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


Yay hit a half century ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜‚. ย 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.ย  Adai avial is a combo loved.


Letโ€™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:ย  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 This is my chance to introduce myself. I am Parvathi, the author/owner of this space. I blog here about recipes that are simple yet tasty. I try to improvise on recipes without compromising on taste. Cooking is my passion. Though I am not very perfect, I love the imperfections and as they say โ€œthereโ€™s always scope of betterโ€. I like to follow that. I believe thereโ€™s a story for each recipe and the way it is developed. Also creativity is the secret ingredient of cooking. My inspiration for cooking comes from my mom. As cliched as it sounds, for me she is the best cook. ๐Ÿ™‚ Cooking for me is a stress buster. Hoping this space help you too whip some amazing dishes and earn praises from your loved ones. Gmail: Instagram: foodaterian Twitter:

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