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અવીઅલ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Avial Recipe, Kerala Aviyal Recipe in Gujarati) 

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avial recipe is also called aviyal in South India. Learn how to make Kerala avial recipe.

Avial is a traditional mixed vegetable dish that originated in Kerala cuisine, but gained an equal fanfare in Tamil nadu cuisine as well. Rare is the wedding or festive menu that does not include avial!

Sadya, a traditional feast of Kerala always includes avail which is served with other vegetables , rice, pickles spread out on a plantain leaf.

I share a time-honored method of making a delicious avial with mixed vegetables, fresh coconut, curry leaves, coconut oil and curd ( yogurt, dahi).

The key to making excellent avial is to pay equal attention to the visual appeal – vegetables with contrasting colours such as carrot, beans, pumpkin etc are chosen, sliced evenly into thin 1 inch long pieces, and cooked to a crunchy consistency. If you’ve done this, you’ve crossed half the bridge successfully!

Serve avial with steamed rice, sambar, pickle for a complete South Indian meal.

pro tips for avial recipe. 1. Using coconut oil to cook South Indian food is a healthier option than processed seed oil. 2. You can mix and match the vegetables used for making avail based on what is in your kitchen and in season. 3. We first half cooked drumsticks ( Saijan ki phalli ) as they take the longest time to cook and then added all the vegetables. 4. Cut your vegetables (drumsticks, French beans, carrots, yam (suran), red pumpkin (bhopla / kaddu), raw banana and brinjal (baingan / eggplant) to 25 mm. (1") pieces, like French fries or thin long sticks.
5. Put the raw banana pieces in water to prevent them from turning black. 6. Remember that vegetables must be added to boiling water to retain their colour. If you add vegetables to cold water and cook them they will lose their colour.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

To Be Ground To A Smooth Paste
3/4 cup freshly grated coconut
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
4 green chillies , roughly chopped
1/4 cup water

Other Ingredients For Avial
1/2 cup drumsticks (saijan ki phalli / saragavo) , cut into 25 mm. pieces
1/2 cup long french beans , cut into 25 mm. pieces
1/2 cup carrot , cut into 25 mm pieces
1/2 cup yam (suran) , cut into 25 mm pieces
1/2 cup red pumpkin (bhopla / kaddu) cubes
1 raw banana , peeled and cut into 25 mm pieces
1/2 cup brinjal (baingan / eggplant) cubes
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
salt to taste
1/2 cup fresh curd (dahi) , beaten
2 tbsp coconut oil or any other refined oil
7 to 8 curry leaves (kadi patta)
Method

For avial

    For avial
  1. To make avial, combine the drumsticks with ¼ cup of water and cover and cook on a medium flame till they are half done.
  2. Add french beans, carrots, yam (suran) , red pumpkin (bhopla / kaddu), raw banana, brinjal (baingan / eggplant) , boiling water and salt.
  3. Mix well and cover and cook on a medium flame till the vegetables are almost done (approx. 10 to 12 minutes).
  4. In a separate bowl put fresh curd (dahi), add the prepared coconut paste and mix well.
  5. Add coconut paste curd mixture to the cooked vegetables.
  6. Add coconut oil, turmeric powder, curry leaves and mix well.
  7. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  8. Serve avial hot with steamed rice, sambar, pickle for a complete south indian meal.

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  1. what is avial made of ? See below image of list of ingredients for avial.

making coconut paste

  1. To make coconut paste for avail, in a mixer put 3/4 cup freshly grated coconut.
  2. Add 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera).
  3. Add green chillies , roughly chopped.
  4. Add 1/2 cup water.
  5. Grind to a smooth paste. The paste must be smooth otherwise you will not get a good texture when you eat avial.
  6. Keep aside coconut paste for avial. 

cooking drumsticks

  1. Drumsticks is known as Saijan ki phalli, saragavo. Sometimes also referred to as a bean, this long, rigid pod grows on a tree. Its hard, green outer covering is rigid enough to earn its common name of drumstick
  2. Wash the drumsticks and cut into 25 mm. (1") pieces.
  3. In a pan put 1/2 cup drumsticks , cut into 25 mm. (1") pieces. We are first going to cook drumsticks as this takes the most time to cook amongst all the vegetables. 
  4. Add  1/4th cup of water.
  5. Cover and cook on a medium flame till they are half done. It is important to retain the water as we will continue to use it in cooking Avial and that gives a great flavour to the dish.

