Kerala Style Theeyal


Kerala Style Theeyal

A spicy curry
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • Heat 2 tsp of oil in a frying pan.
  • Add 1/2 cup of the chopped onions.
  • Saute well till brown and add curry leaves, coriander seeds, garlic and fenugreek seeds.
  • Stir for a few more minutes, remove and keep aside.
  • On a low heat, dry roast the coconut till brown.
  • Blend the coconut with the onion mixture adding half a cup of water.
  • Cook the dal and jack fruit seeds along with water in a pressure cooker.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a saucepan.
  • Add mustard seeds and when they splutter, add the curry leaves, green chillies, remaining onions and shallots. Fry till they turn brown.
  • Add chilly powder followed by the tamarind extract and + cup water.
  • Add salt and allow it to boil.
  • When it starts to boil, add the blended paste, dal and cook on a low flame for 15 minutes.
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Response (5)
  1. m
    meghna April 12, 2004

    whats shallot?

  2. m
    manju February 27, 2004

    Let me see..not yet tried ..but we will see..ok

  3. K
    Kuch Kuch July 11, 2004

    Shallots are the small onions

  4. D
    D July 27, 2005

    Tried this curry today…I substituted coconut with soya granules… It tasted extremely good… Thaka a lot for the recipe…

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