1 plantain peeled and cubed
2 cups ash gourd pieces cubed
10 french beans cut in half lengthwise
5 carrots cut lengthwise
2 teaspoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon urad dal
1 teaspoon chana dal
1 cup yogurt
1/8 spoon turmeric
4-5 green chili slit lengthwise
1 sprig curry leaves
1/2 cup grated coconut
salt to taste
1/2 onion diced
2 red chili
1.In a saucepan boil the vegetables 3/4 way in salt water and keep aside.Keep the water.
2.Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds and let splutter.Then add the cumin, urad dal, chana dal, curry leaves, red chili and let splutter.Now add the onion and green chili and saute till translucent.
3.Add the coconut and saute for 1 minute and grind this mixture to a coarse paste.
4.Take the mixture back into the pan, add a little water, adjust salt and add cumin powder and the vegetables and let cook for 5 more minutes.
5.Now add the curd and give a stir turn off the stove.Serve with rice.
You can use elephant yam, pumpkin, eggplant, okra, drumsticks, snake gourd etc to the Avial.
Cooking times for vegetables vary, so cook the veggies that take more time first and then add the others half way through inorder to prevent overcooking of a few vegetables.