48 Responses

  1. Congrats on your awards. Avial looks good on the plantain leaf!

  2. Sarah Naveen says:

    ayyo..ente fav…looks adipoli and yummy

  3. Priya says:

    Congrats on ur awards and avial looks fantastic..

  4. Sashi says:

    Avial is in my todo list since longtime. They look delicious !! Congrats on all ur awards ladies, truely you deserve them.

  5. Eeshwara..aa padavalangayum, vellarikayum okke kandittu sahikan pattanillalo..We love aviyal..hmmm every malayee love it …Yummo yummies…

    Kairali sisters

  6. N S says:

    Congrats on your awards.Aviyal looks so delicious. Thank you for sharing your awards with me.

  7. Aviyal looks really awesome.. Great click.. Congrats on ur awards & thxs for sharing your awards with me dear !!!

  8. Kamalika says:

    The Aviyal looks grt…mainly I liked the stories you added…

    Congrats on ur awards dear…. and thanks a lot for sharing those with me…

  9. Yummy team avial looks yummy
    First of all congrats on ur awards.thanks for sharing those with me..

  10. Ann says:

    Congrats on your Awards:) Thanks a lot for sharing it too.
    Aviyal, looks so tempting! I love the First picture, so authentic.

  11. Rumana Rawat says:

    Congrats on your awards.. Thanks a lot for sharing it to SpiceUrSenses….
    I just wanted to know.how to collect them. bcoz iam new to all this… i’ll be very happy if u explain me what i should do to collect them..

  12. Pavithra says:

    Congrats on ur awards dearies. and the avaiyal looks fantastic with all naattu veggies.. and i love that picture too. My fav aviayal i can have all day long without any meal. Thanks for sharing the awards with me too dears. Keep up ur good work.

  13. Yummy Team says:

    Thank you all!!

    We too had the same confusion when we received our first award. You just copy and paste these awards in your post..That is how you collect them 🙂

  14. Nithya says:

    I love aviyal so much. Nice recipe. 🙂 Congrats on your awards. Well deserved. 🙂

    I guess I am here for the first time and should surely say that you have a lovely collection of recipes and a lovely space. Looks really fresh and good. 🙂 Will keep coming from now on.

    You are most welcome to my blogs as well. Do visit sometime.


  15. Aviyal is tantalizing dearies… Pictures are too good.

    Congrats on your awards and Thanks a ton for remembering me and sharing it with me.Will surely post it .

  16. Pearl onions to be crushed along with coconut? Wont it leave a raw onion taste? I thought aviyal never accommodated onion.
    Also is there a need to add chilli powder? Won’t green chillies be sufficient? Chilli powder may affect the hue and bring up a slightly red tinge.

    And those drum sticks. Don’t they have to be split? Would they get properly cooked as such?

  17. Ms.Chitchat says:

    Congrats on ur awards. Aviyal looks very tasty. Nice click

  18. congrats on the awards!! Avialil chembu add cheyumo? anyway looks yummyyy ..

  19. BeenaShylesh says:

    ummm congrts dear…………..and thnks for sharing the awards…………penna aviyal kidu kidillammmmm

  20. wow avial…all time favorite…

  21. Congrats on your awards,hope lots more is coming your way as u deserve many many more…and thanks so much for passing one set of awards to me as well..very sweet of you to share it with me…

  22. Tina says:

    My all time fav dish..Kurachu thaaaayooooo.

  23. Yummy Team says:

    Thank you all for your lovely comments.
    Dear Ethiran Kathiravan,
    Pearl onion never leaves a raw taste, we have mentioned in the method that you should cook the crushed coconut-pearl onion-cumin mixture for a few minutes. In fact when it gets crushed with coconut and cumin it leaves a great aroma…..and yes chilly powder is essential for avial. In my place the basic powder mix includes turmeric and chilly powder, besides, the color of avial won’t come right if you don’t add chilly powder. The aviyal will be greenish instead of the normal yellowish orange color…..and drumsticks get cooked very easily if fresh whether it is split or unsplit, only plantain and yam takes a lot of time to cook. You can put the drumsticks, raw plantain and yam in the bottom part of the vessel so that they will be properly cooked. I have done some google search before replying to your comment to see whether other people have used raw onion in their aviyal. Saw many aviyal recipes where they added pearl onions and chilly powder. In our place, even the aviyal served in a sadya has pearl onions added. We are from two different places – Thiruvalla and Mavelikkara, the recipe for aviyal is exactly same in both our places.
    I had really thought that the recipe for aviyal is almost same in every part of Kerala but now I got to know that even aviyal’s recipe has got lots of variations. Hope I have answered all ur doubts….Thanks for your comment.

    We do add chembu to aviyal. Aviyal itself is used to denote a mixture. You can use any vegetable you wish. I guess some people even add bitter gourd to aviyal.

  24. Hi am new to your page and whatever I have explored so far am in love with your lovely recipes and awesome clicks. Congrats on the awards and love aviyal especially in summer.

