Aviyal is a traditional South Indian recipe and a must known menu item in all marriages. Typically, I used to have Aviyal with Adai ( Lentil Dosa). During my initial cooking time, my mom used to say like doing aviyal is time consuming.But, I can assure that once all our desired veggies are cut, it is simply a matter of pressure cooking the veggies and doing some two three steps to complete the recipe. Here is the Aviyal recipe I normally do when ever I do Adai at home

Ingredients to make Aviyal:

Preparation Time: 15 mins| Cooking Time : 15 Mins | Serves: 2-3

  • Mixed Vegetables – 2 cups – Diced ( Carrots, Beans, Pumpkin, raw banana, drumsticks, potatoes)
  • turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Curd – 1/2 cup
  • water as required
  • salt as required

To grind:

  • scrapped coconut – 1/2 cup
  • cumin seeds – 2 tsp
  • green chilies – 2
  • rice flour – 1 tbsp
  • water – 1/4 cup

To Temper:

  • Coconut oil – 2 tsp
  • mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • urad dal – 1 tsp
  • red chilies – 2
  • curry leaves
  • hing/ asoefotida – 1 tsp


  • in a medium sauce pan, add all Dicey cut vegetables of our choice
  • pour some water to dissolve the vegetables
  • add a pinch of salt and turmeric powder
  • close with the lid and cook for 15 minutes

Meanwhile, prepare the coconut paste

  • In a small mixie jar, add “to grind” ingredients – Scrapped Coconut, cumin seeds, green chilies, rice flour with 1/2 cup of water
  • grind it into smooth paste
  • check whether vegetables are cooked
  • add this grounded paste in the pan and mix it well
  • let everything cook together for 5 minutes
  • Add Curd in the pan and cook for 2 minutes
  • add a tsp of coconut oil on top and turn off flame


  • in a small heavy bottomed vessel, add oil
  • once hot, add a tsp of mustard seeds and let it splutters
  • add urad dal, red chilies, curry leaves and hing/asoefotida
  • saute it once for a minute and turn off
  • temper the aviyal

Aviyal is ready!! serve hot with adai/Lentil dosa/ Lentil Pan cake – Check out the recipe for adai here

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