Monday, 16 September 2013

Recipe of the day: Avial (onam spacial)

Helloo foodies! How are you all? Ohh…..after a long time I meet you! Hope you all are well. My holidays were very nice…..enjoyed lots! Now, it’s time for a new recipe. Today, we all have celebrated Onam festival. It’s one of the most colorful festival of India. So, I want to share a special recipe today. Hope you like it……..

Recipe of the day

avial (kerala)

  • Yam: -                                                          150 gm.
  • Ash gourd:-                                                  150 gm.
  • Raw bananas: -                                              2 piece  
  • Drumstick veggies :-                                      2 piece
  • Potato:-                                                        1 piece
  • Carrot:-                                                        2 piece
  • Peas:-                                                           1/2 cup
  • Curd(Sour):-                                                 1 cup
  • Turmeric powder:-                                        1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves:-                                               9-10      
  • Coconut/refine oil:-                                       1/4 cup 
  • Salt:-                                                            to taste

For paste:

  • Coconut: -                                     1/2
  • Green chili: -                                  2-3 piece  
  • Cumin seeds: -                                1tsp.



  1. Grind together the coconut, green chilies and cumin seeds to make a fine paste, adding very little water. Mix the curd to the ground paste and keep aside.
  2. Peel and chop all the vegetables into medium pieces.
  3. Cook the vegetables with very little water, salt, turmeric powder and 2-3 curry leaves.
  4. Heat the oil. Add curry leaves, cooked vegetables, turmeric powder, salt and mix well. Add the past and stir well. Cook for 5min.
  5. Serve hot with rice.

* You may add more vegetables in it.
*You may garnish with grated coconut.

Tips of the day

1. Drink one glass of light worm water with 1 tablespoon honey and juice of lemon (½) in the morning (before breakfast); it’s very helpful to prevent obesity and good for your skin too.
2. Cucumber is natural toner. Use cucumber juice with rose water on your face after cleansing; it works like magic to refresh your skin!

Question of the day

Onam as everyone knows is the national festival of Kerala, is a time of jubilation and celebration. But Onam is also a great time for the monkeys in a temple in south Kerala. During the Onam season these monkeys are served a grand feast. Please name the temple where this unique offering is made?

Question 4. Ans. The fifth avatar, Vamana, appeared in the Tretayuga in order to destroy Bali, the king of demons. He came during a huge ceremony conducted by the king and cleverly asked for just three feet of land, measured by his own small feet. Vamana covered whole of the earth and the heaven, subduing Bali into his feet.

That’s all for today. Enjoy the festival with your family and keep smiling. Please feel free to write your opinion. Take care. Namaskar.


  1. Sasthamkotta Sree Dharmasastha Temple

  2. Sasthamkotta Sree Dharmasastha Temple

  3. hi Koyeli Happy Onam !
    nice Avial recipe...ll surely try it...
    ans of today's q is : Sasthamkotta Sree Dharmasastha Temple

    1. Hello Harsha....happy to see you here! Thanks for visit. Please keep participating..:)

  4. Sree Dharmasastha Temple, Sasthamkotta

    1. Thank you Shruta for standing beside me from the start..:)

    2. yw Koyeli- its a great start you have made. All the BEST to you!!

  5. Sree Dharmasastha Temple, Sasthamkotta

  6. Sree Dharmasastha Temple, Sasthamkotta