  25. Lekshmy says:

    avial looks yummy…i havnt tried an avial with chembu..also we dont add pearl onions..i think avial has its own variation in different places…congrats for the awards!

  26. Jay says:

    Delectable dish…just loved the dish n clicks too…so inviting…!

    First time here…fascinated by ur healthy n lovely collection of recipes…happy to follow u dear..Do drop in at my blog sometime…

  27. Congrats on your awards dear, aviyal looks great and this is my fav too…

  28. Vrinda says:

    Yumm yumm..our family fav.looks perfect

  29. Panchpakwan says:

    Congart on awards and thank you so much for sharing with me. That was so thoughtful of you.

    Recipe looks healthy and delicious!

  30. Ammu says:

    Avial looks delicious. Congrag on ur awards. Thanks a lot for sharing it with me.

  31. delicious recipe…yummy ..lovely click

  32. Gulmohar says:

    I guess it’s every Mallu’s fav…mine too 🙂

  33. shahana says:

    Aviyal undenkil pinnei onnum venda.But never knew the stories behind this.Thanks for sharing!

  34. Padma says:

    WOW Avial looks fantastic… love to have it anytime … good filling and very delicious. Congrats on all your awards and thanks for sharing it with me 🙂

  35. vineetha says:

    Vishu ayitu venam ithundakkan..kothiyavunu:)

  36. Dear Yummy:
    In fact Avital has its local flavors. My father’s family (Brahmins) Aviyal is the best I have ever tasted. They never let any kind of onions enter their household! In our way also we never add onions.
    Chilli powder also is not added. The color is yellowish green at the end.

    I wish I could make some onionless-chilli powderless Avial and gain your aproval!

    Carrot is a new addition to Aviyal.

    Traditional Malayali cooking (that means our household!We define tradion, mind it! ha ha) does not include any chilli/masala powders. Chilli powder was made only to make pickles. All ingrediants used to be ground fresh.

  37. meeras says:

    Great pics! Kandittu kothiyakunnu..

    I follow exactly the same recipe for aviyal. I guess this is the Central Travancore style recipe for aviyal. I have heard that some people grind green chillies, curry leaves and even garlic with grated coconut and cumins making it greenish. I usually make aviyal with leftover vegetables and sometimes I add carrots and chembu also to my aviyal.

  38. Yummy Team says:

    Dear Ethiran Kathiravan,
    We have never tried pearl onion-less, chilli powder-less aviyal, we will definitely try and let you know about it. Please do try our version as well.
    You are right about the carrots. But we have already mentioned the most common vegetables used in aviyal in our introduction. Sometimes we add carrots, chembu, brinjal etc when we are short of other vegetables. We will also confirm with our elders about the traditional way of cooking aviyal in our place and get back to you soon.

  39. Dear Maya & Lakshmi,

    your aviyal looks fantastic,i find all that is authentic in the recipe!!! lovely & clear descriptions and appetizing pictures!!!!

    Congratulations for all those awards and thank you so very much for passing on to me; that’s something which made my day complete!! enjoy and happy blogging!!!!

  40. Super!

    We too crush pearl onions with coconut. We add red chilli powder too. It gives that golden color to Avial.

    Anyway nice recipes, photos… Kudos Yummy team!!!

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  42. Arun & Lekshmy says:

    And the argument continues…how to make the perfect avial?
    Never in the history of Malayali cuisine has there been more controversy than finding the right recipe for the perfect Avial
    My take on this is anything goes in avial.
    All variations will still be called Avial unlike say for pullissery ,with each minute variation the name also changed e.g pullisery, pinapple pullissery, kaalan, paccha pullissery, etc

    Personally, I have never been a big fan of home made avial, now the sadya avial is a different story. It is not as watery and they add raw coconut oil after switching off the fire. If anyone has the recepie for that, can you post the link

  43. shanthi says:

    Congrats on ur awards. Perfect aviyal and excellent click.Do visit my blog when time permits.http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/

  44. Megs says:

    And finally i got the perfect recipe for avial… Thanks a lot lakshmi chechi!I have just started cooking at home and your blogs are really really helping me a loooottt! This is Megha (Manas Nivas le swantham)from Bangalore 🙂

  45. Manju says:

    Dear Yummy Team,

    Thanks for this wonderful recipe and it definitely looks yummy. How many people would this recipe serve? I would like to cook it for our Onam celebrations. Appreciate your reply for this.

  46. Yummy Team says:


    This recipe serves around 5 ppl..I have updated the recipe. Hope you enjoy it..Wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous Onam..

  47. Swarna says:

    While I prefer the Aviyal made using green chillies and sour curds, my husband prefers the drier variety – the one with red chilli powder and tamarind.
    Recently I tried out a variation for the sour taste. I used dry mango powder (aam chur). And I’m happy to say that the Aviyal was received quite well. Try out for yourself!

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