Aviyal is a tasty Kerala preparation. The name 'Aviyal' means a 'mixture'.
Aviyal is a mixture of many vegetables in
1.Elephant yam (Chena) - 1 cup
Raw banana - 2 nos
Carrots (big) - 1 no
Snake Gourd (Padavalanga) - 1/2 cup
Drumstick (Muringakka) - 2 nos
White Pumpkin (Kumbalanga) - 1/2 cup
Cucumber (Vellarikka) - 1/2 cup
Beans (Achilnga Payar) - 3-4 nos
Raw Mango - 1 full slice
Green chillies - 2 nos
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coconut Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt and Water
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Grated coconut - 2 cups
Cumin Seeds (Jeerakam) - 1/2 tsp
Small Onions(Kunjulli) - 5 nos
Green chillies - 1 no
Cut the vegetables into length-wise
pieces (finger slices) and cook the vegetables with water, salt and sliced
green chillies. (Aviyal should not be watery, so add only enough water for
cooking the vegetables)
Add the turmeric poweder when the water starts boiling.
Grind together grated coconut, cumin seeds, small onions and green chilly.
When the vegetables are cooked, add the ground paste to it. (If raw mango
is not available, you can add 2 tsps of tamarind pulp to the vegetables
before adding the ground paste).
Add the curry leaves and mix them well. Do not overcook since the mixture
will become dry.
Add coconut oil to the prepared Aviyal and mix them well.
Serve hot with steamed rice.