Aviyal Recipe: Mixed Vegetables In Coconut Cream (Vegan)

When the family gathers around the table for a delicious meal, it would be great to have a healthy, tasty vegan dish. Here’s a mouthwatering aviyal recipe, mixed vegetables in coconut cream.

This dish is famous in southern parts of India for its rich flavors and healthy ingredients.

Aviyal Recipe: Mixed Vegetables In Coconut Cream


1 cup carrots, peeled and diced length wise
1 salad cucumber, peeled, deseeded and cut length wise
1 raw banana, peeled, and diced length wise
1/2 cup sweet potato, peeled and diced length wise
2 green chilis
1 cup fresh grated coconut
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
3 Tbsp yogurt (optional)
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 spring curry leaves
salt, to taste


  1. Wash, cover and cook the vegetables with enough salt, half a cup of water and turmeric powder. Do not overcook or mash the vegetables.

  2. Grind the coarsely grated coconut, green chili and cumin powder and mix together.

  3. Add the coarsely ground paste to the cooked vegetables and simmer and cook, covered, for another 5 minutes.

  4. Open the lid and add the yogurt and mix well. Once yogurt is added, switch off the flame.

  5. Add coconut oil and curry leaves on the top and keep the lid closed until served. When ready to serve, mix well and serve warm.

This a simple, but tasty and nutritious recipe. The vegetables can be added according to your choice. Since it has many veggies, it pacifies all the three doshas, and is easy to digest. It’s non spicy which makes it an ideal dish for kids as well.

Arya Krishna is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, educator, and speaker. She completed her Bachelors in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) from Amrita School of Ayurveda, Kerala, India. She is registered as an Ayurveda doctor (Reg No: 14664) under the Indian Medical Council. She received a Fellowship in Orthopedic Rehabilitation from Apollo group of Institutions, Hyderabad. An editor with the International Ayurvedic Medical Journal, she previously served as the associate editor of the American Ayurvedic Journal of Health. Before moving to the US in 2015, she was Resident Medical Officer (Ayurveda) in AyurVAID hospital, Bangalore and has knowledge and experience in precision and evidence-based Ayurveda. She was an Ayurveda Domain expert with Health Connect 24 – a unique platform to bring together Ayurveda, Yoga and swadeshi. She is efficient in performing all Panchakarma procedures (purification therapies) and has knowledge of Marma Therapy. Other areas of expertise include Ayurveda diet and lifestyle, women’s health, and rasayana (rejuvenation). She works for the promotion and propagation of Ayurveda by offering lectures, webinars and contributing to various journals. She is a resource person for the Council of Ayurveda Research (CAR) and is an Ayurvedic blogger with Mother Earth Living. Currently, she is residing in Danville, Pennsylvania and is listed as a BAMS doctor with AAPNA (Association of Ayurveda Practitioners of North America). She is an Ayurveda Consultant and Educational coordinator with Be Mind Body Skin, New Jersey and Subject Matter Expert at At Home with Ayurveda, UK.


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