Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Aviyal is prepared in different ways in different parts of Kerala. This is a must dish in a sadhya.

In this, I am posting the recipe of how in my home we prepare traditionally. In other parts of Kerala, Turmeric powder is added to it &  cumin seeds while grinding coconut.Also in some parts a little tamarind is also used to it.

In this recipe, the white colour is maintained. So no turmeric powder is used. Also, Grind coconut and green chilly together very coarsely, not in to a smooth paste.

 Vegetables are cut in same size. Any vegetables can be used except Beetroot, okra,bitter gourd. But mostly, Ash gourd, Indian Yam , Drumstick, carrot, beans,Chinese long beans or sting beans (pachapayar), potato etc. Ash gourd and yam is a must. If you couldn't get yam , you can substitute it with potatoes.


Vegetables cut in a finger size equally -------- 1 cup
Coconut grated --------------------------------------- 1/2 cup
Green chilly ------------------------------------------  2 or 3
Coconut oil -------------------------------------------- 1 tbsp
Curry leaves -----------------------------------------  as needed
salt as needed
Yougurt/curd ----------------------------------------  4 tbsp

  1. Cook all vegetables by adding needed salt and water. Don't add too much water.
  2. Grind coconut and green chilly coarsely and add this to cooked vegetables and mix softly. Don break the vegetables while mixing.
  3. Switch off the flame .Stir in yogurt to a smooth paste in a a bowl and add this to the cooked aviyal.
  4. Transfer to a bowl. Add  a tsp of coconut oil in it & put coconut leaves on top of it. Mix slightly.
Note: In any pulissery, pachadi,aviyal always use little sour yogurt/curd.

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