Thursday, August 16, 2012

Vegetable Avial (Brahmin style)

Avial is a special dish made on any occasion and this addition makes a lunch a feast. Avial is a popular dish and a mandate in all Brahmin and kerelites house during any festival lunch.

This is a semi solid gravy made with all the vegetables soaked in thick curd - ground coconut mixture.

Main Vegetables to be used in Avial : Pusanikai (white pumpkin), Murunkakkai (Drumstick), Valakkai (Raw banana), Sebankalangu (Yam), Carrot , pattani (peas). Or atleast I use these as mandate ones as they surely give a great flavor to dish and tastes good. Other than these one can also add, beans, brinjal, kothavarangai, Potato, Avarakkai ect. Try adding a max of 6 -7 different vegetables not more than that

Preparation time : Pre-preparation - 30 min, Cooking time: 10 min; serves:4 people

Drumstick - 1
White pumpkin - 1 slice
Raw banana - 1
Peas - handful
Yam - 1 slice
Kothavarangai- 10
Carrot -1
Beans - 10

Wash and dice these vegetables in long shape more like fingers, add salt and turmeric and cook in pressure for 1 whistle. (add little water just enough to cook vegetables)

Curd - 1 cup
Coconut - 1 cup
Jeera - 1 spoon
Cocunut oil - 1 spoon
Green chilly - 4

Grind Green chilly, cocunut and jeera and keep aside

Mustard seeds,
Curry leaves

Take a kadai and pour cocunut oil , when hot use the seasoning agents(mustard, curry leaf and jeera) and leave it to splutter.

Now add the ground coconut and leave it to cook for a minute

Add the vegetables and add required amount of salt.

Cook for few minutes

Add curd and cook for a min, check for salt and spice.

Remove from flame, this avial tastes its best with Puliyotharai or Adai. Receipes for with are on the way!!

Have a feast with this avial



  1. Hi am Sangeetha.. Actually Very nice indhu I love aviyal always.. Today gonna try this as you instructed.. This is something yummy.. Loved your way of doing it.. Keep posting more veg dishes in brahmin style..

  2. Thanks for your comments

    Hope your tried and liked this?