Theeyal - South Indian Cooking Recipes

Theeyal is a traditional Indian Cooking Recipe and it taste very delicious with rice, its is famous as a Theeyal because it is a ‘burnt dish’ featuring burnt coconut and is usually dark brown in color. Theeyal can be made with vegetables such as drumstick, snake gourd, egg plant or pumpkins or else it can be made by using the baby onions only. I am sure you are going to enjoy this dish at home.

Time Span
20 to 25 Minutes

  • 1 Cup Baby onions
  • 5 Curry leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoons Tamarind paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 Pinch Asafoetida
  • 1/2 cup Grated coconut
  • 7 Red chillies
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 7 Black peppercorns
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 3 tablespoons Oil
  • Salt
* Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a small pan and saute coconut till it is light brown.
* Add 5 red chillies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, peppercorns and fry till it emits an aroma.
* Add the turmeric powder. Stir-fry for 2-3 seconds.
* Keep aside to cool. Grind into a coarse powder.
* Heat 2 tbsp. oil and add the mustard seeds, curry leaves and remaining red chillies.
* When the seeds start spluttering, add asafoetida and onions.
* Saute for 5 minutes on a medium flame. Add any vegetables that you like (Optional).
* Add the ground masala powder and cook till all the veggies are cooked.
* Add water, tamarind extract, salt and sugar and bring to a boil.
* Simmer for 5-7 minutes. Serve hot with steamed rice.

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