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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Aviyal | Kerala Sadya Dish

Aviyal is a traditional authentic dish well versed with all Keralites.This is an important  inevitable dish of our sadya menu.'Aviyal' can be called as a mix of all vegetables cooked in coconut sauce.To me aviyal was a porridge from childhood,I always loved it steaming hot just like that without steamed rice and other accompaniments.Have you tasted aviyal this way? Probably should.My mom was always happy as I devoured all vegetables with at most satisfaction and had no worries of feeding me veggies.But now as mom,I find it difficult to feed veggies to my kids and this dish at times works out too(though not always).However,this is a very nutritious dish as it has all veggies in  one dish. Do give it a try if you aren't familiar with this and enjoy !!



Ingredients
ash gourd / kumbalanga 1/2 cup thinly sliced
potato 1 medium sized, thinly sliced
colocasia / chembu  2 thinly sliced
drumstick (fresh or frozen) 8-10 pieces
cluster beans /kothavarakka 10-15
carrot  3 medium sized
shallots 5-6
green chillies 4-5
yogurt 1/2 cup
turmeric powder 1/3 tsp

to grind 
coconut grated 1/2 cup
cumin seeds / jeera 1/2 tsp
garlic clove 2 small pods/1 large

to drizzle
coconut oil 2tbsp
curry leaves few

 
 

Method
-Wash and cut all vegetables thinly sliced except drum stick.Peel and cut the colocasia and then wash carefully as it may cause skin irritaion to some people.Drain using a colander when washing colocasia.Cut the green chillies vertically slit.
-Add 1/4 cup water and add all vegetables,green chillies,turmeric powder and salt.Cook on medium flame till just tender,take about 5 minutes.Drain excess water if you have any,if only 1/4 cup water is left out then leave as it is.
-In the meantime,grind the coconut,cumin seeds and garlic clove with minimum water and grind until smooth.
-Also,beat the yogurt until smooth.Keep aside.
-Add the ground paste and adjust salt.Let the coconut sauce thicken(about 3 minutes) and is blended.Add in the beaten yogurt and then give a quick stir.
-Switch off flame and drizzle coconut oil on top with few curry leaves.
-Cover and leave for 10-15 minutes to infuse the coconut oil flavors.
-Aviyal is ready to serve !!


NOTES
* You can use any assorted vegetables but always group the easily cooked vegetable together and the difficult ones together otherwise the easily cooked ones may get mashed up.You can use yam(chena) or raw plantain or raw banana too.
* Use minimal water to cook the vegetables otherwise the vegetables will also leave out water and the aviyal will become watery.
* Some people use raw mango too instead of yogurt.Yogurt should be slightly sour for the real flavors.
* Use only coconut oil as it gives the authentic flavors.

See other sadya recipes,here.

23 comments:

Suchi Sm said... Best Blogger Tips

One of most fav kootu..... Loved the presentation julie

Sony P said... Best Blogger Tips

Heathy and delicious ......... Looks flavourful !!

Ramya Venkateswaran said... Best Blogger Tips

my favorite aviyal recipe:)best with adai

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said... Best Blogger Tips

Aviyal looks superb...this is so delicious and good way of eating variety veggies... lov eit

FullScoops Beulah said... Best Blogger Tips

This aviyal looks so delicious!

Vineetha Sush said... Best Blogger Tips

Eventhough i like Avial i only make it for Onam and Vishu these days.. instesd of scratching head for veg dishes everyday perhaps I should try our sadya items too :) yumm !

Gloria said... Best Blogger Tips

looks delicious...inviting clicks as well

nandoos Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

tempting avial, my fav. But here kids and hubby don't like it. But I make it and enjoy myself. hehe..

Maha Gadde said... Best Blogger Tips

Really tempting clicks n yummy avial.

Swathi Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

Aviyal looks delicious Love it.

Swathi Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

Aviyal adipoli.

Leena Chandrashekar said... Best Blogger Tips

Aviyal looks very yummy dear..

Linsy Patel said... Best Blogger Tips

its my overdue dish to make. one day i have to make it, looks delicious

Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips

love this authentic version of kadai, i like aviyal when its tempered with coconut oil, that gives unique aroma and taste..looks so inviting :)

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy combo and looks fabulous!

Lijna Riyas said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so delicious and colourful !

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

awesome dish, love it anytime...

Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

my all time fav.. Esp with Ada.. so yum!

Anu Yalo said... Best Blogger Tips

Loved the delicious Aviyal

Sangeetha Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious aviyal!!!

Simi J said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for reminding me about avyal, am going to make it next week for sure.

Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy aviyal

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Love Aviyal..long time since I made it..looks delicious