How to make Aviyal–South Indian mixed vegetable side dish recipe

      As many of them know that I hated cooking before marriage. Though I had made few north Indian cuisines , I never ventured on trying south Indian food. After marriage, my hubby who had not explored much of the north indian cuisines enjoyed the north indian food made by me. But I decided to learn some popular south Indian food. There were very few south indian dishes I liked, aviyal was one of them. I learned making this during my initial (trial and errors)days of cooking. And this was one dish which used to come out really well and hubby liked it too. Of course, now I enjoy cooking as well as eating most of the south indian food. I remember a funny incident too , that was when I was learning to cook south Indian food. Once I had made sambar ( so called,because I had added sambar powder in it), but it was so dilute that my hubby(who encouraged me always) when he came from office that day said “rasam was good today” and I told him with disappointment that it was sambar and not rasam. :((

As this is a popular dish in Kerala as well as Tamilnadu,there are various ways people make it . So here’s how I make it.

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How to make Aviyal--South Indian mixed vegetable side dish recipe
Course side dish
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 4 2 can potatoes carrots beans Peas cauliflower beans broad beans winter melon pumpkin drumsticks Mixed vegetables-I used , , french , . You also add , Cluster , broad , , . Do add , I did not get it.
  • 1 tbspn Tamarind pulp
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder- (optional)
  • A pinch Asafoetida
  • 1 cup coconut Grated
  • 1 tsp Jeera
  • 3 Green chillies
  • a few Curry leaves
  • drops Coconut oil - few
Course side dish
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 4 2 can potatoes carrots beans Peas cauliflower beans broad beans winter melon pumpkin drumsticks Mixed vegetables-I used , , french , . You also add , Cluster , broad , , . Do add , I did not get it.
  • 1 tbspn Tamarind pulp
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder- (optional)
  • A pinch Asafoetida
  • 1 cup coconut Grated
  • 1 tsp Jeera
  • 3 Green chillies
  • a few Curry leaves
  • drops Coconut oil - few
Instructions
  1. Curds-2tbspn
  2. Cut the vegetables into long slices( lengthwise). Boil them in a tamarind water along with salt and turmeric powder and asafoetida. Cook well.
  3. Combine coconut gratings, Jeera and chillies in a blender and grind into a smooth paste.
  4. Add this and curry leaves to the cooked vegetables. Cook till everything mixes well into a thick consistency. Add the curd. Mix well.
  5. Sprinkle little coconut oil on the top.Serve hot with rice and dal
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21 thoughts on “How to make Aviyal–South Indian mixed vegetable side dish recipe”

  1. it was same with me too….i was so lazy to enter into the kitchen before mrg…..since u have said so much …i will definitely try it out .

  2. I love avial, it is something i really enjoy when i go back home.
    This looks superdelicious.
    Hi hi me too before getting married i didn’t do nothing in the kitchen, saying i will learn after mt elder sisters getting married :-)))

  3. thanks a lot,..SOWMYA for sending aviyal for the onam festival,..even i used to burn rotis when i started cooking in singapore after marraige,..ur post made me remember my days,..hppy weekend,..:-)

  4. heheh…..I can imagine your disappointment abt sambar…so poor thing !! But on a brighter side now you have become a pro dear…always trying new and different things..Aviyal looking gud..I was thinking of same for the event 🙂

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