Avial is one of my favourite kerala onam sadhya recipe and usually prepared with seasonal vegetables. Its a integral part of kerala cuisine prepared as a side for everyday meals or on special occasions and festivals like onam and vishu. Mixed vegetables are cooked in coconut and tamarind gravy .Any vegetable can be used but i avoid bell peppers.
(Potato, Carrots,Squash, Ivy Gourd, Lauki, Drumstick,Colocasia/Chemb, ElephantYam/Chena,French Beans,Long Beans , use all or as many you have)).
Fresh Coconut - 1/4 cup , grated
Curry Leaves - 1 sprig
Green Chili - 2
Cumin - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Thin Tamarind Water - 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Virgin Coconut Oil - 1 tbsp
Grind coconut , cumin , chili , turmeric and salt and coarsely and keep aside.
Cook vegetables in tamarind water .
When vegetables are cooked add the coconut mixture and curry leaves.
Mix everything well together and simmer for 5 minutes.
Finish with coconut oil and serve.