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Avial is a popular Indian Side Dish
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Serves 4


1 - raw banana, peeled and diced

1 - potato, peeled and diced

1/4 cup - Yam peeled and diced

1 - Brinjal diced

6-inch piece Snake gourd peeled and diced

2 Drumsticks peeled and cut in 3" pieces

1/4 cup - Cauliflower florets

6 - string beans, chopped to 1-inch pieces

1 - large Onion peeled and diced

1 cup - Coconut ground to a paste

5 - Green chillies slit lengthwise

2 tbsp - Tamarind pulp

1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder

3/4 tsp - Red Chilli powder

Salt to taste

1/4 tsp - Mustard Seeds

2 stalks - Curry leaves

2 tbsp - oil.


  1. In a large deep vessel, boil a cup of water with chilli and turmeric powders and tamarind pulp.
  2. Add yam, potatoes, banana, drumsticks, snake gourd, string beans.
  3. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add cauliflower and onion, cook till tender but not mushy.
  5. Add slit chillies, brinjal, coconut paste, and simmer for 2 minutes.
  6. Just before taking off fire, temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  7. Serve.
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