Keep all ingredients ready. Lengthwise chopped carrots, beans, fresh cucumber, Peeled and cubed potatoes, raw banana and drumsticks. You can pick vegetables of your choice.
For preparing masala, 1 cup grated coconuts, 1 tsp cumin, 2 green chilly, For tempering 1 tsp mustard, urad dal, few curry leaves and hing
About 150 ml thick curd, whisk well
In a pan first add vegetables raw banana, potatoes and drumsticks, Each vegetable takes different time to cook
Add a glass of water and cook. do not over cook vegetables.
Meanwhile let us make a masala paste with coconuts, cumin and green chilly
Grind in a mixie jar to smooth paste add little water if required
Open the lid and add carrots, beans cook for 2-3 mins.
Finally add the chopped cucumber, you can also add veggies like ash gourd, yam, bottle gourd etc.
Add required salt and mix well.
Now let us add the ground masala paste, Add little water and mix well.
After adding masala cook for 2 mins and not more than that.
Let us temper, in a tadka pan add 2-3 tsp coconut oil, it gives nice taste and flavor, Add mustard and urad dal, When it starts splutter add hing, Add curry leaves and switch off.
After switching off after a min or two let us add the whisk curd and mix, Do not add curd when its hot or when the stove is on, Curd gets curdled, mix gently and add the temperings.
Coconut oil enhances the taste and flavor of Avial.
Avial - kerala style mixed veg curry is ready to serve.
It can be served with steamed rice with spicy kara kuzhambu or sambhar or rasam.