Aviyal | How to make Aviyal

By Shiba Nair  |  17th Jul 2016  |  
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About Aviyal Recipe

Aviyal is another signature dish of Keralites. This is a simple easy to make healthy dish with a very unique flavor & aroma. A lot of vegetables go into this dish & the end product comes out as one of the most tastiest dishes that you have ever had. There cannot be a sadya or an occasion in Kerala where you will not be able to find aviyal on the banana leaf(on which food is served during special occasions). This dish is made with vegetables, curd & coconut & then finally drizzled with coconut oil. This recipe is from my grandmother. This is how we make it in our homes & it is tailored to suit the taste of adults as well as kids. Now let's move on to the recipe.

Aviyal is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Aviyal in your kitchen. This recipe requires 20 minutes for preparation and 20 minutes to cook. The Aviyal by Shiba Nair has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Aviyal at home without any difficulty. Aviyal is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Aviyal would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Aviyal this weekend. Share your Aviyal cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Shiba Nair for inputs. In case you have any queries for Aviyal you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Shiba Nair. You can also rate the Aviyal and give feedback.


Ingredients to make Aviyal

  • A. To Coarsely Grind-
  • Shredded coconut 3/4 cup
  • green chillies 4
  • cumin seeds 1/4 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • B. To Cook-
  • Vegetables thinly sliced(long beans, Plantain, yam/suran, ash gourd, drumsticks, carrot)- 2 cups
  • green chillies slit
  • turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
  • Well beaten thick yogurt/curd 1/2 cup
  • coconut oil 2 tbsp
  • curry leaves 2 sprigs
  • salt to taste

How to make Aviyal

  1. Grind shredded coconut, green chillies, cumin seeds with salt and turmeric powder into a coarse paste and keep it aside.
  2. In a heavy bottomed pan or an earthenware pot, add all the vegetables, green chillies, salt & turmeric & cook them by adding water(very little) just enough to cook the vegetables.
  3. When the veggies are cooked well, add the ground coconut paste and stir well to coat all the veggies to the ground mixture and cook for another 2 minutes.
  4. Now add yogurt & give it a stir. Do a salt taste test.
  5. Drizzle coconut oil over the aviyal & add curry leaves. Give it a stir once and then turn off the stove.

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