How about Adai– Aviyal this weekend? I hear you – there’s no better combination than this in South Indian Breakfast cuisine! So.. don’t wait for another religious festival or a Friday or a Sunday to want to please your stomach! 😀 Today, you get to select between 5 different recipes for aviyal, pick the vegetables that work best for your avial recipe and impress yourself (and your guests!). This delicious and flavorful South Indian gravy recipe will satisfy your taste buds on any day, for any mood, and is a comfort food for many Tambrahms!
This gravy is popular for its sour and spicy flavor dominated largely by sour yogurt, green chilies and coconut oil. Some recipes even replace yogurt with raw Mango! This mixed veg gravy especially holds its position Kerala and Tamil Nadu cuisine and is considered an essential side dish in a “Sadya”, particularly in Onam Sadya. It’s popular to find a mix of all the tubers in this curry, like – White Pumpkin, Yellow Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, Chow Chow, Potato, Colocasia, Drumstick, Yam, Raw Plantain and Ash Gourd.
Vegetables used for Avial – White Pumpkin, Yellow Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, Chow Chow, Potato, Colocasia, Drumstick, Yam, Raw Plantain and Ash Gourd
Optional Veggies– Carrots, beans, cluster beans, green peas, brinjal
PS: Tastes the best with Adai. Also makes a great accompaniment with white rice