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Theeyal - Kerala Style

posted 1 Nov 2012, 21:25 by Geeta   [ updated 1 Nov 2012, 21:32 by R A ]

Raw rice                                  2 tbsp
Coriander seeds (dhania)        1 1/2 tbsp
Coconut (shredded)                 1 cup                  
Red chillies                               6 or 7
Pepper                                      1/2 tsp
Curry leaves                             one handful
Vegetables                              Onions, drumstick and raddish (white)
(can use all or any)
Tamarind                                small lemon sized
Turmeric                                  a pinch
Salt                                           1 1/2 tsp (to suit your taste)   

Method :
In a pan add a tsp of cooking oil and fry raw rice first , then add red chillies ,pepper (adjust according to taste) and keep aside. Then in little oil, fry coconut till slightly browned and add curry leaves . let it cool. Then grind everything together in the blender  by adding water to make a coarse paste.

Next ,in  a pan, add tamarind extract, turmeric and salt . when it starts  boiling, add the cooked vegetables ( i steam in microwave) and after a few minutes, add the ground paste and  let it boil till the raw tamarind smell goes off. Season with mustard and curry leaves.