Vishu Sadhya Recipes

Vishu Recipes

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Aviyal - Kerala style Aviyal - Vishu sadhya recipes:

Aviyal Recipe
Aviyal is dish that is common and most popular in Kerala as well as Tamil Nadu sadhya recipes.  As Vishu is approaching i thought to share some traditional recipes.  This is one of  my mom's delicacies and no feast/ sadhya is complete without aviyal.

Aviyal Recipe
I like it to have with sambar and pappadam. It is a preparation made with mixed vegetables which is thick with a slight tanginess seasoned with coconut oil and curry leaves.

Aviyal Recipe - Ingredients:
Preparation: 15 mins | Cooking time: 15 mins | Recipe cuisine: South Indian | Category: Side dish

Mixed Vegetables -  2 1/2 - 3 cups
( i used the following vegetables)
Yam - 1/2 cup
Drumstick - 1
Snake gourd - 1/4 cup
Ash Gourd - 1/4 cup
String beans - 5 nos
Carrot - 1 medium
Raw banana - 1 no
Raw mango - 1 small  (or) Sour curd - 1/2 cup
Curry leaves - handful
Turmeric powder - a generous pinch
Salt as needed
Coconut oil - 2 tbsp

To grind:
Coconut - 1 cup
Cumin seeds/ jeera - 1 tsp
Green chili - 3 nos

1. Cut all the vegetables lengthwise evenly about 2' inch strips, wash and keep aside. Grind the coconut, jeera and green chili to a coarse mixture.

2. In a heavy bottomed vessel like urili, cover and cook all the vegetables with very little water along with turmeric, salt and few curry leaves. Do not over cook the vegetables.

3. Once the vegetables are half cooked add the grounded coconut mixture and stir well.

4. Cover and cook till all the vegetables are well cooked. Garnish with remaining curry leaves and fresh coconut oil and gently give a stir.

Aviyal is ready to serve for sadhya.

Aviyal Recipe

  • If adding raw mango no need to add sour curd. 
  • Take care not to mash the vegetables while mixing. 
  • Add water now and then as the vegetables gets cooked, else it may become watery. Aviyal should be thick. 
  • Adding fresh coconut oil is the highlight of aviyal recipe. It gives an intense flavor and so don't skip it.
  • There is no specific measurements for the veggies, but yam, raw banana and drumstick are must in any aviyal recipes.

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