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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

AVIYAL - Mixed Vegetable Curry of Kerala.

Aviyal Koot or curry is famous for its special flavors; it is one of the favorite dishes of almost all keralites. Especially on Onam (Kerala's national festival-the Harvest Festival) season, aviyal is one of the major dishes in lunch and dinner. This unique dish is an essential part of any Kerala function-wedding feast (Sadhya).

In Malayalam 'Aviyal' means mixer, literally it's a mixture of different vegetables added to slightly spiced grated coconut. A thick mixture of different vegetables added with curd and coconut seasoned with coconut oil. This can prepare in different flavor by adding either mango, tamarind or soured curd. Here is a recipe of this wonderful and delicious curry added with sour curd.


Mixed vegetables.

Drum Sticks 2

Banana-raw - 2

Carrots - 2

Tender Beans - 100 gms.

Snake guard - 250 gms

Yam- 250 gms.

Cluster Beans - 100 gms.

Ash guard 2 or 3 large pieces.

Green Chilly - 6

Coconut - 1

Sour Curd (plain yogurt) - 2 cup

Turmeric Powder - 1 ½ tsp.

Cumin Seed ½ teaspoon

Chilly Powder - ¾ tsp.

Curry Leaves two springs

Coconut Oil 2 tbsp.

Salt to taste.


• Peel the skin of vegetables and wash well.

• Cut the vegetables into uniform sizes of one to one and half inches.

• Put the vegetables in to a bowl add water chilly powder turmeric powder and salt then cook till it become tender. Do not overcook, it should remain crisp.

• Grind the grated coconut with cumin seed, green chilly and one spring of curry leaves into a light paste without adding much water.

• Add this paste into the cooked vegetables; mix it with curd.

• Boil it for few more minutes then remove from fire. Add coconut oil and few curry leaves stir gently until coconut and oil reach everywhere. Stir without mashing the vegetables.

• Close the bowl and keep aside for some time and then serve.


This dish is generally used with rice, it can also be used with chappathi and puri.

P V Ariel,
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