Avial is popular dish in South India, originating in the state of Kerala. It is a vegetable stew that uses aromatics like green chili and cumin, sweet coconut and tangy yogurt to create a creamy and mild curry.
Puli translates to “sour” and describes the main flavor of the tangy and spicy tamarind rice that accompanies this dish. Puliyogare is said to have originated in the temples of the Iyengar community, a sect of Hindus and became popular due to its medicinal properties. This deliciously, tangy and spicy rice pairs perfectly with the mild curry.