Avial / Mixed vegetable curry in a coconut and green chilly base flavored with cumin

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Avial is one of the most popular kerala dishes , it is very easy to make and healthy as well.It is generally made with a mixture of vegetables , coconut , cumin , green chillies , curry leaves and flavoured with coconut oil. The vegetables I have used here is yam , egg plant , drumstick , carrot , potatoes , kovakkai(tindora), string beans . A souring agent is very key for avial normally tamarind , raw mangoes or sour curd is used for it I have used raw mangoes for it .

There are several interesting stories behind the origin of Avial . The most common which I have heard from my mother is several years back during a marriage feast the main chef had a lot of left over vegetables . Instead of wasting it he cooked it in a mixture of ground coconut and cumin finished with coconut oil and curry leaves . Another interesting story is from Mahabharat where Bhim invented this dish while he assumed the identity of a cook while in exile .

Avial is a very easy dish to make, tastes great and very healthy too. It is cooked in very less oil and it has an amazing flavour of cumin and green chillies .

 
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Lets see how to make this delicious vegetable dish with tons of flavors bursting from it ..

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Parvathy

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Avial / Mixed vegetable curry in a coconut and green chilly base flavored with cumin
Serves 4
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
182 calories
38 g
0 g
2 g
9 g
0 g
284 g
172 g
0 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
284g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 182
Calories from Fat 14
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
2%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 172mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates 38g
13%
Dietary Fiber 11g
45%
Sugars 0g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A
288%
Vitamin C
49%
Calcium
7%
Iron
16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. Mixed Vegetables - 1 cup ( check notes)
  2. Grated Coconut- 1/2 cup
  3. Green Chilly- 2 no
  4. Cumin Seeds- 1/4 tsp
  5. Raw mango- 1/4 cup diced (check notes for alternative )
  6. Coconut Oil - 1tbsp
  7. Curry leaves- 2 sprigs
  8. Salt - as needed
  9. Turmeric powder- a pinch
Instructions
  1. 1.Chop all the vegetables into the following size little bit thicker than matchstick.
  2. 2. Cook these vegetables with little water and turmeric
  3. 3. While the vegetables are cooking , in a food processor grind coconut , cumin seeds and green chilly. Do not make a fine paste you only need to pulse it 2 or 3 times with little water
  4. 4. When the vegetables are cooked , add raw mango to it and cook for five minutes in medium flame . Please make sure the vegetables are not burning or dry . If it is too dry you can add some water to it
  5. 5. Add the ground coconut mixture to it , salt and water if needed . Cook this for atleast 10
  6. minutes in medium to low heat .
  7. 6. Finish with coconut oil and curry leaves . Serve hot with rice
Notes
  1. What kind of vegetables to use in Avial
  2. You can literally use any vegetables but avoid using beetroot because of the colour it imparts . I used carrot , drumstick , string beans , tindora , yam , raw banana and egg plant
  3. Substitute for raw mango
  4. If you cannot get raw mango you can also use soaked tamarind juice or sour yoghurt
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calories
182
fat
2g
protein
9g
carbs
38g
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