Method of preparing theeyal is similar to that of sambar. The main difference is that we don’t add tomatoes to it and also the coconut should be roasted nicely. Theeyal means burnt dish which means coconut is roasted till it becomes dark brown in color. The dish gets its color from the roasted coconut and the tamarind paste. The coconut is roasted along with coriander powder, dry red chilli till it becomes dark brown in color, grind it to a fine paste, add the ground paste along with tamarind extract and the veggies into a bowl and cook nicely. Theeyal is ready.
|soya chunks||50 grams|
|tamarind||one gooseberry sized ball|
|coconut (scraped)||2 cups|
|coriander powder||1 1/2 tablespoon|
|red chilly powder||1 tablespoon|
|turmeric powder||1/2 teaspoon|
|fenugreek powder||1/4 teaspoon|
|coconut powder||1 teaspoon|
|shallots (cut lengthwise)||6 – 7|
|coconut oil||1 teaspoon|
|dry red chilly||3|
1. Soak soya chunks in hot water for 20 – 30 minutes. Then squeeze out the entire water and keep it aside.
2. Soak tamarind in hot water and extract the pulp. Keep it aside.
3. In a pan, and then add scraped coconut and sliced shallots and saute. Once you feel that it is half done, add half teaspoon of coconut oil. Then add turmeric powder, red chilly powder and coriander powder and saute till it becomes brownish in colour. Turn off the stove and let it cool.
4. Then grind it with enough water to form a smooth paste.
6. In another pan, heat oil, splutter mustard seeds, then add dry red chilly and curry leaves and saute it for a second or two. Then add it to the curry
7. Serve it with hot steaming rice.
1. olan(kerala style)
2. olan (with papaya)
3. muringa ela erissery
4. mampazha pulissery (ripe mango with curd)
5. Kadala curry (kerala style)
6. Avial (mixed vegetable in curd)
7. mathan erissery (red pumpkin and black eyed beans curry)
8. snake gourd molakushyam
9. mango dates pachadi
10. vendakka mappas (lady’s finger/Okra in coconut milk)
11. Instant pulissery (easy to make curd based curry)
12. pavakkai pitlai
13. karumusa curry / raw papaya curry
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