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Avial (Mixed Vegetables With Sauce)
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This vegetable stew includes a lot of ingredients, including “drumstick” – a vegetable from the fruit of the “drumstick tree” or moringa. If you don’t have or can’t find drumstick, you can leave it out, or use some other firm vegetable as a substitute. Learn more at:

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South Indian Vegetarian-Dairy Main Dish

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1 cup chopped pumpkin
3 cups chopped vegetable mixture (French beans, cauliflower, bell pepper, potato and drumstick)
2 cups water, divided
2 cups plain yogurt
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. cumin
1 cup grated coconut, fresh
1/8 tsp. turmeric
Salt, to taste
4 tsp. coriander
4 medium green chillies, sliced lengthwise
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 red chillies, dried
1/8 tsp. mustard seeds
1/8 tsp. split black gram (can substitute black lentil)
10 curry leaves
Pinch asafetida


  1. In a large pot, combine the vegetables (mixture plus pumpkin) with 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Boil until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes Set aside, including any water remaining in pot.
  2. Combine the yogurt, sugar, cumin, coconut, turmeric, salt and coriander with 1 cup water in a blender until well mixed.
  3. Add yogurt mixture and the green chillies to the vegetable mixture and simmer for 10 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently to keep yogurt from sticking to pot. Remove and set aside.
  4. In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium.
  5. Add red pepper and fry for 1 minute then add mustard seeds, black gram, and curry leaves. Heat until the mustard seeds begin to pop. Immediately add the asafetida and then the vegetables and continue heating for 2 minutes.
  6. Serve warm with rice and the bread of your choice (paratha, pita, etc.)

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