Avial Recipe- Authentic Mixed-Veg Kerala Dish


Avial recipe is an authentic kerala style preparation made by adding different vegetables along with coconut gratings and coconut oil. 

The word avial in Malayalam actually means to boil mix of different vegetables together. 

It is one of the dish that you will never want to miss seeing in a kerala sadya. With a mix of different vegetables and with coconut gratings, avial is such a nutritious dish and tasty dish. 

Avial Recipe-Ingredients required? 

In kerala cuisines, the usual ingredients are  yam, banana, snake guard, drumstick, carrot, brinjal and raw mango. Few also add beans and pumpkin to this recipe. 

For our preparation here, we will be adding yam, banana, snake guard, drumstick, carrot, and brinjal. Instead of raw mango, we will be using tamarind juice to give the tangy flavor. 

Lets see how to make this recipe.

Avial Recipe- Preparation Method 

1. Dice, the 2 carrots, ¼ snake guard, 1 drumstick, 1 raw banana, ¼ yam and 1 brinjal.  

Diced vegetables

2. Boil water in a pan. Add the vegetables to the pan along with turmeric(haldi) and salt.

vegges mix with haldi

3  a) Prepare tamarind water by mixing a small ball of tamarind into warm water.


3  b) Pour 3-4tbsp of tamarind water in to the vegetables pan. Close the lid and cook the vegetables for 15 -20 minutes.

vegges in tamarind

4. Grate ½ of the coconut, 6 green-chillies and ¼ tbsp cumin seeds as shown.Keep them aside.


5. In a mixer, add the grated coconuts,cumin seeds and green-chilies.Powder them to a consistency as shown below.



Adding 6 green-chilies gives you a medium spice flavor. Add few more depending on the taste.

6. Once the vegetables are cooked, add the coconut mix into the boiled vegetables pan.Also, add 6-7 karipatha leaves into the mix.


7. Add 2-3 tbsp of coconut oil into the mix and stir it well.


8. Turn off the flame. Avial is ready to be served. 


Avial Cooking Tips

Adding coconut oil directly to the mix gives it the authentic taste. So, make sure you have some coconut oil in the house while you prepare this recipe .

Don’t over grind the coconuts. They need to be in fine powder form.

You can add beans,  pumpkin or any dish except potato into this dish.

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