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Kerala Style Aviyal

>> Thursday, June 7, 2012

Today, I'm going to share a very popular dish in Kerala, Aviyal. This authentic kerala dish is made with variety of vegetables cooked in coconut gravy. Moreover, Aviyal is a must item in Onam Sadya. This recipe is super easy yet delicious and healthy.

What I like about this recipe is adding coconut oil right before serving. This gives a unique aroma to the dish.  I just love that.

It is said that you can add any vegetables to it. But, in our family, we don't add potatoes. Instead, we prefer adding yam. I have seen recipes where potato is considered as one of the vegetables added in aviyal, and I'm sure they might taste good. If you guys prefer potatoes, do add them. Overall, whatever veggies you add blends well with the rich coconut gravy, yogurt and few teaspoons of coconut oil poured over them once cooked. I'm sure you will like this traditional kerala recipe.


Mixed vegetables (yam, cucumber, beans, carrot, drumsticks, raw mango) - 2-3 cups
Yogurt - 1  tbsp
Turmeric Pwd - 1/4 tsp
Coconut (grated) - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

For Grinding:
Coconut (grated) - 1 cup
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Green Chilies - 2-3

For Seasoning:
Coconut oil - 3 tsp
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs

Cut all the vegetables slices (approx 2-inch long). Now, boil them with sufficient water and add turmeric powder to it. Each vegetable has a different cooking time. So, I started with adding vegetables like carrot, beans, drumstick, as they take more time to cook. When they are half done, add yam and cucumber. Finally add raw mango pieces. Boil it for couple of minutes and remove from flame.

Meanwhile, using grinding ingredients, prepare the coconut paste. Add it to the cooked vegetables. Mix well. Bring it to boil for another few minutes at low flame.

Remove from heat. Add yogurt and mix well. This is optional. If you are adding raw mangoes, you can skip adding yogurt. Now add the grated coconut, that was kept separately, over the mixture. I love the crunchiness coconut gives to the dish. Again, it is optional.

Finally before serving, add coconut oil and mix well. Do not miss this step. It is a must. Adding coconut oil gives a nice flavor to the recipe.

Garnish with curry leaves. Serve with hot rice.

Sending this as an entry to "The Kerala Kitchen" event hosted at Erivum Puliyum.

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anjana June 7, 2012 at 9:31 PM  

Loved this healthy medley of vegetables..delicious authentic recipe..

Tina June 7, 2012 at 11:18 PM  

All time fav dish..Looks yummy.

Priya Suresh June 8, 2012 at 2:53 AM  

Slurp mouthwatering here..Delicious and super tempting..

Julie June 8, 2012 at 5:30 PM  

super delicious,Love to have it just like that!!
Thanx for linking it to my event:-)
Hope u'll join my space publicly too..:-)

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Shabbu June 9, 2012 at 12:13 AM  

Yummy recipe....happy to follow u..
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Unknown June 12, 2012 at 9:11 PM  

Yummy Aviyal!!Always my fav :)thanks for dropping by my blog!!Happy to follow u too :)

Kalyan June 24, 2012 at 8:44 PM  

Looks so inviting and delicious...mouthwatering!

Srividhya Ravikumar July 9, 2012 at 9:25 PM  

wow..lovely colour....delicious..

chef and her kitchen July 9, 2012 at 10:05 PM  

very delicious avial..looks perfect

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