Paleo Avial


Avial , a sumptuous concotion of vegetables in a mild coconut gravy.  To be very honest , I did see a string of notes on the web about Indian food not being Paleo friendly and I did make it my personal motto to try and come up with as many recipes that would help clear this notion. Infact I would go that extra mile and say , that there would probably be no other cuisine that could match up to the Vegetarian options under Paleo recipes. And here is one such contrbution to the Indian Paleo recipe , the Lovely Avial.

I have adapted the Avial from this lovely site called Padhu’s kitchen. So if you would love the usual Avial , that’s the recipe you should follow.

And for the Paleo version of my Avial , here are the ingredients:

  1. 1 Raw Banana
  2. 2 Drumsticks
  3. 2 Carrots
  4. 2 Sweet Potatoes
  5. 1 KnolKhol
  6. Grated Coconut – 1 Cup
  7. 3 to 4 Green Chilies
  8. 1 Tea Spoon Cumin Seeds
  9. Curry Leaves for seasoning
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Mustard seeds – 1/2 Teaspoon
  12. Pinch of Asofoetida
  13. Coconut Oil – 2 Teaspoons


Wash the vegetables well. Peel the Raw Banana , Carrots , Knolkhol , Drumsticks , Sweet Potatoes and dice them.  Pressure cook the Knolkhol in water with a pinch of salt first since it takes the longest time to cook. Once half done , add the rest of the vegetables and cook them. While the vegetables are boiling , coarsely grind the Coconut , chilies and the Cumis seeds and set them aside. Once the preparation is complete , take a pan add Coconut oil. Once the oil is hot , crackle the Mustard seeds , add the asofoetida and curry leaves. To this add the Coconut mixture a little salt and cook for a minute or two. Later add the boiled vegetables and let it cook for 2 minutes.

If you’d like to have Avial the usual way , all you need to do is add 1/2 a cup of Curd to this and it’s done!

Serve it hot. This is a fantastic dish for a Vegetarian option of Paleo.


7 responses to “Paleo Avial

    • Thank you so much 🙂 Some of the vegetables are mostly available in India. But you could alternate it with any vegetable of your choice…:)

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