Wednesday, 1 May 2013


An inevitable dish in ‘Kerala Sadya’.


 1.  Mixed vegetables-[carrot-1,madras cucumber(vellarikka)-1/2 of one,drumsticks-2nos,yam-1 small piece, snake beans(achinga payar)-3nos,Snake gourd(padavalanga) -1 small,raw plantain-1no]
2.      Chilly powder-1/2tsp
3.      Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
4.      Grated coconut-1 cup
5.      Cumin powder/seeds-1/2 tsp
6.      Green chilly-2nos
7.      Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
8.      Pearl onions-4nos
9.      Mustard seeds-less than ¼ tsp
10.  Coconut oil-2tbsp
11.  Curry leaves-2sprigs
12.  Curd-1/4 cup
13.  Salt

Method of preparation

1.  Clean and cut vegetables lengthwise. Cook by adding ingredients 2-3 by adding ¼ cup of water and salt.
2.  Coarsely grind ingredients 4-7.Crush pearl onions and mustard seeds.mix it with the grinded coconut.
3.  When the vegetables are cooked ,keep the grinded coconut mix in the centre of the pan and cover with the veggies. Reduce the flame. Keep the lid on. Let it cook for another 3 minutes.
4Now add curd and mix well. Switch off the flame .Lastly add coconut oil and curry leaves. Let it sit for some time. Stir well just before serving.

 Here I cooked it in Central Travancore style, the place where I am hailing from.The traditional way of making aviyal involves no onion and mustard. So that step is purely optional. But trust me it gives some nice flavor and taste.


  1. Nice recipe.. Thanks for sharing Rani :-)

    1. yes dear it try it sometime :)

  2. Lovely and has all the veggies I will go for esp the drumstick. The ingredients came together for a such a wonderful outcome.

    1. even i love to have is truly a wonderful dish :)

  3. Aha, Avial is one my favorites too, I would say Avial is the best veggie kerala recipe ever - Lots and lots of veggies, coconut with simple spices - can this get any better!
    Very authentic, fresh and yummy, Rani!

    1. yes dear it is the biggest one...only one difficulty in making this is the cutting of loads of veggies at the same time :)

  4. This is my fav dish. Looks so tempting.

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  6. Super delectable Aviyal, looks really mouthwatering and stunning...
    I love the clicks and wonderfully done...