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:

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

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