Aviyal

Aviyal

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I was quite happy after making this dish. It’s not everyday that I make an aviyal and it turns out great. I should say that I’m more comfortable cooking Kerala style non veg dishes than the veg ones. I do make the normal stuff like thorans and mezhukkuperatty. Elaborate ones like aviyal and sambar is made only once in a while. Anyways after the success with this aviyal, I’m a bit more comfortable and interested in cooking such kind of dishes.

I am not very sure about what all veggies are there in the traditional recipe. Here in this recipe, I’ve used the veggies that we both like :).

Here is the recipe for aviyal:

Aviyal
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Recipe type: Side dish, Kerala Onam and Vishu Sadya recipe
Cuisine: Kerala, South Indian, Indian
 
Ingredients
  • Assorted veggies – 3 cups, cut lengthwise (refer notes)
  • Water – 1.5 cups
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Pepper powder – ¼ tsp
  • Coconut – ½ cup
  • Green chilly – 2-3
  • Jeera – a pinch
  • Water – ½ – 1 tbsp
  • Yogurt – ¼ cup, beaten
  • Coconut oil – 1 tsp
  • Salt
  • Curry leaves
Instructions
  1. Grind together the number 3 ingredients into a thick paste. Cook the veggies with number 2 ingredients and salt. When the veggies are ¾th cooked, add the ground paste. Mix well. Cover and cook till the veggies are done and the raw taste of coconut paste is gone. Add yogurt and mix well. Cook for 1-2 minutes more and just before removing from the gas, add the coconut oil and curry leaves. Serve hot with rice.
Notes
I used Drumstick, golden cucumber, Pumpkin, carrot & raw plantain (pachakaya). The above qty serves around 4 people.

 

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  • silpa mathew

    hey Maria,

    thanks 4 de receipes…i was trying 2 find a good receipe 4 aviyal… tried both de receipes…was rly good….

    tc.. Silpa

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Silpa,

      Thanks a lot sweetie :) glad that you liked it. Thanks again for your encouraging comments.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://preeoccupied.blogspot.com/ PreeOccupied

    Love your cute terracotta bowl. Could you please tell me what vegetables I can use?

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi PO

      Thank you :)

      I got the bowl from India and I’ve given the details of the veggies I used in the notes. Though the traditional aviyal recipe calls for a particular set of veggies, i usually make it with the veggies I like :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • silpa mathew

    hey,

    wat can b done if de curd is sour?

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Silpa

      If the curd isnt too much sour, reduce the qty and use. Otherwise you might have to make it with another fresh batch of curd.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Annie Joseph

    Hi Maria
    I tried ur Kadala Curry and my husband liked
    it a lot. So, now I am going to slowly try
    other recipes. Thanks for posting good
    recipes.

    Annie Joseph

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Annie,

      I’m so glad that you and your husband liked the kadala curry. Thanks for trying it :)

      I do hope you’ll like other recipes too..please share your feedback here after trying them.

      Best wishes!

      Cheers
      Maria

      • dr.maria

        simly great…….n easy too

  • dr.maria

    simply great and easy to prepare………

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Thanks doctor :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Anu

    Tried out Avial also this weekend,But it did not come up to my expectation.
    I blive some modifications are required.
    What you say Maria?

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Anu,

      Thanks for trying the recipe. I guess there are different styles of making aviyal in different parts of Kerala.

      Some people add raw mango instead of yogurt, so there are variations like that. May be you can try that.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Anu

    Hi Maria -
    please try this Avial and let me know.
    I made it in Microwave with Pachmanga as u suggested.

    Please try.

    First i put Yam with a spoon of coconut oil for 5 mnts in oven .(as the yam in Blore take a lot of time to cook).
    Then washed vegetables was put along with yam with a pinch of turmeric and another spoon of Oil for 10 mnts.(Manga also)
    Then coconut,jeera,Green chilli, Chuvannulli was made to a paste and added to the cooked veggies.Kept it again for 2 mnts so that cocomut get cooked.
    Then took it out of oven poured some coconut oil and Curry leaves and kept it closed.
    Please add salt as required.
    It came out very well.

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Anu,

      Thank you so much for taking time to share this here.

      Since aviyal involves lot of cutting n stuff, I make it very rarely ;) Anyways, next time I will keep this in mind. Thanks again.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Vaspadma

    Whatever items i tried are good and simple……….

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks a lot Vaspadma :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josephine-Sheeba/100003073972188 Josephine Sheeba

    delicious maria

  • rcp

    i tried this, taste good, but one mistake, vegetables boiled too much and became a total paste….

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks RCP… Hope it comes out perfect next time :)

      Cheers
      Maria

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  • Keerti Sudha

    had this in kerala.. always wanted to try it at home..seems very simple to me and I too am a bit poor at cooking veggies .. *G*

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Keerti, I do hope you get to try them soon and like it too..