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4.50 from 4 votes


Avial is a healthy and light curry best paired with fried poori or rice.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: avial, Avial- Kerala style mixed vegetable curry, mixed veg curry, onam sadhya, sadya, vishu sadhya
Servings: 4


Mixed vegetables:

  • ½ cup carrots cut length wise
  • ½ cup chopped elephant yam/potato
  • ½ cup drumsticks/moringa peeled and cut into pieces
  • ½ cup chopped zucchini/okra/any vegetable
  • ½ cup beans optional
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon curd or yogurt
  • Replace curd with lemon juice or coconut curd if you want to make it vegan

For coconut paste:

  • ½ tablespoon cumin seeds
  • green chilly
  • ¾ th cup freshly grated coconut use ¼ cup coconut milk if using dry coconut

For tempering:

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • Few curry leaves


  • Boil water with salt and turmeric in a pan.
  • Add all the chopped vegetables along with salt.
  • Boil the hard vegetables first, then the softer ones.
  • Cook until soft.
  • Make sure you do not overcook the vegetables.
  • Mix the cooked vegetables with coconut paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan for tempering. add mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  • Add to above vegetables.
  • Turn off the heat and add curd after 5 mins.
  • Serve fresh with rice or malabar parota.


Note: Any beans,melon can be added as per your choice.
Instead of yogurt, you can use coconut milk or coconut curd.If you like it sour,add a dash of lime while serving.
You cannot boil this curry as then curd,veggies and water will separate.Hence have it fresh or reheat to a minimum.


Serving: 1g