Aviyal / easy avial recipe/ Kerala cuisine
Written by Jayashree
Published on February 24, 2014

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
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Avial / Aviyal / Kerala cuisine

Ingredients:

  • 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

Method:

  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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19 Comments

  1. mayurisjikoni

    Avial looks so delicious. I’ve yet to try making it at home. I guess once you have all the ingredients at hand then its so easy to make.

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    • jayashree

      It is ideal to make with all kind of vegetables, but you can make with a few left over veggies too. Thank you for stopping by.

      Reply
  2. Renu Agrawal Dongre

    Never made avial with so many veggies. Looks dellicious and would love to try

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Do give a try Renu, it is tasty.

      Reply
  3. Archana

    Never made avial. Like you say great way to finish off leftover veggies.

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    • jayashree

      Thank you Archana, do give it a try.

      Reply
  4. poonampagar

    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 !

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    • jayashree

      Good to know that Poonam, thanks for the visit.

      Reply
  5. Ruchisvegkitchen

    Avail is favourite curry in house. Simple and very flavourful… Very easy to make yet so delicious .. lovely recipe

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  6. Lata Lala

    I am yet to lay my hands on making Avial. But now I know when I have lots of veges what to do with it. It sounds so flavourful and yummy.

    Reply
  7. Sandhya

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

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  8. Priya Srinivasan

    We love aviyal and make it often! perfect dish to get loads of veggies on to our plates! Looks yumm!!!!

    Reply
  9. namscorner18

    Avial looks so healthy and delicious with lot of vegetables. I would love to eat with adai.

    Reply
  10. Anshu

    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.

    Reply
  11. Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey

    I came to know about this dish since I started blogging, but never had chance to prepare at home. It’s heavenly good with all these assorted vegetables.

    Reply
  12. jhumuhere

    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

    Reply
  13. Sasmita Sahoo Samanta

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

    Reply
  14. Lathiskitchen

    Aviyal is one dish which I can’t resist. With some sambar and hot rice, with Aviyal I can devour as much as I want.

    Reply
  15. Sapna

    I am yet to try this classic dish from Kerala cuisine. Love the melody of vegetables in it.

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