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Aviyal recipe

Popular South Indian Coconut based Mixed vegetable gravy
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Festival recipes,, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 5 people
Author: Jeyashri suresh


  • 5 cups mixed veggies*
  • 1 cup Coconut
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 4 Green chili
  • 10 Cashew nuts optional
  • 2 tbsp Coconut oil
  • Curry leaves few
  • 2 tbsp thick yogurt
  • 2 cups water to cook the veggies
  • Salt as needed
  • *I used White pumpkin Chow chow, Drumstick, Carrot, Beans, and raw banana.


  • Soak the cashew nuts in hot water for 10 mins.
  • Grind the coconut, green chili, soaked cashew nuts, and cumin seeds into a fine paste.
  • You can add little water while grinding.
  • Keep aside.
  • Add 5 cups mixed veggies in a vessel.
  • I used white pumpkin, chow chow, drumstick, carrot, beans, and raw banana.
  • You can use snake gourd, potato, peas, and yam.
  • Add 2 cups of water to this and add required salt.
  • Mix well.
  • Cover and cook till the veggies are soft.
  • Now add the ground paste to this and mix well.
  • Let this boil for 2 minutes.
  • Switch off and add 2 tbsp thick yogurt.
  • Mix well.
  • Add fresh curry leaves and 2 tbsp coconut oil.
  • Mix well. Aviyal is ready.



1. Adding cashew nuts are optional, but it gives a nice creamy texture.
2. You can add 1 tsp of rice flour while grinding the coconut mixture.
3. You can add potato, brinjal, green peas, and arbi also in Aviyal.
4. You can also add yogurt just before serving the aviyal.