Aviyal recipe, Kerala Style Aviyal, How to make Avial

Aviyal/ avial is a delicious south Indian gravy loaded with veggies is usually served with adai, savory pancake made with lentils and also is an important dish in Onam Sadya. Aviyal is prepared by cooking mixed vegetables in coconut mixture and curd making it a very flavorful dish. Aviyal cooked with coconut oil enhances the flavors of this dish but in my recipe I have used regular oil for its preparation because my family likes it that way. This thick gravy is very simple in preparation but is loaded with health and taste, so don’t forget to add it in your lunch menu. So lets get to the making!
kerala style aviyal

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  • Carrot –  ¼ cup
  • Beans –  ¼ cup
  • Plantain –  ¼ cup
  • Potato – ¼ cup
  • Arbi/ Colocasia – ¼ cup
  • Drumstick – 1 (small)
  • Curd – ¼ cup
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a spring
  • Oil – 2 tsp

Ingredients For grinding

  • Grated coconut – ¼ cup
  • Green chilli – 1
  • Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp

kerala style aviyal


* 1 cup = 160 ml


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How to make aviyal with step by step images


  1. In a blender add grated coconut, green chilli and cumin seeds. Grind it into a paste adding little water.
    kerala style aviyal
  2. Chop veggies and keep it aside.
    kerala style aviyal
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds after it splutters add curry leaves. Now to this tempering add the chopped veggies, turmeric powder and salt. Saute well for a minute. When the veggies look sauteed add 1 cup water to the veggies and cook them in medium flame with lid on.
  4. When the vegetables look cooked add the coconut mixture and mix well. Allow the mixture to boil well for 2 minutes. At this point adjust the consistency of the aviyal accordingly  by adding little water.
    kerala style avial
  5. Now finally add curd and put off the flame. Mix well and serve it hot with adai/ rice.
    kerala style avial


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