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Jul 31, 2014

Malabar Avial Recipe / Malabar Style Aviyal Recipe / Avial Recipe

Avial plays a main part in our south indian meal. Without it no marriage or festival menu is complete. We make avial with a whole lots of veggies and a whole lot of method. But this mixed vegetable avial is the king of all avial. Already i have a avial recipe here, that is my mom's recipe. I too have different avial recipe like mango avial, drumstick avial, you can check all of them here.

And also I already have a malabar avial recipe in this blog but this is a updated version of it..I made this couple days back for aadi ammavasai. I hope you will try this out and let me know how it turned out for you.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Serves : 4 to 5


Potato - 1 peeled and cut lengthwise

Carrot - 1 cut lengthwise
Beans - 6 cut lengthwise
Raw Banana / Vazhakkai - 1 peeled and cut lengthwise
Birnjal - 1 cut lengthwise
Flat Beans - 6 cut lengthwise
Cucumber - 1/2 cup peeled and cut lengthwise
White Pumpkin - 1/2 cup cut lengthwise
Salt to taste
Water - 1/2 cup
Thick Unsour Curd / Yogurt - 3 tblspn

For Grinding:

Fresh Coconut - 1 cup grated
Green Chillies - 3 to 4
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 2 tsp

For Seasoning:

Coconut Oil - 2 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves a sprig


Take the grinding ingredients in a blender and make it into a coarse mix without adding any water.

Take all vegetables in a thick kadai. Add in salt and water. Give one mix. Cover and let it cook for 15 mins.

Once it is cooked, open the lid and evaporate the water left in the veggies.

Once it is done. Add the ground masala and mix well.Simmer it for 5 mins.

Take the kadai off the heat and add in curd and mix well.

Now make the tempering by heating oil and frying mustard, urad dal and curry leaves. Pour this over the avial and mix well.

Serve with rice.

Take all your ingredients

Mixed Veggies

Take coconut, chilli and cumin in a blender

make it into a coarse mix
take all vegetables in a pot

sprinkle some salt

add some water

mix it once

cover and cook

now veg is done

use a knife to check on the hard veg which is a potato or raw banana, it should be cooked

now you see lots of water in this

increase the heat and evaporate the water

dont cover the pot

now there is no moisture left

add ground coconut masala

mix well..simmer for 5 mins

remove it off the stove

add thick unsour curd

mix once

heat some coconut oil

add mustard, cumin and urad dal

add in curry 


  1. Hi,

    Even if we pour unsour curd, will the dish become little sour during lunch time? Any suggestions for this!!

  2. @AnonymousI suggest you to make the avial in advance. Just before serving heat it little and add in curd and mix.

  3. Aarthi,
    I really love your recipes, but can I just mention that authentic Kerala avial does not have any tadka/tempering done. We just add a tsp.of plain coconut oil and a few sprigs of curry leaves and leave it to absorb the flavours. The sizes of the vegetables are also kept uniform. Thank you.

  4. Love love love your blog.

    Just a correction in this recipe, malabar avial doesnt have any tadka . Just coconut oil and curry leaves rae used to finish off the avial. Also the sizes of vegetables have to be same.


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