Ulli Theeyal

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ulli theeyal

A traditional kerala dish with shallots,tamarind and coconut as main ingrediants

This is one of my favourite dish from my Mom.She used to make theeyal with shallots and bitterguard. But I like ulli theeyal more than paavakka theeyal(Bitterguard).Ulli theeyal tastes more good for next day.So while making,please don’t forget to keep one bowl for next day 🙂


20 no of Shallots
3 tbsp. of Tamarind paste
1 cup of Grated coconut
1/2 spn. of Cumin seeds
1 spn. of Chilli powder
1/4 spn. of Turmeric powder
2 spn. of Coriander powder
1/4 spn. of Mustard seeds
5 no of Dried Red chillies
10 no of Curry leaves
Salt as required
1 spn. of oil


Step 01

Heat oil in a pan and saute the coconut till brown color.

Step 02

Add the red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and cumin seeds to the coconut and saute until a nice aroma come out.keep the mixture side.

Step 03

Saute Shallots in the same pan for 1-2 minute.

Step 04

Grind roasted coconut to a fine paste.

Step 05

Take a vessel.Pour the coconut paste and tamarind paste.

Step 06

Add salt.Mix well and bring to boil.cook for 4-5 minute.

Step 07

Add Shallots and cook for another 2 minute.Do not cover the pan.

Step 08

Heat oil in a pan.Splutter mustard seeds.After that add cumin seeds,red chilli powder and curry leaves.

Step 09

Ass this seasoning to curry and mix well.

Step 10

Serve hot with rice.Will give better taste on next day.

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