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Avial

avial

This is a traditional South Indian delicacy, largely influenced by Kerala cuisine, but well entrenched in Tamil Nadu as well - A festive dish Avial is made with slight differences from region to region, but for this blog hop, I got the perfect blog for the dish - Kaveri's Palakkad Chamayal - This is my post for Blog Hop Wednesday, a wonderful event started by Radhika of Tickling Palates

I have my own recipe for this as well, but I wanted to try out her method while incorporating some of my fav ingredients as well- For those who don't know Kaveri (unlikely) she has an amazing collection of authentic Kerala and Palakkad recipes which really appeal to me esp since coconut is a staple and I love using it in my preparations - Here is Kaveri's recipe

I am late posting this, but it is still wednesday :)
Serves - 6-8 people -1or 2 cups each
Ingredients:

Vegetables -  (some of the veggies she used are not available here)
1/2 - 1 cup each of snake gourd, carrots, chow chow (chayote Squash) yellow bottle gourds,
1 quart plain low fat yogurt
1-2 cups of thick buttermilk (depending on how much gravy you'd like - I am not a thick avial person so I use buttermilk to thin it down)
4-5 green chilies
1/2 cup grated coconut
1/4 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Cumin
1/4 cup crushed cilantro
1tbsp coconut oil
Avial
Before adding yogurt
Avial
After adding yogurt
Preparation
Steam or pressure cook the veggies with a 1 cup of water and the turmeric
Wet grind the coconut, green chilies,  cumin and cilantro
Pour ground paste into a saucepan and allow it to cook for few minutes - it will thicken
Now add the cooked veggies and the salt and let the mix come to boil
Switch stove off
In a separate bowl, lightly whip the yogurt and the buttermilk and keep
When the veggies in the sauce pan cool down, add the yogurt mix and bring both gravies and yogurt nicely together.
Add 1 tbsp coconut oil at the very end before serving.
avial

Tadka or temper with curry leaves

Serve at room temp with dal rice and ghee with appalam on the side :)
NOTE: Avial almost always tastes even better the next day, so be sure to have some leftovers:)

BHWednesdays

Avial

avial

This is a traditional South Indian delicacy, largely influenced by Kerala cuisine, but well entrenched in Tamil Nadu as well - A festive dish Avial is made with slight differences from region to region, but for this blog hop, I got the perfect blog for the dish - Kaveri's Palakkad Chamayal - This is my post for Blog Hop Wednesday, a wonderful event started by Radhika of Tickling Palates

I have my own recipe for this as well, but I wanted to try out her method while incorporating some of my fav ingredients as well- For those who don't know Kaveri (unlikely) she has an amazing collection of authentic Kerala and Palakkad recipes which really appeal to me esp since coconut is a staple and I love using it in my preparations - Here is Kaveri's recipe

I am late posting this, but it is still wednesday :)
Serves - 6-8 people -1or 2 cups each
Ingredients:

Vegetables -  (some of the veggies she used are not available here)
1/2 - 1 cup each of snake gourd, carrots, chow chow (chayote Squash) yellow bottle gourds,
1 quart plain low fat yogurt
1-2 cups of thick buttermilk (depending on how much gravy you'd like - I am not a thick avial person so I use buttermilk to thin it down)
4-5 green chilies
1/2 cup grated coconut
1/4 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Cumin
1/4 cup crushed cilantro
1tbsp coconut oil
Avial
Before adding yogurt
Avial
After adding yogurt
Preparation
Steam or pressure cook the veggies with a 1 cup of water and the turmeric
Wet grind the coconut, green chilies,  cumin and cilantro
Pour ground paste into a saucepan and allow it to cook for few minutes - it will thicken
Now add the cooked veggies and the salt and let the mix come to boil
Switch stove off
In a separate bowl, lightly whip the yogurt and the buttermilk and keep
When the veggies in the sauce pan cool down, add the yogurt mix and bring both gravies and yogurt nicely together.
Add 1 tbsp coconut oil at the very end before serving.
avial

Tadka or temper with curry leaves

Serve at room temp with dal rice and ghee with appalam on the side :)
NOTE: Avial almost always tastes even better the next day, so be sure to have some leftovers:)

BHWednesdays

66 comments:

Alpana said...

Awesome recipe Priya.....Looks delicious.

Priya (elaichii) said...

Yummy !

Dzoli said...

Looks very yummy:)

julie said...

Delicious n lovely preparation of the authentic dish, Priya!!

Lyndsey said...

What a beautiful, flavorful dish!

Sravs said...

Avial is so creamy and delicious !!

