Aviyal (Kerala Authentic Curry)


for paste

1 cup fresh coconut grated
1 tsp cumin seeds

5-6 curry leaves
3-4 green chillies
1/4 cup water

Other ingredients

1 drumstick cut into 1 ½ inch pieces

½ cup French beans cut into 1 ½ inch pieces

½ cup carrot cut into 1 ½ inch pieces

½ cup red pumpkin cut into 1 ½ inch cubes   

½ cup suran (yam) cut into 1 ½ inch pieces

1 small raw banana cut into 1 ½ inch pieces

1 tsp turmeric
salt as per taste
1 cup fresh beaten curd

5-6 small onion (shallot) peeled

Ingredients for tempering

2 tbsp oil or coconut oil
3-4 whole red chillies

1 tsp mustard seeds

8-10 curry leaves

Method (How to make kerala style aviyal)


Cut all the vegetables in the same length

Place them in big vessel along with turmeric powder, salt and sufficient and keep it on fire till vegetables half done.

Add paste into the half cooked vegetable and mix well.

Cook for few minutes and add beaten curd and mix well.

Cook till all the water to get evaporate.

In another pan, heat oil or coconut oil.

Add the mustard seeds, curry leaves and broken red chilies

Let them sizzle, when the crackling sound is over, pour the tempering into the avial.

Cover with a lid for 5 minutes and then stir.

Serve the avial with steamed rice.