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 !

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