Theeyal / Roasted Coconut Onion Gravy


Theeyal

Its been a while  year since my last post, I know it's easy for me to come out with thousand kinda excuses, but trust me , I'm running , jogging and even jumping behind an extra hyper kiddo. But more than complaining I would rather be more pleased to say that I am enjoying my every second! but at the same time, I do get scared thinking of the future of my dear blog , I gave birth to my baby blog with great expectations of taking care of her with love and affection.... but all of a sudden I just left her in the middle of no where,  by just peeking to her at times. Even being away from blog friends really felt bad, now I want to try being in touch at the same time caring my blog baby to the core.

So, now back to work, Theeyal which means a fried roasted curry is  a staple kerala dish. It's special on its own.

Ingredients:
10   Shallots /kunjulli (cut in 2 or 3 )
5-6  Ladies finger/ Okra (cut in 3 pieces)
1tsp  Tamarind pulp ( dissolved in /2 cup water )
1/4 tsp  Turmeric powder
a pinch  Fenugreek powder
Curry leaves
Salt to taste 
Oil

Roast & Grind:
1cup  Grated coconut
1tbsp  Coriander powder
1/2 tbsp  Red chili powder

Tempering:
1tsp  Mustard seeds
3-4  Dry Red Chilies
Curry leaves
Oil


Method:
Heat pan  and dry roast coconut on medium heat until it turns dark brown color, now adding coriander powder and red chili powder and frying for another 5 mins, let it cool.
Grind the coconut mixture to a very fine paste adding 
Heat pan and sauté ladies finger for 2-3 mins, &  keep it aside.
Heat oil splutter mustard seeds, dry red chilies and curry leaves.
Add the shallots and saute until half done, add in the tamarind pulp, ladies finger , 
the  ground paste,  turmeric powder , fenu greek powder and add water for you desired consistency,check for salt and let it boil.
Serve hot with rice.




3 comments:

  1. Theeyal sounds new to me. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Is it okay though if I add more turmeric powder?

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  2. looks so healthy and yummy dear..

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  3. Hey Misty, the turmeric quantity mentioned is all you need, it wouldn't taste good if you add more, & if your so particular, you may add 1/2tsp.


    Thanks Divya :)

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