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Kerala avial

Onam Special- Comforting mixed vegetable yoghurt curry | avial recipe

Course Lunch, meals, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian


  • Raw banana-1/2 cup
  • Drumstick- 10 to 12 pieces 1/2 cup
  • Raw mango-1/4 cup
  • Jackfruit seeds-6 to 8
  • Brinjal/Eggplant-1/2 cup
  • Carrot-1/2 cup
  • Cucumber-1/2 cup
  • Yam-1/2 cup elephant foot

To Grind

  • Coconut-2 to 3 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seed-1/2 tsp
  • Green chillies-2
  • Yogurt-1 tsp

For tempering

  • Mustard seed-1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves-3 branches
  • Oil


  • Chop the vegetables lengthwise.
  • Cook elephant yam in water separately.
  • Cook the remaining vegetables in water adding them one by one according to the cooking time they require.
  • Add carrot and cook for few minutes.
  • Add salt.
  • Now add drumstick and cook.
  • Add chopped jackfruit seeds.
  • Add brinjal and raw banana and cook.
  • Add cucumber and mango when the added vegetables are cooked 3/4.

Coconut paste

  • Add coconut into a blender/mixer.
  • Add cumin seed.
  • Add green chilies.
  • Add enough water and make a thick paste.
  • Add the ground paste into the vegetables.
  • Mix the paste thoroughly until everything blends together.
  • Add turmeric powder.
  • Add the cooked elephant yam. Check and taste before adding .
  • Check the salt and add if required.
  • Add yogurt/curd.


  • Add oil in a kadai.
  • Add mustard seed and fry.
  • Add curry leaves and fry.
  • Pour the tempering over the aviyal and serve hot with meals or adai.


  • Chop the vegetables in moderate thickness.
  • Chop the vegetables in equal size for aesthetic beauty as well as to ease up the cooking process.
  • Cook the elephant yam separately. This will help to discord the elephant yam if it has the tendency for skin and oral itching.
  • Peel off the skin of the jackfruit seed before cooking.
  • Add raw banana after all the vegetables are added and cooked.
  • Adjust the quantity of yogurt /curd if you are using mango.
  • Use coconut oil while tempering for an authentic flavour and taste.
Keyword avial, aviyal, meals side dish, side dish, simple lunch dish