Aviyal II

1 lb. Potato or kadachakka (bread fruit), cut into small cubes
1/2 tsp. chile powder
1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
2 tsp. coriander powder
1 tsp. garam masala
3 oz. coconut milk (optional)
1/3 onion, cut into small pieces
2 green chile (optional), cut long
oil, salt, mustard seeds
Curry leaves (optional)

Heat oil, fry mustard seeds, add onion, green chile & curry leaves, stir until it turns light brown. Then add salt, all the powders and masala, stir until it turns brown, then add coconut milk and veg., stir well, cover it and cook until well cooked. (If not adding coconut milk, add a cup of water instead). It is ready to serve! (In fact, it should be made by roasting coconut and all the spices, and blending them very nicely, but it is not easy to do it here. So I made up this version.)

You can cook kadala too the same way. For kadala, you can use just the garam masala and chile powder only. Either way, it tastes good.

Source: Mareena Yesudas

3 thoughts on “Aviyal II”

  1. hey, how come this dish is named `aviyal “?’ either the recipee writer got the name wrong, or he/she has no idea of what is meant by aviyal !!!
    its sacrilegeous and outrageous ! the recipee is that of just a masalakkari, or a varutharacha kari, if the spices are roasted and ground. a traditional kerala aviyal is a mild dish. its just a mixture of assorted vegetables boiled with turmeric and green chillies and salt and mixed with roughly ground coconut, green chiliies and a couple of onions, with some coconut oil and curry leaves added as a final touch. its simple and nutritious.

  2. god, this is no avial ! either the recipee writer got the name wrong, or he/she has a very wrong notion of what makes an avial. this recipee is that of a masalakkari, means, a spicy curry. avial never will have corriander powder or coconut milk. it is a simple, mild dish. basically a mixture of assorted vegetables, boiled with salt, turmeric powder and chilly powder/green chilles (or both, as preferance goes), mixed with coarsely ground coconut, green chillies, and a couple of small onions, with a final dash of fresh coconut oil and curry leaves.

  3. O Mareena,
    This is like a yappy cooking. You will give a bad name for your mother-in-law. I think you got to stay with your grand mother for a year. It is not a vaccation.
    I think you have to revise your receipe or give a different title.
    Sweetheart I am not a great cook, but I know the ingredients. You know the word AVIYAL means.
    Hope you should come up with something better than this.
    HAVE A HAPPY EASTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Sorry for the comments. Actually I was looking for authentic malayalee dish for the EASTER.


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