Saturday 14 September 2013


Kerala Aviyal, for Onam Sadya...A simple dish of mixed vegetables in a coconut-chillies-cumin masala.


Yam/chenna                              ¼  cup

Raw banana                               ¼ cup

Ash gourd/Elavan                     ¼ cup

Yellow cucumber/vellari         ¼ cup

Karela/kaippaka                       1

Carrot                                          ¼ cup

Beans                                           ¼ cup

Drumstick                                   2

Potato                                         1

Coconut oil                                 2 tsp

Curry leaves few

Raw mango                                1

If using raw mango add  2 tbsp of curd.  Otherwise ¼ cup curd.

For masala

Grated coconut                           1 cup

Green chilly                                  3 to 4

Jeera/cumin seeds                      1 tsp

Garlic                                               2 cloves

Small onion                                    2



Peel the skin of vegetables cut into 2inch pieces.

For masala grind coconut, jeera, green chilly, garlic, onion and curd into coarse paste and keep aside.

Put all chopped veg, salt and tumeric powder and half cup of water into cooker or steamer   without weight steam it for 10 min.  Vegtables need to be half cooked. Do not overcook the vegetables.

Add masala to cooked vegetables  and add curry leaves cook it dry. Season with coconut oil.

Tasty aviyal ready to serve with rice .

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