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Onam celebrations are incomplete without the traditional lunch. Aviyal is a delicious traditional side dish served as an accompaniment to rice. Try this special dish tomorrow on occasion of Onam.


Preparation time: 10 mins

Cook time: 20 mins

Total time: 30 mins

Servings: 4 – 6



  • Raw Plantain (Raw banana) – 1 No
  • Elephant foot yam (200 gm)
  • Drumstick 1 No
  • Ash gourd 150 gm
  • French Beans (Green beans 4 Nos)
  • Snake gourd 100 gm
  • Green chilli; 4 Nos
  • Turmeric powder 1 pinch
  • Grated coconut 1 Cup
  • Cumin seeds ½ Teaspoon
  • Curd ½ Cup
  • Curry leaves 2 Sprigs
  • Coconut oil 1½ Tablespoon
  • Water 1½ Cup
  • Salt to Taste



  1. Wash the vegetables very well. Peel and cut it into 2 inches (lengthwise) pieces.
  2. Slice green chillies (lengthwise)
  3. Cook the vegetables in a covered vessel by adding green chillies, water, salt and turmeric powder on a low flame till it becomes tender and dry (Do not overcook it or burn it)
  4. Mix the vegetables with coconut oil.
  5. Grind grated coconut and cumin seeds by adding little water to a coarse paste.
  6. Add the ground paste into the cooked vegetables along with curry leaves and combine it well. Heat it in a low flame for 3 minutes.
  7. Pour lightly beaten curd to this and mix it. Remove from the fire, add coconut oil; mix and combine it.
  8. Serve Avial (Aviyal) as an accompaniment to rice.