mixed vegetables with crushed coconut and thick curd.
Avial is a traditional dish of Kerala.its an integral part of the traditional Kerala sadya.It has many variations and it is one of the easiest vegetable dishes to make.
there is a legend that this dish was invented by Bheema(one of the Pandava brothers ,a prince from Hindu mythology)during their exile. Bheema had to pretend to be a cook in the kitchen of king Virata during his thirteenth year of living in exile.Bheema did not know how to cook ,so he chopped up different vegetables.boil them together and topped the dish with grated coconut.that is the story behind avial.
There are mythological variations.one thing is sure avial is one of the favorite dish of almost all keralites.so enjoy this healthy and yummy vegetarian dish,here is the recipe of traditional north Kerala style Avial