Spinach Avial

Spinach Avial Recipe

Do you like the taste of Avial? Well, taste this healthy Avial from Kerala with a twist of spinach puree. Serve this dish along with rice and kuzhambu or even hot Phulkaas for a light meal.

Cooking time
30 min
Preparation time
15 min



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  • Bottle gourd -3/4 cup
  • Cucumber - 1 cup
  • Carrot -1
  • Drumstick -1
  • Beans -6-7
  • Potato -1
  • Raw plantain -1
  • Dried cocunut 
  • Raw Mango - few pieces (5-6 medium size pieces)
  • French beans 6-7 
  • Elephant foot yam -100 grams
  • Curd -2 tbsp
  • Spinach puree – 1/2 cup



For the Grinding



  • Tender coconut pulp - 1 cup
  • Cumin seeds /Jeera - 1/2 tsp
  • Green chilli -3



For the Seasoning



  • Coconut oil - 2-3 tsp – for smoking
  • Curry leaves - few

How to make Spinach Avial

  • Peel the skin and cut all the vegetables into 2 inch long piece
  • Coarsely grind grated coconut, green chillies and cumin seeds. Keep it aside






  • Since each vegetable needs different time for cooking, I cooked cucumber, plantain and ash gourd together in a pan separately adding salt needed for that alone. When it is half cooked, add chopped raw mangoes
  • Pressure cook the rest of the vegetables adding salt and turmeric powder for 2 whistles.You can cook in open pan also.The vegetables should be soft but not mushy. (use very less water and cook)
  • Add the tender coconut paste and cook for a few minutes. Remove from flame
  • Add curd, spinach pure and mix well. Check for salt
  • Simmer for 5-10 minutes

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it looks very yum ill definiatly try

Mar 28, 2017

Average: 4 (1 vote)
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