Avial curry recipe

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Preparation Time : 30 min Cooking Time : 15 min Serves : 4

Avial curry is a nutritious and delicious curry, a traditional dish of Kerala. It is a coconut based curry prepared with mixed vegetables, A great accompaniment to serve with steamed rice. It is an easy to make recipe which can be prepared in a short time. A classic dish prepared with vegetables like elephant yam, carrot, drumstick, potato, snake gourd, cucumber, beans, plantain etc .. curd, coconut, seasoned with coconut oil and curry leaves… makes a creamy curry which is very healthy and heavenly delicious.

Ingredients:

To steam –

Mixed veggies each 1/2 cup – Carrot  cut into 2 inch lengthy sticks

French beans/ooty beans

Raw banana cut into cubes

Drumstick

Cucumber cut into cubes

Elephant yam cubes

Potato

Turmeric – less than 1/4 tsp

Salt to taste

Curry leaves – 4 to 5 leaves

Oil – 2 tsp (preferably coconut oil)

Curd/yogurt – 200 ml

To grind –

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Coconut – 1 cup

Green chilies – 2 no’s (adjust to your taste)

Cumin – 3/4 tsp

For seasoning (optional) 

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Mustard – 1/4 tsp

Curry leaves – 1 spring

Coconut oil – 2 tsp

 

Method:

Rinse, peel and Cut/chop all the veggies and keep ready. Steam veggies with turmeric powder, curry leaves , add 2 tsp of coconut oil and salt to taste, add 1/2 cup or 1 cup of water to cook. (take care while you cook veggies don’t over cook or under cook them)

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Add all the ingredients to grind, grind it with out adding water until coconut gets powdered completely,  then add enough water to blend , grind it to a smooth paste, add it to the cooked veggies.

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Combine it to a thick in consistency (avoid adding more water) , add little water, bring the curry to boil, when it begins to boil check the taste add salt if necessary,

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Boil  the curry for 2 – 3 min, switch off the flame. Allow it to cool at room temperature.

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For seasoning heat coconut oil in a tadka pan, when it is hot sizzle mustard and curry leaves in it.

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Add it to the curry, mix with the curry, once it is cool add yogurt, mix once again

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Nutritious Avial curry is ready to serve with steamed rice.

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Note –

Seasoning the curry is optional to this dish, even cumin (to blend) is optional, avial curry taste rich and awesome with the natural flavor of veggies and coconut oil.

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2 Responses to “Avial curry recipe”

  1. Sandhya says:

    Usha,
    I love avial and your straightforward recipe makes it seem easy to make. I am going to make it soon.

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