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Aviyal (updated picture)

Here is a Kerala specialty dish.Aviyal is traditional dish of Kerala which is a medley of lots of vegetables cooked in coconut and yogurt sauce flavored with cumin,garlic,coconut oil and curry leaves.It is less spicy and highly nutritious. Usually for the Sadhya it is prepared as a semi solid side dish for rice.You can add as many vegetables as you like. Traditionally we use raw plantains,yam, snake gourd,ash gourd,cluster beans,drumsticks,pumpkin,carrots, Chembu( taro) etc. Here is the recipe.

To grind
Shredded Coconut- 1 cup
Yogurt- 3-4 tsp
Cumin- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Garlic pods-2
Shallots- 3-4

Potato- 1 small
Carrot- 1,
Yam sliced- 1/2 cup
Ash gourd- 1/2 cup
Snake gourd, Chembu( taro)- 1 cup
Yard Beans- 1/2 cup
Drumsticks- 5-6 pieces
Cluster  beans- 1/3 cup
Green chilly slitted- 4-5
Green mango- a few pieces.

Mustard seed- 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves
Red chilly-2
Coconut oil- 2 tsp

Chop vegetables into long slices ( thickness and length-size 3/4 of your index finger).
(Note: You can cut all vegetables and keep then together except mango. If you are adding mango add it only when the vegetables is almost cooked and soft, especially check the plantain. Otherwise the vegetables will not get properly cooked. If you do not like mangoes you can add one tomato at this stage or 1/2 cup of yogurt along with the ground coconut later)

Add salt,one tsp of coconut oil and 1/2 cup of water cover and cook till vegetables are tender but not mashed up.Cover and cook and stir in between. Make sure it does not stick to the bottom. If necessary sprinkle little bit of water

Grind all the ingredients listed under to grind into a fine paste with very little water and add to the cooked vegetables. Gently stir in the coconut mixture and simmer for another two minutes.
(Note:If adding yogurt add at this stage)

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When they splutter add red chilly and curry leaves and fry for a minute. Pour this over the curry and mix well. Aviyal is ready.Serve with rice.

( Traditionally for sadhya there will be no seasoning. After adding the coconut mixture simmer for two minutes. Add fresh curry leaves and drizzle a little coconut oil on top)

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy...


  1. Mouth-watering, the flavor of coconut oil makes it more delicious!!


  2. Avial is my absolute favorite veg dish. Good job. I am craving some now :)

  3. Hey,

    Yummy and tasty avial...Perfect side sidh with hot rice...:)


  4. super delicious aviyal !!! looks yummy !!

  5. Looks so yummy and love your clicks too...

  6. My all time fav.I think this is one dish we can present with such a pride to anyone around the delicious and healthy.Made me drool Suja !

  7. That pic looks lip smacking delicious and brings alive the lively color of avial!

  8. My fav,my mom makes ur version too. purely kerala touch :)

  9. Yumm,such a tempting and drool-worthy aviyal...

  10. Nobody can say no to this dish! good one Suja!

  11. Kidillan aviyal...njan vishu varan kattunilkka...

  12. Ente favorite annu aviyal..Njangalde sideile aviyal recipe totally different annu..We never temper it with mustards and dry red chillies, pinne garlic use cheyyarilla, veggies cut cheyyunathu polum different annenne thonnunnu. Will try your version next time :) Ee vishuvinu thanne try cheyyan nokkame..Pics nannayittundu, nalla color!

  13. Isn't that the proud dish of keralites!!! I love aviyal.. anytime.. even with chappathis :D

  14. My fav looks so delicious with all those healthy vegs in it:)

  15. My favorite too. Aviyal looks so healthy n delicious dear .

  16. Looks Tempting..And my all time favorite

  17. Aviyal looks delicious, we don't do any seasoning to aviyal that is specialty of our aviyal dish

  18. one of my absolute fav things. sadly i dont get the ingredients here

  19. Thanks all for the sweet comments:)
    @Maya, all versions of aviyal..I too often make without seasoning, but I just add crushed curry leaves and coconut oil at the try,you will surely love the taste and flavor:)

  20. Aviyal is my all time fav. Njgalum garlic use cheyarilla, seasoninginum illa ketto. Thats a new info to me. Amma use to sprinkle coconut oil on top, i remember that. This version sounds good...

  21. delicious colourful combination aviyal looks wonderful

  22. Wat an authentic dish, super inviting aviyal..

  23. I think this is the veg side dish I love the MOST :-)

  24. A classic dish- - thanks for sharing your yummy version dear :)

    US Masala

  25. Delicious looking aviyal.Adding garlic pods and onion is different for me.will try ur version.

  26. Avial looks to be so tasty and healthy. An excellent recipe.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  27. What a coincidence, this is my tomorrow's side dish for adai.. Lovely

  28. Ur recipe is bit different from my version, but looks very inviting and temmpting

  29. ur recipes r very good.
    please upload some mutton recipes.

  30. Looks so perfect tempting ...high time I should start making these !

  31. Looks Delicious ..... I luv the dishes from God's Own Country !!

  32. Inviting aviyal. Its Delicious and love it.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,

  33. Tempting aviyal suja ,liked the pics a lot.

  34. Perfect n i love it .. even i prepare in similar way..

  35. aviyal is surely one of our Family favorites ! your dish looks so delicious n yummy dear ....very very mouth watering !

  36. kidilam aviyal...nattil amma undakkunathu poole thanne erikkunuu...suja adipoli ayittu aviyal undakki..nyan undakkumbol engane nannavarilla...

  37. Delicious and flavorful avial.Love it.

  38. These are one my all time fav food from kerala, whole lot of veg mixed heaven!

  39. wow...loooks divine...bookmarked suja..:P
    Tasty Appetite

  40. yummy aviyal :) tempting :)

  41. Lovely colour and perfect aviyal

  42. Aviyal looks super inviting, such an authentic and healthy dish

  43. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments:)
    @Shivaranjini thanks for stopping by,will surely post one next week,hope you will find it interesting:)


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