The Aviyal is a signature vegetarian dish from Kerala. It is often made on auspicious days and during festival like Onam in Kerala. It is a thick mixture of vegetables, curd and coconut, seasoned with coconut and curry leaves. Avial is considered an essential part of the Sadhya, the Malayali vegetarian feast.
150 Gram, unripe, chopped
75 Gram, chopped
3 , cubed in 1 inch pieces
100 Gram, chopped
3 , chopped into 2 inch pieces
2 , chopped
1 Teaspoon (As Needed)
2 , sliced
1) In a blender, coarsely grind coconut, jeera, onions, green chillies and turmeric without any water. Do not make it soggy.
2) Take a saucepan and add all the vegetables. Put a little oil and mix. Then sprinkle turmeric and pour in the water. Cook for about 10 minutes
3) When the vegetables are cooked, add a few drops of tamarind extract. This is however optional. Simmer for 2 minutes.
4) Put in some curry leaves and some coconut oil. Stir well and remove from heat.
Aviyal made from a healthy dose of vegetables and coconut is a must have on Onam menu.
Indian Coconut And Vegetable Stew
This is such a ridiculously easy recipe with delicious results. Avial or Aviyal the traditional stew of Kerala is a coconut lover’s delight. Rich, creamy vegetable stew with aromatics, coconut and curd. The garnish of curry leaves in coconut oil gives it that distinctive and addictive taste. A must-have on the Onam festive menu.