Rainbow Avial Recipe- South Indian Avial Recipe

by maria updated November 14, 2011

South Indian Avial, South Indian Avial Recipe, South Indian Avial Cooking, South Indian Dish Avial:Another famous curry from South Indian Cuisine called as South Indian Avial Recipe. Mainly Avial Recipe comes from Kerala region. You could call Avial Recipe as Indian Stew you can also have it like soup. South Indian Avial Recipe consists of lot of veggies, coconut and yogurt. Mostly in South Indian Avial Recipe veggies like drumsticks, red pumpkin, colocasia roots carrots, broad beans, asparagus, raw banana. You could add any veggies of your choice even potatoes lols :)..... Let me tell you this South Indian Avial Recipe is just not a visual treat but yum yum yummy.

Another famous curry from South Indian Cuisine called as South Indian Avial Recipe. Mainly Avial Recipe comes from Kerala region. You could call Avial Recipe as Indian Stew you can also have it like soup. South Indian Avial Recipe consists of lot of veggies, coconut and yogurt. Mostly in South Indian Avial Recipe veggies like drumsticks, red pumpkin, colocasia roots carrots, broad beans, asparagus, raw banana are utilized. You could add any veggies of your choice even potatoes lols :)….. Let me tell you this South Indian Avial Recipe is just not a visual treat but yum yum yummy.

South Indian Avial Recipe

One of the best recipes of my mom and I am happy to share with all of you. As I believe in sharing and not keeping secrets. One more secret is “you make food with pure love even simple food will taste heavenly”.

South Indian Avial Recipe

Coming back to South Indian Avial Recipe it tastes great by itself Or steamed rice. You could also club with fried papads and pickle for a wholesome meal. I am feeling hungry just talking about it. I bet I am gonna make this again and eat soon.

South Indian Avial Recipe

Also the dish is simple to make yet healthy and mouthwatering. I go over head and heels on stews and soups especially when it has a coconut base. So don’t wait make South Indian Avial Recipe and enjoy it.

South Indian Avial Recipe

Now avial can be made with tadka or without tadka. It’s upto you I have given tadka for my avial. Let me quickly share this recipe with everyone.

Total Time: 30-35 mins

Serves: 5 to 6 people

Ingredients:

  1.  1 carrot chopped vertically
  2. 8 to 9 french beans chopped
  3. 2 to 3 arbi chopped (colocasia roots skin peeled)
  4. 7 to 8 broad beans chopped
  5. 2 to 3 drumsticks chopped
  6. 50 gms red pumpkin chopped
  7. 8 to 10 chawli beans / snake beans chopped
  8. 1 raw banana chopped and immersed in water
  9. 18 to 20 curry leaves
  10. 2 cups water
  11. 1/2 fresh coconut grated Or about 150 gms fresh grated coconut
  12. 1.5 tbsp cumin seeds
  13. 1 green chili chopped
  14. 1 t/s turmeric
  15. 100 gms yogurt
  16. 2 kashmiri chilies
  17. 2 tbsp oil
  18. 1 mustard seeds
  19. a pinch of hing
  20. salt as per taste

Method:

Firstly wash all veggies and chop them into medium sized pieces. As you can check them in the pic below.

Now peel off raw banana skin and chop them into medium size. Immerse them into water for some time.

Take fresh grated coconut, green chili and cumin seeds. Combine them into a processor.

Grind until smooth paste is formed. Keep this aside.

Take a big wok Or vessel add water. Keep the heat on medium mode. Now combine all chopped veggies including raw banana and curry leaves into water.

Let this boil on medium flame for about 5 to 7 mins. Now add turmeric.

Allow the vegetables to cook for another 2 to 3 mins Or until it starts bubbling.

Now add coconut paste. Stir well cook for another 2 to 3 mins.

It’s time to add yogurt. Again combine all well with a spoon Or spatula. Let this cook for another 3 to 4 mins more.

Finally add salt for seasoning.

