Posted in Accompaniments, No onion no garlic side dish, Side dish, South style poriyal, Vishu/ Onam Sadya Recipes


Yay hit a half century πŸ˜€πŸ˜‚. Β Never thought would be able to survive and reach milestones so soon. But yes happy and hoping to continue this great passion of mine.With Vishu, (Palakkad and Tamil Nadu New Year) approaching, I am posting all the sadya recipes. Avial is one such royal recipe. Avial is a medley of veggies with coconut chili paste, and fresh curry leaves garnished with a hint of coconut oil.Β  Adai avial is a combo loved.


Let’s go to the recipe:

Serves: 3


White Pumpkin: 1 cup chopped

Red Pumpkin: 1 cup chopped

Yam: 1 cup chopped

Raw Banana: 1 chopped

Carrots: 2 sliced

Beans: 4-5 cut roughly.

Yogurt: 2 cups

To Grind:


Coconut: 1 cup

Green chilies: 2-3

To Garnish:

Curry leaves:Β  a handful

Coconut oil: 1 tbsp




  1. Chop all the veggies and pressure cook them for 2 whistles with a pinch of turmeric and salt.
  1. Grind the coconut and chili with some yoghurt till smooth. Beat the curd and keep aside.
  1. Let the pressure subside and add the paste and the beaten curd.
  1. Add salt as needed, curry leaves and pour the oil and mix gently.
  1. Serve hot with applams.




Curd, can be added less if you want the avail to be thick. If added like how I did, can be mixed with rice and eaten too.

Can be prepared a day in advance, this would help the flavors blend better.



Hi, I am Kavita, the owner of this blog.There are many types of foodies; vegeterian, non vegetarian, eggeterian , so i thought foodies should be called "foodaterian". Hence the name.Like most of you, i too was an amateur cook who didn't know even the basics like how much water to be added to rice?. :) With time i have learned and would like to share and learn the recipes. Hope to get love and support from all you wonderful people. You can reach me at twitter:

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