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Instant Pot Kerala Avial- Instant Pot Kerala Sadya Recipes

Kerala style Avial made in the Instant Pot…

Avial is a Kerala vegetarian dish made with mixed veggies, cooked along with coconut. For making the dish tangy, either raw mangoes or yogurt or tamarind are added. In this recipe, I’ve added 1 raw mango, towards the end I had to add 1/2 cup yogurt as the mango wasn’t that sour.

Instant Pot Kerala Avial- Instant Pot Kerala Sadya Recipes
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 6 People
For Pressure cooking
  • Carrot, cut into wedges- 1
  • Egg plant, cut into wedges-1/2 of a large eggplant
  • Ash gourd or winter melon, cut into wedges- 1 cup
  • Raw plantain, cut into thin wedges- ½ of the plantain
  • Drumsticks, halved- 8 3 inch cut
  • Raw Mango, diced- 1 (medium-sized)
  • Green chilies, halved- 2
  • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Water- ½ cup
  • Salt- 1 tsp
To Grind:
  • Coconut grated- 1 cup
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Small onions- 3 (or ½ of the shallot)
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Water- ½ cup
Other Ingredients
  • Yogurt or curd- ½ cup
  • Coconut oil- 2 tbsp
  1. For making avial, veggies have to be cut into wedges.
  2. Into the stainless steel pot, add all the ingredients mentioned 'for pressure cooking'.
  3. Close the pot with the lid.
  4. Select pressure cook setting, set time to 5 minutes at high pressure.
  5. After 5 minutes of cooking, do a quick pressure release.
  6. Open the lid, combine the veggies.
  7. Grind the above-mentioned ingredients ‘to grind’ to a coarse mixture.
  8. Add the ground mixture to the cooked veggies; combine well.
  9. Add ½ to 1 tsp salt based on your salt level.
  10. Select saute setting, at normal temperature.
  11. Cook for 8 minutes, till the gravy thickens.
  12. If you have added raw mango, give a taste, if the avial has tangy taste; no need to add yogurt.
  13. The mango I've used wasn't sour, hence I had to add ½ cup yogurt.
  14. If you don't have raw mango, add 1 cup yogurt towards the end and cook for 2 minutes
  15. After adding yogurt, combine well, and cook for 2 minutes.
  16. Remove the pot from the main pot.
  17. Finally, drizzle coconut oil and keep the pot covered.
  18. Serve along with rice.



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