Mar 17, 2009


I have been in love with aviyal for as long as I remember. My mom makes it really tasty. It is so simple and easy to make that I never would say no when I have the apt vegetables in my kitchen especially raw banana

Aviyal is a traditional tamil food that has a sweet coconut aroma. Its a blend of a lot of vegetables in a simple coconut paste and cooked just to perfection. Rice is preferred main with aviyal. In our home we prefer rice with aviyal and rasam as a perfect lunch menu for a simple meal

Serves...2 people
Serve option... Hot with rice and rasam

his is what u'll need....

Vegetables - brinjal, carrot, drumstick, potato, tomato, raw banana, onion, pes
Cumin seeds - 1 tspn
Coconut - 4 tbspn
Green chilli 3
Curd - 1 tbspn
Coconut Oil  - 1 tbspn
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tspn
Urad dal - 1/2 tspn
Curry leaves - a few
Salt to taste

Here is the stir....
  • Cut vegetables into medium sized chunks. I have used brinjal, potato, carrot, raw banana, onion, tomato, peas. Toss them into a pressure cooker
  • Pressure cook the vegetables with little salt 

  • Add coconut, cumin, green chillies to a blender jar and grind it to a coarse mixture
  • Heat coconut oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, broken urad dal and curry leaves
  • Toss in the cooked vegetables into the pan followed by the coconut paste
  • Stir this well and cook for a few mins on low flame. Do not boil the mixture but bring it to almost a boil ... say when it starts bubbling in the sides
  • Pour curd and stir when the gravy is about to come to a boil
  • Remove from heat and transfer it to a serving bowl
  • Serve hot with rice and enjoy
Notes : 
  • Using coconut oil gives a nice flavour to the gravy
  • Add vegetables of your choice. Use little of each as it ends up to be a big lot
  • Dont boil the gravy. Turn off the flame when the gravy is just about to come to a boil

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