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Plain Aviyal Recipe

Plain Aviyal is a popular Indian Curries
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On :
Tuesday, 18 July, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Curries Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
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A simple and delicious stewed recipe with the goodness of varied healthy veggies. It occupies a major place in the vegetarian feast of Kerala - Vishu Sadya. 

This rich, flavourful curry uses a bunch of vegetables like banana, yam, brinjal, snake gourd and drumstick with a thick coconut paste. People enjoy it along with steamed rice and sambhar.


  • 1 raw banana, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup - yam, peeled and diced
  • 1 brinjal, diced
  • 6 inch pieces snake gourd, peeled and diced
  • 2 drumsticks, peeled and cut in 3 pieces
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 5-6 string beans, strung and chopped to 1 inch pieces
  • 1 large onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup - coconut, ground to a paste.
  • 2 stalks Curry leaves
  • 5 green chillies, slit lengthwise
  • 2 tbsp- Tamarind pulp or paste as per taste
  • 1/4 tsp- Turmeric powder
  • 3/4 tsp - Red Chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp- oil
  • How to Make Plain Aviyal:

    1. Pour 1 cup water in large deep vessel.
    2. Put to boil, add chilli and turmeric powders.
    3. Add yam, banana, drumsticks, snakegourd, stringbeans.
    4. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
    5. Add cucumber, brinjal, onion, cook till tender but not mushy.
    6. Add slit chillies, coconut paste, and simmer for 2 minutes.
    7. Just before taking off fire, add oil and curry leaves.
    8. Serve hot with appams, parottas, rice or even bread!


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