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avial tamil

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 JeeraSseeds-1 Teaspoon
  2. Karipattha -10 Leaves
  3. Oil-I 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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