Avial is the most traditional food of Kerala. It is a must ingredient in the traditional style Sadhya of Kerala. Avial is very delicious and is quite easy to cook.
Add cut vegetables except mangoes to a large cooking pot .Add half the turmeric powder, jeera, curry leaves, and chilli powder. Then add about 1/2 to 3/4 cup water and mix well.
Cook covered on a low flame for about 10-12 mins or until the vegetables are cooked yet hold their shape.
Grind together - coconut+green chillies+ remaining turmeric+some more curry leaves to a coarse paste without adding water.
Add the ground coconut mixture to the cooked vegetables along with requirement amount of salt and the mango strips. Without mixing, cook covered for another 3-4 mins.
Mix the coconut mixture in gently and remove from flame.
Drizzle the coconut oil on top and mix gently. Set aside covered loosely for an hour before serving.