Cook for 2 mins more Or until vegetables are tender and cooked well.

For tadka take oil in a small wok. Once oil is hot add mustard seeds, kashmiri red chili and pinch of hing. Once they crackle well mix them into avial.

Stir all well now your avial is ready to be served. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot as stew, soup Or with steamed rice. Even dosas and idlis will taste great with avial.

Tip:

  • You could use any vegetable of your choice.
  • You could discard turmeric if you wish lighter color for your avial.

Enjoy Avial!

Thanks for stopping by and lemme know how was this South Indian Avial Recipe :)

The printable version below:

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Rainbow Avial Recipe- South Indian Avial Recipe
 
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Ingredients (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 1 carrot chopped vertically
  • 8 to 9 french beans chopped
  • 2 to 3 arbi chopped (colocasia roots skin peeled)
  • 7 to 8 broad beans chopped
  • 2 to 3 drumsticks chopped
  • 50 gms red pumpkin chopped
  • 8 to 10 asparagus chopped
  • 1 raw banana chopped and immersed in water
  • 18 to 20 curry leaves
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ fresh coconut grated Or about 150 gms fresh grated coconut
  • 1.5 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 green chili chopped
  • 1 t/s turmeric
  • 100 gms yogurt
  • 2 kashmiri chilies
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 mustard seeds
  • a pinch of hing
  • salt as per taste
Instructions
  1. Firstly wash all veggies and chop them into medium sized pieces. As you can check them in the pic below.
  2. Now peel off raw banana skin and chop them into medium size. Immerse them into water for some time.
  3. Take fresh grated coconut, green chili and cumin seeds. Combine them into a processor.
  4. Grind until smooth paste is formed. Keep this aside.
  5. Take a big wok Or vessel add water. Keep the heat on medium mode. Now combine all chopped veggies including raw banana and curry leaves into water.
  6. Let this boil on medium flame for about 5 to 7 mins. Now add turmeric.
  7. Allow the vegetables to cook for another 2 to 3 mins Or until it starts bubbling.
  8. Now add coconut paste. Stir well cook for another 2 to 3 mins.
  9. It's time to add yogurt. Again combine all well with a spoon Or spatula. Let this cook for another 3 to 4 mins more.
  10. Finally add salt for seasoning.
  11. Cook for 2 mins more Or until vegetables are tender and cooked well.
  12. For tadka take oil in a small wok. Once oil is hot add mustard seeds, kashmiri red chili and pinch of hing. Once they crackle well mix them into avial.
  13. Stir all well now your avial is ready to be served. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  14. Serve hot as stew, soup Or with steamed rice. Even dosas and idlis will taste great with avial.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 5 to 6 people


{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Manju July 29, 2011 at 10:55 pm

Hi there, came here through Tastespotting after seeing the Avial picture and the name of the blog as flavor of mumbai. I love avial with plain rice and yogurt. Usually avial does not finish off with a tadka, but then improvisation is what all cooking and blogging is about right. Im sure the avial with tadka tastes as good or even better :)

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maria July 30, 2011 at 4:28 am

Hey Manju,

Thanks for stopping by yeah avial doesn’t have tadka usually but with tadka it tastes even better. As a cook modifying and tweaking recipes is always in my genes. Thanks a ton do try them! I also love avial with rice Or just to gulp it like a stew :)

Love,
Maria

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Trix July 28, 2011 at 7:39 pm

I found your blog through Spicie Foodie – wow, your photos are gorgeous and I can’t wait to try some of these recipes!!

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maria July 29, 2011 at 4:10 am

Hi Trix,

Thanks for spending time here and I am glad you liked the photos as I am still learning good food photography. Do try them and lemme know how were they?

Love,
Maria

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dassana July 28, 2011 at 7:13 pm

great, colorful pics for a mouthwatering avial recipe. gorgeous….

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maria July 29, 2011 at 4:09 am

Thanks Dassana :) do try them!

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