Kerala Theeyal with Muringakka, Achinga and Chena

RugminiKamalan R
Kerala Theeyal

Kerala Theeyal with Muringakka, Achinga and Chena

Kerala Theeyal with Muringakka, Achinga and Chena is an authentic traditional styled curry dish enjoyed in Kerala Cuisine. This is a typical South Indian dish having origin in Kerala. The fried coconut flavor and tanginess makes the dish lip smacking and delicious. The dish has a soupy consistency and is a blend of spices consisting of coriander, red chilli, roasted coconut and fenugreek. The spices are ground to a smooth paste and cooked with veggies adding tamarind extract. This is a classic die for dish that goes perfect with hot rice. Kerala Theeyal is unique and special with an array of nutritious veggies blended in a roasted coconut mixture and tamarind extract. Kerala Theeyal with Muringakka, Achinga and Chena is a simple dish and can be easily prepared at home. Vegetables are essential and nutritious for body and hence the dish should be included in your meal menu. You can explore a well detailed recipe here.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 3 people


For seasoning:


  • For preparing Kerala Theeyal, place all the vegetables along with salt, turmeric powder, curry leaves and enough water in a pan and keep it on flame.
  • Cover and cook the vegetables till done.
  • Heat up a pan or kadai.
  • Add fenugreek seeds and stir for a sec.
  • Add grated coconut and fry till it turns brown.
  • Add coriander powder and chilly powder and stir well.
  • When the coconut mixture starts to turn brown, switch off the flame.
  • Allow it to cool.
  • Grind it in a mixer grinder along with enough water so as to form a smooth paste.
  • When the vegetables are done, add the tamarind extract followed by the above coconut paste.
  • Allow it to boil.
  • When the desired consistency is reached (which is neither too thick nor too thin), remove from the flame.
  • Heat oil in a pan or a kadai.
  • Add cut small onions and fry them well.
  • Splutter mustard seeds and saute dry red chillies and curry leaves.
  • Add the above tempering into the Kerala Theeyal curry and mix well.


You can visit this link Brinjal Theeyal. You can also visit this link Chemmeen Theeyal.
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Response (1)
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    Saritha July 18, 2006

    This is an easier way to make theeyal..

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