Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala


The Aviyal is a nutrient-packed dish. Any vegetable except the bittergourd can be used for this not too spicy dish.

Pick vegetables that you like and chop them into pieces of one-inch width and finger length. Grind together coconut, turmeric powder, chilli powder, cumin seeds and green chillies. Add this paste and a little bit of water to the vegetable mixture. Cover your cooking vessel with a lid and cook the vegetables till all the water dries up. To the cooked vegetables, mix in coconut oil and curd or tamarind. With that, your Aviyal is ready.

The vegetables most commonly used for the Aviyal include yellow cucumber, snake gourd, brinjal, cheeni amarakkya, a kind of beans, raw banana and green chillies.

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