Friday, April 6, 2012

AVIYAL - Kerala Sadya Vibhavangal

When you hear Kerala Sadya the first thing that comes to   mind is aviyal. 


Ingredients for Kerala Sadya Special Avial :

Tapioca : 1/2Cup
Yam : 1/2/cup
Raw Banana : 1
Drumstick : 3
Carrot : 2
Long Beans : 4
Beans : 4
Shallots : 4
Fresh Grated Coconut : 1Cup
Cumin Seeds : 1/4tsp
Green Chillies : 3 to 4
Turmeric Powder : 1/4tsp + a pinch
Curry Leaves : 2springs
Curd : 1/4Cup to 1/2Cup(if you want to make it a gravy add 1/2Cup)
Coconut Oil : 1tbsp
(you can add any vegetables of your choice : Ivy gourd(kovakka), broad beans(amara payaru), snake gourd(padavalanga), Ash gourd(ilavan) )


Method :

1. Wash and cut the vegetables lengthwise(1.5inch long & 1/2cm thickness).

2. In a kadai add tapioca, yam, a pinch of turmeric powder, and approximately 2cups of water. Boil tiil they are 50% cooked and then add remaining vegetables, salt, 1green chilly and 1spring of curry leaves. Cook till they are done and water evaporates completely.Do not overcook.

3. Using a mixer grind together shallots, green chillies, curry leaves, cumin seeds and 1.4tsp turmeric powder. Now add coconut and just coarse grind it. (Do not make it a paste). Add slightly beaten curd to this coconut mixture and add to the cooked vegetables. Stir well without breaking the cooked vegetables and cook for 2-3 minutes. Turn of the flame and pour the coconut oil over the aviyal. Combine well and close with a tight lid for another 1minute.

4. Garnish with curry leaves and serve this Kerala sadya special Aviyal with hot rice, paapad and pickle :)



  1. Adipoli aviyal,perfectly it

  2. looks simple and delicious!

  3. my fav...aviyal and i make it like clicks...send in ur recipe for the black pepper event at my blog

  4. Love this with sambar saadam. Yummy

  5. Aviyal looks simply great. Wonderfully prepared.

  6. Lovely; we dont add cumin in our avial recipe. I love both versions! :-) Advance Vishu greetings.

  7. I love the medley of colors coming from veggies and flavours.....simply yum recipe.....

  8. Avial and Fish curry is one of my fav combo :)

  9. My fav aviyal, been a long i had it..