Traditional Indian Recipes


Aviyal is a traditional recipe of Kerala. It is also one of the main recipes that is prepared during sadhya for Vishu , Onam and other important occasions. A sadhya is incomplete without aviyal.

In Aviyal we use different kinds of vegetables with a blend of coconut, jeera, green chilies, garlic, onions and sour curd. Aviyal is a great nutritional dish as we use different vegetables which have fiber, a whole range of Vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and many other protective ingredients.

Aviyal can be prepared in both methods i.e dry and curry version. Today I am posting aviyal-curry version. In Thrissur district, Kerala, Aviyal is prepared in curry form.SAM_0209


Carrot                                                     2

Drumstick                                             2

Raw banana                                         1

Yam/Chena                                         ¼ cup

Ash Gourd/Kumbalanga               ¼ cup

Tindora/kovakka                             10

Turmeric powder                             ½ tsp

For grinding: Step 1

Ginger                                                   ¼ inch piece

Green chilies                                      6-7

For grinding: Step 2

Garlic                                                     10

Shallots                                                 10


Small onion                                         1

Coconut (grated)                              ¾ cup

Jeera/cumin seeds                          ½ tsp

Sour curd                                            4-5 tsp

For seasoning:

Coconut oil                                        4 tsp

Curry leaves                                      2 strands

Salt to taste

Procedure for preparing Kerala (Thrissur Style) Aviyal:

  1. Wash and clean the vegetables and chop them.
  2. In a kadai, add the chopped vegetables, turmeric powder, 1 tsp salt and 2 cups of water. Grind to a coarse paste green chilies and ginger, add it to the kadai and boil the vegetables. Reduce the flame to low till the vegetables are cooked.SAM_0198
  3. Grind grated coconut, garlic, onion, jeera to a coarse paste and add it to the cooked vegetables stirring occasional and boil for a 1 minute.
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  5. Then add curd and stir for 2-3 minutes till it gets mixed well. Put off the flame.SAM_0205
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  7. Top it with coconut oil and curry leaves.SAM_0210


  • While stirring for aviyal be careful that the cooked vegetables do not get mashed.
  • You can add more vegetables to the recipe.
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