Avial  / Kootu by Roopa Padmanabhan


  1. Any green vegetable (choose from kaddhu, petha, cabbage, taroi or sem ki phalli) – 250 gms
  2. Cooked Moong Dal – 1 Cup.

Coconut Paste: Grind Together

  1. Fresh coconut – 3 Tablespoons
  2. Jeera – 1Teaspoon
  3. Green Chillies – 3

For Tempering

  1. Mustard and Jeera Seeds – 1 Teaspoon
  2. Karipattha – 10 Leaves
  3. Oil – 1 Tablespoon


Cook the vegetable with salt, add the cooked dal and the ground coconut paste.

Temper with jeera and mustard seeds and karipattha.

Kootu should be semi solid.


If you use assorted vegetables like Carrot, kela, beans, yam, kaddhu or drumstick and add the coconut paste it is Avial. You can omit the dal and add dahi.

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