Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Avial in a jiffy with vegan version

I was wondering what to make for lunch today and avial came to my mind. I had some veggies precut and stored. This came handy and I was done with my cooking in no time. Very healthy dish, can be had with rice, roti, paratha ... When we went to Munnar, India, I remember in a hotel they served hot paratha with avial. It tasted wonderful and from then avial became my fav dish.


Mixed veggies - 2 cups (chopped lenthwise)
Coconut oil - 1 tbps
Mustard - 1 tsps
Urad dhal - 1 tsps
Yogurt - 1 tbsps (optional for non dairy consumers)
Curry leaves - 6-8

To Grind:

Coconut - 2 tbsps grated
Cumin seeds - 1 tbsps
Green Chilli - 1


Cook vegetables and keep aside.

Grind coconut, cumin seeds, green chilli into fine paste

Heat the pan and add the veggies. Add salt, turmeric and mix well. Fry for about 2 mins till salt mixes well. Now add the ground mixture to the veggies.

Heat another kadai with coconut oil and add mustard seeds. When it splutters, add urad dhal and curry leaves. When it turns golden brown add it to the veggies.

Just before serving, add a tbsps of yogurt and mix well.

Serve it with just plain rice and papad as side dish.

Vegan version - Just skip the yogurt part. Tastes good without yogurt as well.

Sending this to Priya' Only - Low Calorie Low Oil event
Also to Taste of Pearl City's Anyone can cook Event


  1. Oh, quick, easy AND delicious...Love it! Sounds wonderful =)

  2. Easy to make avial dish..

    Pushpa @

  3. Never added peas to avial, but it sounds. The coconut based masala is simply irresistible.

  4. I love avial very much. Looks great...


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