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Avial with Kerala Red Rice

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Avial with Kerala Red Rice

Avial is a traditional south Indian dish from Kerala. A thick mixture of vegetables like drumsticks, potatoes and carrots are cooked in coconut oil and mustard seeds. Served with red rice.


  • For Rice:
  • 1 cup red rice
  • 7 cups of water

  • For Avial:
  • 1 potato
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 raw banana
  • 2 drumsticks
  • A small piece of raw mango
  • 1 tablespoon sour curd
  • 5 bean sticks
  • 1 big onion
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • Seedless green chillies
  • 2 teaspoons of crushed mustard seeds


  1. Boil red rice in 7 cups of water for an hour.
  2. Boil potatoes and carrots separately and keep aside.
  3. Take some water in a saucepan. Add chopped raw banana, drumsticks, beans, onion and raw mango.
  4. Then season with salt and turmeric powder. Stir well and let it steam for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Then add green chillies, coconut oil and mustard seeds.
  6. Once the vegetables are steamed, add the boiled potato and carrot along with some curd.
  7. Finally add mustard seeds with coconut oil and mix it well.