Aviyal (a mixed vegetable with spices and coconut n yogurt, an authentic south indian specialty).


  • 1 cup fresh carrots cut 1 to 1 1/2" long
  • 2 Fresh drumsticks cut 1 1/2" long
  • 2 cups squash such as zucchini, chayote, indian ash gourd cut
  • 5 small eggplants cut lengthwise
  • Green beans cut the same size as carrots
  • Potatoes, boiled and cut into large cubes
  • 1 cup coconut, shredded
  • 4 green chillies
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • 1 Tbspn. cumin seeds
  • 2 tsps. mustard
  • Few curry leaves
  • 3 cups yogurt
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh coconut oil


Steam cook all vegetables until they are soft but not mushy or over cooked. Grind to a fine paste, shredded coconut, chillies, cumin and mix them with yogurt. Mix them into the cooked vegetables. Heat over stove for a few minutes. Add salt. Garnish with mustard seeds. Finally add the coconut oil. Add the curry leaves right before serving.

Goes well with white or brown rice.

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