Avial Aviyal Vegetable Stew Recipe


Avial or aviyal is a vegetable stew recipe from Kerala, a south Indian state.

Avial is one of the very popular kerala recipes.

Avial is also an important dish among the 'Onam Sadya", the onam festival recipes.

This south Indian vegetable stew recipe is a healthy recipe.

As avial is made with a variety of vegetables, it has become popular in other states too.

Though we are listing many vegetables below, you may add 4-5 of your favorite vegetables.

How to make aviyal – avial - South Indian Vegetable Stew

Ingredients for serving 3-4


Carrots - 100 gm
Beans - 100 gm
Pumpkin - 100 gm
Bitter guard -1 small piece
Yellow cucumber - 100 gms
Drumstick - 100 gms
Ash gourd - 100 gms
Yam - 100 gms
Tapioca - 100 gms

Other ingredients

Half coconut grated (about 1 1/2 cups grated)
Green chilies - 4 or 5 or according to taste.
Ginger - a small piece
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Shallots - 1 5 nos
Curry leaves- 1 bunch
Turmeric powder- half teaspoon
Chili powder - 1 tsp, more or less according to taste
Curd - 4 tbsp
Coconut oil - 2 tbsp
salt - 1 tsp, more or less according to taste.

Preparation before cooking avial

Cut all these vegetables lengthwise thinly and keep aside.
Grind the grated coconut and finally add shallots, green chilies, and cumin seeds and curry leaves.

Making avial - aviyal

In a pan/kadai/cooker put all the cut vegetables with turmeric and chili powder.

When the vegetables are half cooked, add the coconut, shallot mixture. Mix into the vegetables.

Cook on low heat for 5 minutes and then add curd.

Cook for 2 minutes then switch off the flame.

Add coconut oil and curry leaves. Stir well.

Serving suggestions for avial - aviyal

This yummy aviyal can be served with rice, chapattis or any other flat bread.

Variation suggestions for avial - aviyal

You can add other vegetables for making this recipe. You may add only your favorite vegetables.

Why do you like avial - aviyal

This is a very healthy vegetable side dish recipe and there is no need to prepare any other curry or side dish.

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