Thursday, 11 April 2013

Egg Aviyal

Serves 3
My mom hails from a town on the border of Kerala & Tamil Nadu ,hence Kerala cuisine has a strong influence on both my granny & mom's cooking.Whenever I visited my Granny for holidays as a kid ,Aviyal was almost  like served every day or every other day .I used to be astonished with the amount of coconut used in everything, even dosas were served with coconut scrapings generously sprinkled on them.In Chennai coconuts are treated like a luxury :)they either are made into chutneys or only go into special preparations.I watched this recipe on a cooking show before a few years and has slowly become a favorite  It tastes a little different form the authentic Aviyal recipe and can be prepared very easily !

Ingredients :
Eggs - 2 (hardboiled)
Drumstick - 1 big
Carrot - 1 big
Potatoes - 2 medium
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Green Chilli - 2 slit
Coconut milk - 1/4 cup or coconut milk powder - 3 tbsp
Thick curd - 2 tbsp
Coconut oil - 1-2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Mustard - 1/2 tsp

-Hard boil the eggs, remove the shell and cut each one lengthwise into 4 pieces.Clean the potatoes and cut them lengthwise.Clean and cut the drumstick into 2" pieces.Clean the carrot and chop it lengthwise into 1" pieces.Beat the 2 tbsp of curd with a fork for a minute.
-In  a pressure cooker, add the potatoes,drumstick,carrot,turmeric powder,green chillies,cumin seeds ,little salt and 1/4 to 1/2 cup water.Pressure cook for 1 whistle on medium flame .Alternatively you can also boil the veggies in a covered vessel adding little water,until everything is just cooked and not mushy.
-I used coconut milk powder,if using it ,mix 3 tablespoons of coconut milk powder with 1/4 cup of hot water.
-Add the coconut milk to the pressure cooked veggies along with its water.Add the cut egg pieces and mix well.Let it cook for  3-4 minutes .Add the curd and mix well.Let if cook for just 2 -3 minutes.Remove from the stove and check for salt.
-Heat the coconut oil in a pan and splutter the curry leaves & mustard seeds.Add the tempering to the mixture and mix once more.Done !


  1. I have heard of 'Mutta Aviyal'...But never tasted it. This looks great Reni. I will try it out sometime. Though we do get coconut here, I don't use it that much in cooking. So it is sort of a luxury here at our home :)

  2. Wow.. That looks really yummy & simple.. A rare combination of ingredients I should say, and the outcome looks very mouthwatering :)

  3. We make mutta avial but it is really thick :)
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  4. Very nice dear, I have done aviyal but never with eggs. Looks simple and easy.

  5. Mutta avial looks so thick and delicious :)

  6. i don't eggs..but your aviyal looks awesome..nice click

  7. This is an interesting recipe, I have only had regular avial with rice, this is brand new to me. Also my goodness, the picture looks amazing, perfect color. Being egg fan myself, I should definitely try this.
    BTB, you have a nice blog with interesting recipes, happy to follow you too, Reni!

  8. Wow.. looks delicious Reni :-)

  9. Wow! Looks delicious!! :)

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  12. Loved that color...Looks like my type of dish...

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  14. Delicious combination, looks tempting!

  15. Thanks a lot all of u for the lovely comments :)

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