12 July 2011


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You can use  vegetables like carrots,elephant yam(chena),plantain(pachakaya),
pumpkin(mathangya),eggplant(vazhuthananga),ivy gourd(kovakka),cucumber(vellarikka),
drumstick(muringakka) ,snake gourd(padavalanga),beans etc to make aviyal

  1. Vegetables of your choice, cut into 2" long pieces- 3 cups
  2. Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  3. Grated coconut- 1 cup
  4. Green chilies- 2-3 nos
  5. Cumin seeds(crushed)-1/2 tsp
  6. Shallots(chumanulli)-4 nos
  7. Yogurt-3 tbsp
  8. Curryleaves- 2 sprigs
  9. Coconut oil- 1 tbsp
  10. Water
  11. Salt to taste

  • Coarsely grind grated coconut,green chilies ,cumin seeds and shallots .Keep aside.
  • Cook the vegetables with just enough water (almost 1/2  to 3/4 cup ) and turmeric powder,on medium flame.
  • When the vegetables are cooked  and  tender (do not over cook)  add the coconut mixture and salt to taste stirring carefully.
  • Cook for 2 minutes till dry on low flame.
  • Add yogurt and mix carefully.Switch off the stove.
  • Finally add curry leaves and coconut oil.
Serve with rice

Sending this to Kerala kitchen July event at Magpies recipes


  1. Authentic dish. I just made adai and avial for dinner. Love the pictures. First time here and following you.

    Do visit me when you get a chance.

    Event: Fast food not Fat food

  2. The recipes are traditional and good except that some castes in Kerala do not add onions to avial, pulissery etc. Even for weddings&onam sadhya onion is not added


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