Friday, September 9, 2011

Aviyal Recipe - Kerala Avial Recipe | Onam Sadya Recipes

Kerala Avial Recipe
Aviyal / Avial is a great sidedish and is one of the main items in onam sadya.I am not good at eating veggies so from my childhood days amma always sneaks veggies in whatever ways possible and this aviyal is one among them and till date its my favourite.Adai with Aviyal is a great combination so pair you can either pair it with adai or with plain rice.
Kerala Avial Recipe

Aviyal Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian

Mixed Vegetables - 2.5 cups chopped(I used potato,yam,carrot,beans,ashgourd,cucumber,raw mango,drumstick,raw banana)
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Thick Curd - 1/4 cup
Salt - to taste

To grind to a coarse paste:

Coconut - 1/2 cup
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Green Chilli - 1

To Temper:

Coconut Oil - 1.5 tsp
Curry leaves - few


  1. Boil water in a vessel and the veggies along with salt and turmeric powder. I first added the veggies that takes longer to cook(drumstick,beans,carrot,potato) then when its half cooked added the other veggies - take care not to mush the vegetables, make sure the veggies are crunchy.Drain water and keep the veggies aside.In a blender - add the ingredients listed under ' to grind to a coarse paste'.Kerala Aviyal Recipe - Step1
  2. Grind it with little water to a coarse paste.In a kadai add the cooked veggies along with the coarse paste.Sprinkle little water and cook till raw smell of coconut leaves just saute for for 3-5mins.Kerala Aviyal Recipe - Step2
  3. Add required salt, give a quick stir and switch off.Meanwhile heat coconut oil and add curry leaves allow it splutter then add this seasoning and curd to the aviyal and mix well.Kerala Aviyal Recipe - Step3
Serve with steamed rice or as a side dish for any variety rice.Kerala Aviyal Recipe
You can make it gravy kind or thick as per your preference. As I heard from mallus aviyal is usually made thick so its easy to serve it in banana leaf(vazhailai) for onam sadya.Kerala Aviyal Recipe

My Notes:

  • Cut the veggies lengthwise not too small as it will get mushed up easily.There is no specific quantity for each veggie - add it as per your choice.
  • The consistency of aviyal can be adjusted as per your preference.
  • The key to a perfect aviyal is to cook each veggie perfectly.Also grind the coconut mixture coarse and not too smooth.
  • Adding coconut oil enhances the flavour and gives it the traditional kerala aviyal taste so dont skip it.
Kerala Aviyal Recipe - Onam Sadya Recipe
It is such a delight to see the colorful aviyal being served in the onam sadya. I love it with plain rice and even accompany it with any spicy variety rice.
Aviyal Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Happy onam this is one of my fav kerals dish..yumm

  2. This is one of my fav dish to have with adai.I will taste heaven with adai.But i use to add more coconut oil.Its really tempting.

  3. I love this one kerala dish a lot..looks delicious n yumm

  4. Could smell the aviyal,perfectly cooked! Lovely set up !!

  5. this avial my all time favourite and I add more varierty of vegetables..

  6. Avial is my favorite too. Beautifully presented Sharmi.

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  7. The avial looks Gorgeous. Just loved the colours :)

  8. Sharmilee - lovely pic :) To reduce coconut ( in turn cholestrol ) replace half quantity of coconut with freshly grated carrots. A slightly darker share in aviyal, but yummy!

  9. Avial looks so delicious Sharmilee! Great clicks too!

  10. one of my favs craving it now :(

  11. Lovely veggie stew..:) It is the best combo with idiyappam and adai..:) Just loved it..:)

  12. looks yum ! just made it last sunday !! grt clicks too !

  13. Your Avial has come out creamy & perfect!!! Now i would like some hot rice to go with it!!! Happy Onam to you & your family...
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  14. Super inviting avial, lovely clicks..

  15. How i love aviyal! :) great post for onam

  16. Oh my fab one. It has been she's since I made this. Nice presentation

  17. Looks delicious, we make aviyal less watery as it needs to remain in the banana leaves while serving.

  18. Wish you a very happy n delicious Onam :) Avial looks soo good .... yumm !

  19. It looks totally yummy :-)! I am a big fan of Aviayal and miss my mom's aviayal!


  21. Happy Onam dear, Aviyal looks delicious, its my sadya without aviyal rt :)

  22. Happy Onam dear! Absolutely delicious looking avial. Superb clicks!

  23. Avial is a perennial favorite in our home-- and you're right, there's something about the coconut oil that really clinches the flavor. This looks so beautiful and appetizing, Sharmi.

  24. Avial is looking so yummy ... Perfect to go with adai's .. nice clicks :)

  25. All time favorite dish. Looks yumm.

  26. absolutely irresistible recipe...awesome clicks too..!

  27. Bookmarked..
    gonna try for adai dosa next time.

  28. Dasaprakash has added this recipe to it facebook site.


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  29. I like it in more gravy types....urs looks yumm too...

    1. I make it gravy kind too but to make it more authentic made it thick and creamy and updated the pics :)


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