Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Aviyal is a dish that has a unique place in a typical kerala cuisine as well as in Tamil cuisine. It is a thick mixture of vegetables,curd and coconut, seasoned with coconut oil and curry leaves. Aviyal is considered an essential part of the sadhya.

2 cup of vegetables like
Snake gourd(Padavalanga)
Long runner beans(Achinga/Payar)
Drumsticks(Muringakkai) – 3 nos
Elephant yam(Chena)
Raw banana(Paccha Ethakkai)
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Salt – As reqd
Curry leaves – A few
Sour curd – ¼ cup
Coconut – 1 no
Green chillies – 5
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Small onions(Kunjulli) – 6 nos
Coconut oil – 4 tbsp

1)Cut all the vegetables in the same length, about 1 – 1 1/2 “ pieces.
2)Place them along with turmeric powder,green chillies,small onions,salt and sufficient water in a vessel and keep it on fire.:- Do not add too much water as it might overcook the vegs and also might take too much time to become dry.
3)Cover and allow it to cook.
4)Grind together grated coconut, cumin seeds and curd into a coarse form.
5)When the vegs are cooked and the water starts to evaporate, add the coconut mixture and mix well.
6)Allow all the water to get evaporated.
7)When done, add the coconut oil and curry leaves and mix well.
8)Remove from flame and cover the vessel with a lid.


SathyaSridhar said...

Aviyal looks delicious and makes mouthwatering,,, look time i had this yummy avial after marriage i didnt cooked this one,,sure this time when m gng to india i will ask my mom to cook this for me,,,thanks for sharing dear,,take care n keep smiling,,,you got nice space n m following dear

Hari Chandana said...

Wow... looks soo delicious.. mouthwatering clicks..thanks for sharing!!

Jagruti said...

Aviyal looks so delicious and tempting!!

Vrinda said...

Yum yummm...looks perfect

Daisy Blue said...

I love aviyal very much...I add curd to this dish...this version looks good too.

Tina said...

My all time fav..Yummy yummy...

Gita said...

I too lovey aviyal...looks so good dear..thanks for sharing this traditional recipe :)

Aparna said...

avial cooking,my sis is an expert..

Nostalgia said...

Aviyalum, sambarum undengil adipoli! Looks great and thanks for your recipe

N S said...

Avial looks so delicious. Thanks for stopping by my blog.