Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Aviyal - A traditional South Indian Cuisine

Aviyal - This is a traditional and authentic south Indian recipe and is my favorite (when prepared by mom). Ever since I got married, I have not tried it but I have been craving for this.. Whenever I land up in my hometown, I ask mom to make 'Sambar and aviyal'. Love this combination.

So one day, hubby dear encouraged me to do this and so got the recipe from mom and tried it.
Came out really really well. It came out nearly perfect... Happy with the outcome, I tried it again on Tamil New Year and it was so very yum. Would love to have this dish anytime.

~*What U Need*~
Snake gourd, Yam, Potato, Carrot, Beans, Brinjal, Raw Banana, Cucumber
2 cups of these vegetable cut into long pieces
Grated coconut - 1 cup

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Urad Dhal - 1 tsp

Curry leaves - 2 sprigs

Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

Garlic cloves - 2

Turmeric powder

Green chili - 1
Small onions / shallots - 6-7
Thick curd - 4 tbsps

Coconut oil - 2 tbsps

How I Made it
Heat coconut oil in a non stick tawa. Add mustard seeds and allow to splutter. Then add urad dhal and curry leaves.
Now add the cut vegetables and give it shake and close with a lid. Do not use your spoon on the vegetables. Cook the vegetables in medium heat

Now blend coconut, cumin seeds, garlic, Turmeric powder, curry leaves, green chilli and shallots to a coarse mixture.
Add curd and give it a pulse.

Check the vegetables and once cooked add the ground mixture. Add salt and some water. Allow it to boil for 2 mins and then off the flame...

Serve with rice.

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  1. a wonderful traditional recipe and one of my fav.dish too.love ur version of avial

  2. This looks super delicious....Very different style...

  3. Isn't it nice to learn recipes from our own family? This looks great!

  4. A classic- nicely done n presented!
    US Masala

  5. Delicious and totally different Avial recipe. Very interesting with garlic and onion.

  6. I love this classic side dish! Yum!

  7. love aviyal.... and urs look gooooooooood...

  8. Aviyal looks delicious, we don't add any seasoning, garlic and onion in the aviyal dish.

  9. delicious and yummy aviyal ...

  10. who can resist yummy avial!...only hot steamy rice will do! :)
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

  11. Delicious and yummy aviyal. My favourite dish with Adai

    South Indian Home

  12. Looks absolutely delicious ....

  13. so perfect and yummy aviyal !!

  14. Jum-Jore! And pramadham :) love to land on some vintage dishes and recipes :) Droolin!!

  15. Sooo tempting and inviting aviyal..

  16. I love avial!!! We make them without garlic & onions...
    Prathima rao
    Prats Corner

  17. Creamy and yummy recipe...looks delectable....

  18. Absolutely delicious preparation, love it.

  19. u kno what this is one of my fav mallu dishes but i have never tried making it..im sooo drooling here

  20. aviyal is such an comfort food.. love it.

  21. avial tops my fav from kerela cuisine, looks wonderful!


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