Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Aviyal Recipe - Kerala Style Aviyal - Adai Aviyal

Avial is a traditional kerala dish prepared with mixed vegetables, curd, coconut and is seasoned with coconut oil and curry leaves. This can be served as an accompaniment for Adai dosa or with rice. You can use as many vegetables as you wish, just omit those mushy vegetables like tomatoes, cabbage, brinjal, raddish, ladies finger etc. Aviyal has to be seasoned with coconut oil, so do not substitute that with any other oil. Now, to the recipe!


Vegetables of your choice (Carrots, beans, potato, yam, drumstick, plantain, arbi etc) - 1 cup
Curd - 2 tbsp

To grind to a smooth paste

Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds /Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Green chilli - 2 or 3

For the seasoning

Coconut oil - 2 tsp

Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few

Red chillies - 1 or 2

  1. Cut all the vegetables into bite size cubes and cook them with salt and turmeric powder. Do not overcook. They should retain their shape perfectly.
  2. Grind the grated coconut with cumin seeds and green chillies
  3. Mix the cooked vegetables and the ground paste in a pan and boil for few minutes. Check for salt and add if required
  4. Add the curd, mix well and switch off the flame. Once added the curd don't keep the avial on stove for more than a minute
  5. Do the seasoning with the above mentioned ingredients and enjoy with Adai dosa or with hot steamed rice.

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