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Avial (Mixed vegetables with ground coconut)

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Avial is an essential dish of any Vegetarian feast. Avial is a mixture of vegetables cooked with ground coconut. The typical avial consists of Yam, Brinjal, Drumsticks, Plantain, Long beans, Ash Gourd and Snake gourd. Nowadays we can find that carrots, potatoes and french beans are also used. Raw mangoes are added to Avial for a slight sourness. Some people use curd or tamarind juice instead.

The recipe I am sharing with you is taken from my Diary. Though I don’t recollect the name of the source, I vaguely remember that it was a famous vegetarian Sadya specialist’s recipe shared in a magazine. I am sharing his recipe as it is. I had to use whatever vegetables were available in this place i.e. Ash gourd, yam, carrot, potatoes, plantain and long beans. I used sour curd instead of raw mangoes due to non availability of mangoes. Heres the recipe.

Avial (Mixed vegetables with ground coconut)

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Avial (Mixed vegetables with ground coconut)
Avial is an essential dish of any Vegetarian feast. Avial is a mixture of vegetables cooked with ground coconut. The typical avial consists of Yam, Brinjal, Drumsticks, Plantain, Long beans, Ash Gourd and Snake gourd. Nowadays we can find that carrots, potatoes and french beans are also used. Raw ma
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  1. Slice all the vegetables to 1" length pieces.
  2. Keep the raw mango(if using)pieces aside.
  3. Cook all the vegatbles except Mango with 1 tablespoon oil, salt, turmeric powder and chilli powder on low heat till all vegetables are cooked.
  4. You don't have to add water as most of the vegetable release the water.
  5. (If you are using other vegetables which has less water content, you can add water).
  6. If using mangoes or curd, add it now and let cook till it is done.
  7. Coarsely grind the coconut along with chillies and cumin seeds. It is recommended to grind cumin seeds separately as it needs to be finely ground.
  8. Mix the coconut mixture along with cumin paste into the vegetables and toss. Try not to use a ladle or spoon so that the vegetables don't turn mushy.
  9. Finally add the coconut oil and curry leaves and toss well to make sure they are well blended.
  10. Serve with Rice.
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