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September 11, 2011

Kerala Avial Recipe | Aviyal Recipe | Onam Sadya Recipes

Authentic Kerala Aviyal ~ Mixed Vegetables in Coconut and Yogurt Gravy
Kerala Aviyal or Avial Recipe: 
Preparation & Cooking Time : 20 - 25 mins   
Serves: 4 persons

Ingredients :

Mixed Vegetables : 2.5 - 3 cups (like carrots, beans, potatoes, drumsticks, snake gourd, plantain, yellow cucumber, bottle gourd)
Thick Yogurt : 1/2 cup
Turmeric Powder : 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste

Grind Together :

Fresh Coconut : 3/4 to 1 cup
Green Chillies : 4 to 6
Cumin Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Onion : 1 small or Shallots: 6

For Tempering :

Coconut Oil : 1 tbsp
Curry Leaves : 1 sprig

Method :

1. In a saucepan, add the chopped vegetables, turmeric powder and water and cook till almost done. 

2. Grind the coconut, onion, cumin seeds and green chillies into a paste. Add this mixture to the cooked vegetables and mix well. 

3. Then add some salt to it and let it cook for a few minutes. 

4. Now add the beaten curd and switch off the flame. Combine well.

5. Heat a tablespoon of coconut oil for seasoning. Add the curry leaves and saute for a couple of seconds. 

6.Add this seasoning to the avial and mix well.Serve with rice.


  1. the aviyal looks simply delicious...

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  2. one of my fave in sadya..presented well..nice click

  3. looks very appealing...is a fav of mine..so much that i named my blog after it..lol

  4. as such i noticed that you used onions and we dont in our house..but should try it once :)

  5. I would love to try ur version with onion.

  6. One of the dishes which i demand from my kerala friends. love it for sure.


  7. Avial looks to be deliciously prepared and very healthy preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. A healthy & delicious traditional dish!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  9. wow thats delicious Avail,love to have it with hot Adais...yummy!!!

  10. deiicous version of aviyal. quite a tempting one

  11. A favourite dish at home. And looks good too. However, I do not add onion. It must add a nice touch.

  12. Love the presentation in a kadai.

  13. Fantastic recipe.. Just tried today... Come up really well...

  14. I can never get bored of aviyal and its varieties :) Looks so yumm

  15. This brings back such lovely memories of my attai! thank you so much for this!!


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