August 5, 2011


Aviyal is a trditional kerala dish prepared with different vegetables in a curd and coconut gravy. Since this dish is prepared with steamed vegetables, its very nutritious and healthy. We commonly use elephant yam, plantain, pumpkin, ash gourd, chow chow, carrot, beans, drumstick, brinjal, colocasia, potato.
For the paste
Grated Coconut - 1 cup
Green Chilies - 8
Curd - 1 cup
Curry Leaves - a little
Salt to Taste
Coconut Oil for cooking

Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add curry leaves. Add all the cut vegetables (Cut beans/drumstick/beans lengthwise and other vegetables as cubes. Pressure cook colocasia seperately and peel the skin and add it to the boiled vegetables)
Grind coconut, green chilies into a thick and smooth paste.
Add salt and the paste to the cooked vegetables and stir well.
After 5 minutes, add curd and 1 tbsp coconut oil and switch off the heat.
Serve with rice or nice crispy adai.

Bon Appetit!!