Ulli Theeyal


    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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