Aviyal (Avial)

Course: Kerala Onam and Vishu Sadya recipe, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, Kerala, South Indian
Author: Maria Jose Martin
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  • 3 cups Assorted veggies cut lengthwise (refer notes)
  • 1.5 cups Water
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper powder
  • 1/2 cup Grated Coconut
  • 2-3 Green chilly
  • A pinch Jeera
  • 1/2 - 1 tbsp Water
  • 1/4 cup Yogurt whisked
  • 1 tsp Coconut oil
  • Salt
  • Curry leaves


  • Grind together pepper powder, coconut, green chilly, jeera and water (1/2 - 1tbsp) into a thick paste. Cook the veggies with turmeric powder, water (1.5 cups) and salt.
  • When the veggies are 3/4th 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.


I used Drumstick, golden cucumber, Pumpkin, carrot & raw plantain (pachakaya). The above qty serves around 4 people.


Serving: 4g