanted to try from a long time. I made this a long time back when
I saw it in a food group it tempted me so much that I tried it the very next day making sure I have all the
Vegetables ready for making Avial J.

Recipe from Priya and google

Ingredients needed

Ash gourd -3/4 cup
Cucumber - 1 cup
Carrot -1
Drumstick -1
Beans -6-7
Potato -1
Raw plantain -1
Raw Mango - few pieces (5-6 medium size pieces)
Elephant foot yam /Suran-100 grams

For the grinding

Grated coconut - 1 cup
Cumin seeds /Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Green chilly -3

For the seasoning

Coconut oil - 2-3 tsp
mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Curry leaves – few
1 Kashmiri Red Chilly

Pre Preparation 

Peel the skin and cut all the vegetables into 2 inch long piece.

Coarsely grind grated coconut, green chillies and cumin seeds. Keep it aside.


Since each vegetable needs different time for cooking, Cook cucumber, plantain and ash gourd together in a pan separately adding salt as they cook in the same time.

Pressures cook the rest of the vegetables adding salt and turmeric powder for 2 whistles. You can cook in open pan also. The vegetables should be soft but not mushy.(Use very less water and cook)

Add the grounded coconut paste and cook for a few minutes. Remove from flame.

Check for salt.
 Heat coconut oil add mustard seeds and when splutters add red chilly and curry leaves.
Temper over the prepared dish.

It is a fantastic side dish for rice.

Happy Cooking,



Priya Suresh said…
Serve me this avial with rice, i can have happily anytime.

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