Sunday, August 23, 2009


Aviyal is a simple and delicious dish prepared with mixed vegetables and curd/yogurt. It is very easy to prepare and goes well with rice and adai. Learn how to prepare Aviyal (Tamil Brahmin style) by following this easy Aviyal recipe with step wise pictures.

Aviyal recipe
Aviyal-Tamil style

How to make Avial-Aviyal-Tamil Brahmin Style


 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 4-5
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineTamil Brahmin

   Ingredients needed

   Curd - 1 -1 1/4 cup (whisk it well)
   Turmeric Powder - a pinch
   Salt as required

   Vegetables required

   White Pumpkin -1 - 1 1/4 cup (cut pieces)
   Carrot- 1
   Beans- 6-7
   Raw Plantain -1 medium size (vazhaikkai)
   Potato-1 medium size
   Chow-chow-1 cup chopped
   Colocasia- 2 (Arbi/seppan kilangu)(optional)
   Drumstick-1 (optional)
   Yam (senai)- 1/4 cup chopped
   Cluster beans - 6-7

   For Grinding

   Grated Coconut -1/2 cup
   Green chillies -4-5
   Jeera / cumin seeds- 1 tsp
   Rice flour -1/2 tsp (used for thickening)

   For Seasoning

   Coconut oil - 2 tsp
   Curry leaves -little


Wash and cut all the vegetables into cubes. (the pieces should be a little big).Total vegetables should be around 4 cups. Note - If you do not have some of the vegetables mentioned above, it does not matter. But you need beans, carrot, ash gourd (white pumpkin) plantain and potato.

Cook white pumpkin in a little water with salt until soft and keep it aside.

Boil water and cook plantain separately. Then drain the excess water.(These veggies are cooked separately as they will become mushy if pressure cooked)

Pressure cook colocasia, peel the skin, cut it into half and keep it aside.

Grind the ingredients given under "for grinding" to a smooth paste and keep it ready.


Pressure cook all the other vegetables with just enough water adding turmeric powder and salt required. Do not overcook.(1 whistle is enough). If there is water in the cooked vegetables, strain it and use it to grind the coconut mixture.

Then add the cooked pumpkin, plantain and colocasia to the pressure cooked vegetables after draining the water.

cooking vegetables for aviyal

Mix the ground paste with curd well.

how to prepare avial

Mix the curd (with the ground paste of coconut +jeera+green chilli + rice flour) to the boiled vegetables, add salt needed and cook for 3-4 minutes on medium flame. Switch off the flame.

aviyal- tamil style

Heat 2 tsp of coconut oil, add curry leaves, saute for a second and pour it over the aviyal. Garnish with coriander leaves. Tasty South Indian (Tamil style) aviyal is ready to be served.

Aviyal goes well with adai and vathal kuzhambu

Note - You can cook colocasia by keeping it in a small cup along with the vegetables.

Aviyal will taste great if the curd is a little sour.

Check out my Kerala Style Aviyal Recipe also.

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  1. Oh my God! Padhu, you are a big saver! First time my inlaws visiting my home tomorrow. Nice suggestions and variety of recipes you have! Thank u so much and a big hug to you :)

  2. One more suggestion here, the veggies could be boiled along with the paste and after they cool down, yogurt/ curd could be added to the portion required for immediate serving. This way Avial could be carried over to next day. Also, curdling could be avoided with this method.

  3. Thank you for the recipe. It was very useful!

  4. Lovely n yummy dish.. tnx fr the recipe

  5. am going to try tomorrow. Thanks padhu. everytime i disturb my mom for all her pucca recipes. Now i have ur website to learn. thanks.

  6. Very nice recipes really it helps especially for the beginners

  7. Very nice and easy one .. I haven't got any recepie
    books till Nw , but ur website replaces tat in a very good way .. Tanks padhu ..

  8. For first time i'm going to try this recipe.

  9. Can I add amchur powder while cooking if the curd is not sour? @padhusankar??

    1. No, do not add amchur powder. Just a day old curd will do.

  10. Hi padhu, ur blog is my recipe book. I refer your blog for every recipe south Indian or north Indian. I really like your lunch box ideas also. Thanks for your wonderful recipes

  11. Hi padhus, I refer your website from d time I started cooking. I love them.... thank you

  12. I tried avial for the first time tastes good..thank you so much..keep adding new recepies­čśâ

  13. Hi, I could see most of the time people saying don't cook long after adding the curd. Infact in our families we do cook Morkuzhambu and avial for a long time after adding curd or buttermilk. We never had curdling issues. And this will last for next day without even refrigerating.

  14. Hi Padhu Sankar
    I tried this recipe today.It was really yummmmmmy

  15. Just now i tried this recipe. Very tasty for Adai.

  16. Hi padhu,
    I'm going to try this recipe tomorrow, which curry would go along with avial??

    1. Avial is a side dish. You can pair it with kara kulambu or vathal kulambu for lunch. For breakfast you can pair it with adai.

  17. First time im trying tis recipe woow my hubby kept finger in his nose ha ha ha thank you

  18. Can you recommend an accompaniment to Avail? I was planning on serving it with red rice.

  19. This one tastes so fingerlickingly guests could not stop raving...

  20. Very nice padhu
    Thanks for recipes
    I'm trying it today
    we add fennel seed instead of cumin

    1. It came really nice n I prepared adai for leftovers in evening gone very well with it. Thanks padhu

  21. Tried it today. Came out really well. Thanks for the detailed explanation

  22. I tried it today and it was awesome! Thanks for the recipe!!!

  23. I have tried this many times. Anyone can do this simple recipe. Tastes awesome. Thank you.


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