For Aviyal:

Raw Banana / Vazhakai- 2 peeled cut lengthwise

Brinjal / Kathirikai- 1/2 cup cut lengthwise

Carrot - 1/2 cup cut lengthwise

Elephant Yam / Chena Kizhangu- 1/2 cup cut lengthwise

Cucumber - 1/2 cup cut lengthwise

Pumpkin - 1/2 cup cut lengthwise

Curry leaves a sprig

Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1.5 tsp

Salt to taste

Water - 1/2 cup

Thick Yogurt / Curd - 1/2 cup

For Grinding:

Coconut - 1 cup grated     

Green Chilli - 2 

Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp ( i used powder)

Shallots / Sambar Onion / Chinna Ulli – 4

For Tempering / Seasoning:

Coconut Oil - 2 tblspn

Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp

Curry leaves - 1 spring


  • Grind all the ingredients given in the list to a little coarse paste without adding any water. Set this aside till use.
  • Take all vegetables in a thick bottom pan. Sprinkle in 1/2 tsp of turmeric  powder, salt and curry leaves and mix well. Add in water and press the vegetables with your hands so everything is well immersed.
  • Cover this with a lid and bring it to a boil. Simmer this for 15 mins till the vegetables are done.
  • Now add in the ground masala and mix well.Cook this for 5 mins.
  • Take it off the heat and add in yogurt and mix well. 
  • Now make seasoning. Heat oil and crackle mustard seeds and curry leaves. Pour this over the avial and mix well.

Source: adai-avial- recipe.html

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