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Joy said...

looks delicious :)

Sensible Vegetarian said...

One of my favorite dish. Looks yummy.

Kalyani said...

yummy Avial !


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Hema Krishnamohan said...

Looks very delicious. Using cilantro is different. Avial is an all time favourite to South Indians. Combination of vegetables gives the taste with the use of coconut oil.

Vardhini said...

Avial looks yum .. I make it in a similar way too.

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La @ FoodSlice said...

i 've eaten Avial and quite like it. But the husband won't eat dairy, so can't really make it at home. The pics are tingling my tastebuds

Priti said...

Looks so yum ...nice

Neetz said...

that looks delicious!!!

Kalyani's Platter said...

avial looks delicious ....

SpicyTasty said...

love avial..looks delicious..

Vani said...

Never tasted Avial anytime..let me try it sometime.

Deeksha said...

Avial looks so delicious. Love to try this.

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

i love this recipe...looks absolutely yummy.

khushi said...

Lovely healthy recipe Priya....and its perfect for the event:
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Priya Sreeram said...

my fav-looks well done

The Yogi Vegetarian said...

One of my all-Time favourites! Thanks for this version :)

Kavi... said...

Ooo I love Avial! My mom makes it slightly differently. But this one is great too!
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Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow Delicious and yummy avial,need adai to taste this:)

revathi said...

Classic dish.. looks super delicious..:) Medley of veggies is always a welcome..
Reva

Santosh Bangar said...

temptin avial

Ambreen said...

Very interesting recipe, looks wonderful :)

S.Menaga said...

adai n aviyal best combination.love it always!!

Kaveri said...

Yummy looking avial..Thanks for trying it out.

Priya said...

Wat an authentic dish,love with appams.

Prathibha said...

nice n yummy gravy...

cooking-varieties art said...

hi now serving... your avial looks interesting , never seen or tried this before...
but i cant try this recipes because there are too many ingredients unavailable over here, this will definitely taste different from your original.. wan from cooking varieties
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Harini said...

awesome! Love avial anytime!! Btw, I loved your comment about the color of mysore silk sari :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A gorgeous gravy! I bet it tastes delicious.

Cheers,

Rosa

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

Just so beautifully done....had been looking for this fab recipe for long...thanks for sharing, dear. :)

Archana said...

Love it. Never tried Avial on my pack as yet. Dont know how they will take to it. Will make a tiny batch first. Thanks looks fab .


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Sumee said...

Love Avial anyday..

Raji said...

Aviyal looks so yum...makes great combination with adai.

mykitchentrials said...

An all time favorite recipe! Can never get tired of it :)

rajani

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, that looks wonderful !!!

ANU said...

awesome recipe...nice!


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Swathi said...

Aviyal looks delicious, my favorite.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Yummy avial priya.. loving it...
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Kurryleaves said...

my fav....looks really yumm

R said...

looks so authentic and delicious.

divya said...

Mmmm... drool-worthy... Loving this...

Uma said...

I have also bookmarked this from kaveri's blog. Superb and comfort One.

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Fahad Khan said...

What I really admire about South Indian food is the simplicity of its flavors and that the food is light on stomach.My current blog post is on the same topic too!:-) Avial looks beautiful;Thanks for sharing.:-)

Neha said...

yummy yummy..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I can eat this as such! Love the recipe

Amina Khaleel said...

yummy.. looks delicious..

SouthIndianHome said...

Avial looks perfect and delicious.Good combo with adai

Babli said...

Avial looks creamy, yummy and tempting. Nice presentation.

Jaleela said...

very temptin avial
picture also very nice

♥peachkins♥ said...

this is very interesting!

Prathima Rao said...

A delicious authentic dish!!! Nicely done...
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JishasKitchen said...

wow...delicious and authentic...perfect with rice...:)

Muskaan at A2Z Healthy Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Avial looks yummyy...

Treat and Trick said...

Looks so creamy and love the use of few types of veggie in them...


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Mythreyi said...

Avial Looks perfect in Texture... bookmarked this recipe and craving for some here...



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Sobha Shyam said...

aviyal is my all time fav, i love adding yogurt to it and this looks so delicious dear..

Smitha said...

it came out perfect...looks delish!

Momof3 said...

Avial looks delicious...wat an amazing dish...healthy too. I make it the same way except the cumin seeds and coconut oil at the end...YUM!!

Zareena said...

This looks delicious.

Jay said...

so totally impressive avial full of aroma n flavors..;P
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kitchen flavours said...

This is a delicious looking dish! Lovely with rice! Have a nice day!

 

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