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Onam Avial

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The Aviyal is a signature vegetarian dish from Kerala. It is often made on auspicious days and during festival like Onam in Kerala. It is a thick mixture of vegetables, curd and coconut, seasoned with coconut and curry leaves. Avial is considered an essential part of the Sadhya, the Malayali vegetarian feast.
  Plantain 150 Gram, unripe, chopped
  Yam 75 Gram, chopped
  Potato 3 , cubed in 1 inch pieces
  Snake gourd 100 Gram, chopped
  Drumstick 3 , chopped into 2 inch pieces
  Carrots 2 , chopped
  Coconut oil 1 Teaspoon (As Needed)
  Cumin seeds 30 Gram
  Grated coconut 150 Gram
  Onions 2 , sliced
  Green chillies 5
  Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon
  Tamarind extract 4 Drop

1) In a blender, coarsely grind coconut, jeera, onions, green chillies and turmeric without any water. Do not make it soggy.
2) Take a saucepan and add all the vegetables. Put a little oil and mix. Then sprinkle turmeric and pour in the water. Cook for about 10 minutes
3) When the vegetables are cooked, add a few drops of tamarind extract. This is however optional. Simmer for 2 minutes.
4) Put in some curry leaves and some coconut oil. Stir well and remove from heat.

5) Serve hot with Onam sadhya.

Recipe Summary

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Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Aviyal made from a healthy dose of vegetables and coconut is a must have on Onam menu.
Indian Coconut And Vegetable Stew
This is such a ridiculously easy recipe with delicious results. Avial or Aviyal the traditional stew of Kerala is a coconut lover’s delight. Rich, creamy vegetable stew with aromatics, coconut and curd. The garnish of curry leaves in coconut oil gives it that distinctive and addictive taste. A must-have on the Onam festive menu.

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Gossip.Goddess's picture
The lady needs English grammar lessons!
Anonymous's picture
A good traditional recipe. Thanks
The.Hungry.Soul's picture
Can I make this without coconut. I don't like coconut and its very high on calories.
chockyfoodie's picture
coconut imparts flavor to this dish.