Mixed Vegetable Stew (Avial)


Avial or aviyal is a popular and traditional mixed vegetable dish from south Indian cuisine. It is made by cooking various vegetables in a coconut and yogurt sauce garnished with coconut oil and curry leaves.

Good for all doshas

Prep Time: 15 Min
Total Time: 25 Min
Serves: 4-5 person(approx)


  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves
  • 1 cup of all seasonal vegetables – fresh green peas, broad beans seeds, clusters beans, carrot, beans, yam, small yam, arbi, sweet potatoes, potatoes, brinjal, drumsticks, raw bananas, and mango

For Gravy


  1. Chop the washed vegetables and steam them.
  2. Grind coconut, green chilies, ginger, and cumin seeds into a paste.
  3. Heat ghee in a pan, and add mustard seeds.
  4. When the seeds begin to pop add ground coconut masala and let it cook for 2-3 minutes and remove from heat.
  5. Add steamed vegetables, 1 tbsp curd, and curry leaves.
  6. Heat 1 tbsp coconut oil and salt to the avial.
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve Hot

Serving Suggestion

Serve with steamed rice, sambar, pickle and some papadoms for a hearty and satisfying meal.

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Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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