Talk:Avial

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Requested move[edit]

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The result of the move request was: pages moved per discussion here and at Talk:Avial (band). - GTBacchus(talk) 23:29, 2 September 2010 (UTC)



AviyalAvial — Aviyal is the wrong spelling for the dish, and misleading - also, the avial url is currently used by a band, which should instead be avial_band. Adityaanupkumar (talk) 16:19, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

  • Support. A bit surprised this is even controversial. Andrewa (talk) 17:46, 23 August 2010 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Etymology[edit]

The etymology suggested for Avial (ie., a mixture) is incorrect...in fact, the sense of 'mixture' has been derived from the fact that the dish is a mixture. The primary etymology seems to be as follows:

Many of the dish names in Tamil and derived languages arise from the predominant activity in the cooking process. Thus,

Avial - from 'avi' or the act of boiling (eg., ചക്ക അവിച്ചത്‌ or boiled jackfruit)
Poriyal - from 'pori' or the act of roasting
Pongal - from 'pongu' or the act of rising (as milk rises when it boils)
Teeyal - from an unknown root which is connected with 'tee' or fire

Avial is therefore the act of boiling a bunch of vegetables together--which it pretty much is. Sierra1bravo —Preceding undated comment added 09:07, 27 August 2010 (UTC).

Apologies, Andrewa, my bad...pls create a separate section (actually, I would've done it if I'd known how to!) Sierra1bravo —Preceding undated comment added 15:39, 31 August 2010 (UTC).  Done