Mixed vegetable curry

Avial/ Mixed vegetable gravy

Mixed vegetable gravy
Avial/ Mixed Vegetable Gravy

Avial is a delicacy in South India.  Its made with mixed vegetables and coconut gravy base. There are different versions of Avial.  In Kerala and Tamil Nadu, it is made with yogurt and coconut base.  The recipe I am about to share in widely adopted in Karnataka.  It is called “Avil” in the local Tulu language. Avil is delicious and sumptuous when you eat with hot rice.

Though Avil is typically made with a medley of different vegetables like green beans, carrots, eggplants, plantains, chayote squash, potatoes, and Chinese long beans, it can also be made with just one vegetable.  If you want to experiment with just one vegetable, I recommend you try it with Chinese long beans.  Today, I am sharing a recipe made with two vegetables: carrot and green beans.

Let’s get started….


Ingredients :

  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped green beans
  • 1 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4-5 round red chili
  • 1 strand curry leaves
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp tamarind
  • Salt (desired level)
  • Small piece of jaggery


  • Boil the veggies with turmeric and 1 cup of water over medium heat.
  • Add the tamarind and jaggery when the veggies are half cooked.
  • Blend the coconut with cumin seeds, chillies and curry leaves, and 1 cup of water then make a smooth paste.
  • When the veggies are cooked add the coconut paste and salt.
  • Bring them to boil, now Avil is ready.
  • If you like to add seasoning( optional) place a small pan over medium heat, add 1 tsp of coconut oil when it’s hot add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, and red chilies, when it starts to splutter add few curry leaves.
  • Finally add the seasoning to the Avil
  • You can skip the seasoning by adding 1 tsp of coconut oil to the Avil at the end.
Prep timeCook timeServes
15 Minutes30 Minutes4

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