making avial

  1. Add 1/2 cup long french beans , cut into 25 mm. (1") pieces to the semi cooked drumsticks. We can used boiled vegetables but the taste comes from using the same water. 
  2. Add 1/2 cup carrots , cut into 25mm (1”) pieces.
  3. Add 1/2 cup yam (suran) , cut into 25mm (1”) pieces.
  4. Add 1/2 cup red pumpkin (bhopla / kaddu), cut into 25 mm ( 1 inch pieces).
  5. Add 1 raw banana , peeled and cut into 25 mm (1”) pieces.
  6. Add 1/2 cup brinjal (baingan / eggplant), cut into 25mm (1”) pieces. Remember that boiling water must be added to the vegetables in the next step to retain their colour. If you add vegetables to cold water and cook them they will lose their colour. 
  7. Add 1 cup boiling water. Don't add water at room temperature to the vegetables as they will loose their colour on cooking.
  8. Add salt to taste. We added 1 tsp salt. 
  9. Mix well. See the lovely colour of the mixed vegetables. 
  10. Cover and cook on a medium flame for  10 to 12 minutes till vegetables are almost done. We have a little more cooking to do later.
  11. After cooking the vegetables.
  12. In a separate bowl put 1/2 cup fresh curds (dahi) , beaten (optional).
  13. Add the prepared coconut paste.
  14. Mix coconut paste and curds well.
  15. Add the mixture of coconut paste and curds ( yoghurt ) to cooked vegetables.
  16. Add 2 tbsp coconut oil or any other refined oil.
  17. Add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi).
  18. Add 7 to 8 curry leaves (kadi patta).
  19. Mix well.
  20. Simmer for 2 minutes. 
  21. Serve hot.

pro tips for avial

  1. Using coconut oil to cook South Indian food is a healthier option than processed seed oil. 
  2. You can mix and match the vegetables used for making avail based on what is in your kitchen and in season.
  3. We half cooked the drumsticks first ( Saijan ki phalli ) as they take the longest time to cook and then added all the remaining vegetables and cooked them.
  4. Cut your vegetables ( drumsticks, French beans, carrots, yam (suran) red pumpkin (bhopla / kaddu), raw banana and brinjal (baingan / eggplant)  to 25 mm. (1") pieces, like french fries or thin long sticks.
  5. Put the raw banana pieces in water to prevent them from turning black. Drain and use when required.
  6. Remember that vegetables must be added to boiling water to retain their colour. If you add vegetables to cold water and cook them they will lose their colour. 

benefits of Avial

  1. Avial is rich in Vitamin C, Phosphorus, Vitamin A, Fiber
    1.  Vitamin C :  Vitamin C is a great defence against coughs and colds. Have citrus fruits, lemons, vegetables ( capsicum, broccoli, cabbage). 79% of RDA.
    2. Phosphorus Phosphorus works closely with calcium to build bones. 34% of RDA.
    3. Vitamin A rich recipes, Beta Carotene : Vitamin A is crucial for healthy vision, cell growth and healthy skin. Sources of vitamin A include yellow-orange fruits and vegetables like carrots, mango, papaya, peach, tomatoes, pumpkin etc. and other vegetables like spinach, kale, fenugreek leaves, broccoli, capsicum etc. 30% of RDA.
    4. Fiber : Dietary fiber reduces the risk of heart disease, prevents the spike in blood sugar levels and hence super for diabetics. Consume more fruits, vegetables, moong, oats, matki, whole grains. 24% of RDA.
     
Accompaniments

Chitranna Rice ( South Indian Recipes ) 
Cooked Rice 
Curd Rice, South Indian Curd Rice Recipe 
South Indian Stir Fry Rice 
Tomato Rice( South Indian Recipes ) 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy224 cal
Protein3.7 g
Carbohydrates13.8 g
Fiber5.9 g
Fat17.1 g
Cholesterol4 mg
Sodium20.6 mg

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Reviews

Avial ( South Indian Recipes)
5
 on 21 Jul 21 04:15 PM


It''s awesome!! So delicious Truly Yammy Yammy!!
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for the feedback !!! Keep reviewing recipes and articles you loved.
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22 Jul 21 04:57 PM
अवियल
5
 on 25 Jun 20 04:33 PM


Very nice I''m Taminadu
Avial ( South Indian Recipes)
5
 on 11 Sep 19 06:32 PM


What should be the Traditional accompaniments? like bread, dosa, steamed rice etc?
Avial ( South Indian Recipes)
5
 on 08 Apr 19 12:30 PM


super simple way of teaching...All dishes come out very tasty...just follow her steps nd u cant go wrong thanks for such a wonderfully easy ways out.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Preeti, Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes & share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
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09 Apr 19 09:10 AM
Avial ( South Indian Recipes)
5
 on 08 Jan 18 02:15 PM


it is good
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Tarla Dalal    Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them...happy cooking !!
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08 Jan 18 03:42 PM
अवियल
5
 on 12 Oct 16 05:10 PM


Right, hamare kerala ki yeh recipe Tarla Mam ne itni aasaan tarike se banayee hai ki koi bhi isse aasaani se bana sakta hai.Thanks Tarla Mam.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Mithuswami, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
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13 Oct 16 08:41 AM
Avial ( South Indian Recipes)
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 on 04 Nov 15 04:58 PM


A southindian speciality.. Avial.. now its become my favourite vegetable.. with coconut curd mixture added to the vegetable.. it made it more creamy.. The vegetables is also perfectly cooked.. It goes well with hot steaming rice..
Avial ( South Indian Recipes)
5
 on 05 Jun 13 06:09 PM


Lovely mix of vegetables cooked in a coconut paste.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for your feedback. Glad you liked the Avial.
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06 Jul 17 04:25 PM