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Kerala Aviyal
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Kerala Style Aviyal Recipe

Aviyal is a healthy and delicious lunch side dish from the cuisines of Kerala to the world. It is a mixed vegetable delicacy served along with Rice .It is a mandatory Onam Sadhya dish
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Kerala
Servings: 4
Calories: 300kcal
Author: sharmila kingsly


  • 1 Raw Banana
  • 1 Drum Stick
  • 3 Brinjal
  • 2 Carrot
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 10 Cluster Beans
  • ¼ cup Water
  • Salt as needed

To Grind:

  • 1 cup Frshly grated Coconut
  • 4 Small onions / Shallots
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  • 4 Green Chilli
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seeds /Jeera
  • Tamarind a small piece
  • 1 spring Curry Leaves

To Temper :

  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 spring Curry Leaves


  • Chop the vegetables lengthwise and soak in water until we start to cook. After slicing the vegetables ,In a non-stick or a heavy bottomed pan add in little water to cook the vegetables and add in the sliced vegetables and let them cook.
  • Add in the required Salt and mix the vegetable and let it cook till they are 90% done. Make sure not to mash the vegetables it should retain its shape.
  • Take the ingredients mentioned in the “To Grind” section in a blender and grind it to a course mixture or just pulse it make sure not to grind to a fine paste. Next add in the ground masala to the vegetables.
  • Give a good mix and cook for another 5 mins in a low flame so that the masala blends well with the vegetables and the vegetables are fully cooked and then switch of the flame.
  • Next in another pan add in Coconut oil and let it get hot and then add in the Mustard seeds and curry leaves and prepare the seasoning.
  • Put the seasoning over the cooked vegetables and mix well .Aviyal is now ready to be served.



  •  Goes well with Steamed rice and Parippu Curry.
  •  It can also be served along with Adai/Savoury Lentil Crepes.
  •  If serving for Adai prepare the Aviyal little watery by adding more water while cooking the vegetables. As I cooked my aviyal for Rice , I made it as a dry version.so adjust the water consistency according to your preference.
  •  Make sure not to skip Raw Banana and Drum stick as they are the main vegetables used.
  •  You can also use raw mango in preparing the aviyal. In that case you can skip adding tamarind.
  •  You can also add a tbsp. of curd to the aviyal at last.
  •  Never skip Coconut Oil as it the authentic way of preparing aviyal.
  •  You can also use vegetables like potato and yam for preparing aviyal.
  • If possible try cooking aviyal in a claypot which gives the best taste.


Serving: 1862g | Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 51.37g | Protein: 7.82g | Fat: 9.24g | Saturated Fat: 6.43g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.715g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.085g | Trans Fat: 0.013g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 2556mg | Potassium: 1498mg | Fiber: 12.8g | Sugar: 24.25g | Vitamin A: 20765IU | Vitamin C: 39.2mg | Calcium: 211mg | Iron: 4.16mg
Keyword Aviyal, Lunch Side Dish, Onam Sadhya
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