Kalpathi Brahmina Avial

(Palakkad Iyer)

Kalpathi Brhamina style avial a quick aviyal made with combination of 5 vegetables.

This is more whitish colored, thick avial and got way too tempted .The consistency is main important thing in this. My mom always made this the best.


  • 2 cups mixed vegetables(carrot, yam, drumstick, cluster beans and ash gourd)
  • 1/3 cup thick sour curd
  • a small sprig of curry leaves
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • salt to taste
  • water as needed


  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 nos green chillies


  1. Cut all the vegetables rinse them well and keep it ready.For palakkad aviyal these 5 vegetables are used – carrot,yam,drumstick,ashgourd and cluster beans.Make sure to cut them lengthwise like shown.Set aside. To a mixer jar, add coconut,jeera and green chillies.Grind to a coarse mixture,Set aside.
  2. First add yam and drumstick as they are tough to cook vegetables so we are adding them first.Add water and cook until 1/2 cooked.
  3. Then add carrot and cluster beans.Cook covered until 3/4th.
  4. When it is 3/4th cooked finally add ashgourd. Cook until soft then add coconut mixture.Cook and simmer until raw smell leaves.
  5. Switch off.Add thick yogurt.Mix well.Add curry leaves and coconut oil.
  6. Serve with rice or in tamilnadu they have with the typical Iyer Adai.


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