Vegetables usually used in Aviyal are carrot,beans,elephant yam(senaikilangu) ,drumstick, brinjal, white pumpkin,snake gourd.This special dish is mainly came from kerala and south tamilnadu of India.

Mythology(Source WIKI)

It is supposed to have been invented by Bhima (one of the Pandava brothers) during their exile. According to the legend, when Ballav (Bhima's name during this time) assumed his duties as the cook in the kitchen of Virata, he did not know how to cook. One of the first things he did was to chop up many different vegetables, boil them together and top the dish with grated coconut. There are mythological variations. Bheema is said to have prepared Avial, when there were unexpected guests for King Virata and he needed to serve meals for them. There was no sufficient vegetables to cook any single recipe for side dish, so Bheema used what ever available vegetables to make a new dish, which came to know as Aviyal.


2 Carrot
7 Beans
100g Elephant yam
1 Drumstick
4 Brinjal
100g White pumpkin
1 large Snake gourd
Half Raw mango
Half raw banana
4 teaspoon Coconut oil
2 teaspoon turmeric powder
Salt to taste

To seasoning

1 cup grated Coconut
2 green chillies
2 teaspoon jeera
some curry leaves


Chopped these vegetables in large size.heat pan and add this vegetables.Add Required amount of salt and turmeric powder.

Add the coconut mixture into this vegetables.
Boiled it for 15 mins.Now add coconut oil and curry leaves.
Now aviyal is ready.Serve hot with Rice and Rasam.