Aviyal is one form of kootu famous in Kerala. I prefer aviyal most to any other kootu varieties, because aviyal have a mix of all the vegetables which is nutritious and flavorful too. I love eating aviyal as such or mixed with rice and coconut oil. It also goes well with puliogare rice. My husband loves the combination of Adai Aviyal and Puliyogare Aviyal. I came to know about the adai aviyal combo only after marriage and after that i have never got a chance to make that combo, but made it happen this week. So here is my version of aviyal recipe. I learnt this recipe from my mom, she makes mouth watering aviyal. Hope you all enjoy the flavor of aviyal virtually 😉
Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 15 mins | Serves: 4
Mixed Vegetable* – 2 cups
Curd – 1/4 cup
Turmeric – 1/4 tsp (Optional)
Coconut oil – 1 tbsp
Salt – as needed
Coconut – 1/2 cup
Green Chilli** – 1
Jeera – 1 tsp
Coconut Oil – 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Curry Leaves – 1 sprig
- Cut the veggies into thick long stripes (as that of little finger).
- Add 1 tbsp coconut oil, 1/4 cup water, the veggies and turmeric in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
- Grind the ingredients under “To Grind” to a coarse paste and keep aside.
- Open the cooker and add the ground paste, salt and let it boil for sometime ( until the raw smell of coconut goes).
- Remove from the Stove, add beaten curd and mix well.
- Temper it with mustard seeds and curry leaves.
- Top it with 1 tsp coconut oil and serve it hot with Rice or Adai.
*I used the followings veggies for making aviyal. Carrot, Beans, Drumstick, Potatoes, Plaintains, Yam, Malabar Cucumber, Brinjal.
** Increase the chilli to suit your taste.
- You can add veggies like cluster beans, ash gourd/ pumpkin, raw mango, broad beans, snake gourd.
- You can also add zucchini or yellow squash.
- If you feel your aviyal is watery, you can always mix some rice flour paste to the aviyal and allow it to boil for sometime. Aviyal will thicken eventually.