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
Long runner beans(Achinga/Payar)
Drumsticks(Muringakkai) – 3 nos
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.