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Kerala Style Aviyal Recipe | Mixed Vegetable Coconut Curry | Kerala Vegetarian Curry

I love Aviyal period. From a very young age if there is one vegetarian recipe that I love it is Aviyal, I am not sure why I love it but I did. Never knew how mum makes it but still I loved it. Its a Kerala recipe, a combination of loads of vegetables, coconut, seasoning and tempered with coconut oil. Some use curd others don't so its really a personal choice. I love it both ways. If you are opting for a vegan option skip curd. 


Recipe Source - Amma

Serves - 4-5 
Cook & Prep time - 30 mins
Serving suggestion - White Rice, Dal, Appalam 


Vegetables - 2 cups chopped large ( Drumstick, raw mango, potato, beans, peas, raw banana, cucumber, yam, white pumpkin)

Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Salt - to taste

To Temper 

Coconut oil - 2 tbsp

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
urad dal - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Red chilli - 2
Curry leaves - 3-4 leaves

To Grind

Shredded coconut - 3 tbsp

Jeera - 2 tsp
Green chilli - 3-4 (adjust according to spice tolerance)
Shallots - 3-4 
Ginger - 1/2 " piece
Curry leave - 5-6


  • Keep a large thick bottomed vessel on stove. Put all the cut vegetables, mango pieces, tur powder, salt and little water. Mix and cover with lid. Cook on medium flame for 10 mts.
  • Let the vegetables be cooked but let them be crunchy.
  • Add the ground paste, mix well and let it simmer on low flame till raw smell goes. check for salt and remove.
  • Keep a small pan, do the seasoning and add to the avial. Add 1 tsp of coconut oil to the avial.

Cooks Wisdom

- If vegetables are crispy and crunchy the avial will taste good.
- Make sure you taste  cucumber before adding it to the dish, at times it can be bit sour
- If the avial does not have enough sour taste, add fresh yogurt before serving. For vegan option skip using curd
- Adding the raw coconut oil in the end enhances the flavor of the dish.(optional).  


  1. looks good.. it is a must for me with Adai

  2. its been a while since i made this aviyal, looks super delicious n ur pics da, good one!

  3. My favourite recipe.. Love your aviyal..

  4. Looks very delicious Doll.. love it full of energy loaded veggies...

  5. Super delicious and healthy aviyal

  6. beautiful clicks,such an yummy aviyal,i can finish the bowl.

  7. priya, I love aviyal a lot,if its for lunch I will eat more of than rice.We make it without adding peas others are same.

  8. Yummy n tempting avial

  9. The click of those fresh veggies is so good! Can I have that basket of veggies Priya? :)

    Avial looks yummy!

  10. super tempting aviyal,love to have it with rice....

  11. i never used ginger in Aviyal..guess it adds some extra flavor..anyway yours looks truly tempting:)

  12. Lovely clicks. Looks so delicious.

  13. Hi Priya.. what if we skip the raw banana from this recipe ? Will it still turn out the same ?

    I dont like raw banana that much and have never used it in my cooking ever... But I am so willing to try this avial recipe now, let me know if there is any substitute for raw banana


    1. Nupur, its alright if you skip raw banana :) no issues, you can add what ever veggies your like... I am sure you will love this one ;-)


  14. healthy n yummy with loads of veggies :-)

  15. Super inviting pic dear...its been a while since i made this tempting ...

  16. i still have to try this, appreciate if u visit me too.

  17. I do add a cup of curd in aviyal, this thick aviyal tempts me a lot, havent prepared some since a long..beautiful dish sis.

  18. This sounds super healthy and yummy

  19. creamy goodness with all the veggies. I mean, how can one not like avial??

  20. Love avial, have to try out the Kerala version..

  21. Looking nice and healthy


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