Kerala Style Pacha Mango Avial Recipe
A medley of vegetables and raw mango cooked in a spicy coconut green chilli and ginger gravy and tempered with curry leaves - A truly Kerala style curry that can be served along with Kerala red rice
Avial is a staple Kerala dish which has loads of vegetables in it, and Pacha Mango Avial Recipe is a beautiful twist to the traditional recipe.
Avial is dish cooked vegetables with coconut-green chili paste in it, and no other spices or spice powders. It tastes delicious and goes perfect with red rice or matta rice (Kerala rice) and sambar. You can use vegetables like carrots, elephant yam, plantain, pumpkin, eggplant (brinjal), drumstick, beans etc to make Avial.
A beautiful sour taste from the mangoes makes this avial really delicious! Definitely give this variation of aviyal a try when mangoes are still in season.
Serve Kerala Style Pacha Mango Avial Recipe with steamed rice, Pachai Sundakkai Puli Kuzhambu Recipe (Turkey Berry Tamarind Based Gravy), Cabbage Thoran (Poriyal) Recipe to make a complete lunch meal.
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- 1 Carrot (Gajjar) , finely chopped
- 1 Brinjal (Baingan / Eggplant) , finely chopped
- 1 Potato (Aloo) , finely diced
- 1 Elephant yam (Suran/Senai/Ratalu) , finely diced
- 6 Green beans (French Beans) , cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 Mango (Raw) , cut into 1 inch lengthwise, stoned discarded
- 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1 cup Fresh coconut , grated
- 1 tablespoon Ginger , juliennes
- 6 Green Chillies
- 1/2 teaspoon Cumin (Jeera) seeds
- 1 cup Pearl onions (Sambar Onions)
- 2 sprig Curry leaves
- 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
- Salt , to taste
How to make Kerala Style Pacha Mango Avial Recipe
To begin making Kerala Style Pacha Mango Avial Recipe, in a mixer grinder, coarsely grind fresh grated coconut, green chillies (reserve a few for later), cumin seeds and shallots with a little water. Keep aside in a bowl.
Place a kadai on a medium heat, cook the vegetables with just enough water so that the water should get dried up when the veggies are cooked al dente.(about 70% cooked).
Add turmeric powder, give it a quick mix, and cook further.
When the vegetables are cooked till firm (do not over cook), add the raw mango pieces and cook for another 7 minutes.
Add the coconut mixture and salt to taste stirring carefully.
Cook for 2 minutes till dry on a low heat. (If you prefer to make it little gravy type, add few teaspoons of yogurt and mix well, turn off flame immediately)
Finally add curry leaves and coconut oil (optional) and switch off.
Serve Kerala Style Pacha Mango Avial Recipe with steamed rice, Pachai Sundakkai Puli Kuzhambu Recipe (Turkey Berry Tamarind Based Gravy), Cabbage Thoran (Poriyal) Recipe to make it a truly wholesome meal.
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