Avial / aviyal is a popular dish from Kerala cuisine. Assorted vegetables are used to make this delicious stir fry, it tastes good with hot steamed rice.

This is a popular dish of Kerala. It is lightly spiced with various kinds of umpteen vegetables. It makes a good dish when you have a stack of veggies at home or a few assorted ones. It is usually served with rice but can also be eaten with chapati.

Avial / aviyal

Avial / Aviyal / Kerala cuisine


  • 20 beans
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 potato
  • 2 cucumber
  • 1/2 bowl green pea
  • 2 drumstick
  • 1/4 yam
  • 1/2 bowl fresh grated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 green chilly
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • a few curry leaves
  • salt to taste
  • water for grinding


  1. Wash and cut the veggies.
  2. Boil them separately in a pan with water. Remove the stock and use it for any other purpose.
  3. Grind coconut, green chilly and cumin together with some water to a fine paste.
  4. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, as they crackle, put asafoetida, curry leaves and turmeric powder. Put the veggies, the ground paste and salt, give a stir.
  5. Heat for sometime, let the flavours imbibe.
  6. Serve hot with rice or chapati.

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Aviyal / easy avial recipe/ Kerala cuisine

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  1. I made Avial last year for the first time and since then it has been a regular dish on my kitchen it is such a flavorful wholesome dish !

  2. I like your combination of veggies for this avial Jayashree. Love coconut and masala in avials. Your pics are mouthwatering!

  3. Hi Jayashree, Being a North India, I never got a chance to try avial in my life. Looks quite delicious, would love to give it a try soon.

  4. Medley of Vegetables cooked in coconut milk will give satisfaction to the taste buds…no one should miss to have this traditional cuisine of Kerala

  5. Avial looks so healthy and delicious with lot of vegetables. Looks quite delicious and will try sometime surely

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