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Theeyal - Theeyal is a Kerala dish and it is very delicious with rice. It goes well with idly, dosa, appam and chapattis. Theeyal is made from a spice mixture consisting of roasted coconut, coriander seeds, dried redchili and fenugreek.
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Date Added: July 2, 2008 Season: Every Day
Category: Sides / Condiments Prep. Method: Boil
Calories:   Dish Type: Vegetable
Serves: 0 Cuisine: Kerala
Prep. Time: 30 mins    
Rating: (1)  
Theeyal - Ingredients:

Baby onions  1 cup
Curry leaves  5-6 nos.
Mustard seeds  1/2 teaspoon
Tamarind paste  2 tablespoons
Sugar 1/2 teaspoon
Asafoetida  1 pinch
Grated coconut 1/2 cup
Red chillies 7 nos.
Coriander seeds 1 tablespoon
Cumin seeds 1/4 teaspoon
Black peppercorns 7-8 nos.
Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon
Oil 3 tablespoons
Theeyal - Directions:
  1. Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a small pan and saute coconut till it is light brown. Add 5 red chillies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, peppercorns and fry till it emits an aroma. Add the turmeric powder. Stir-fry for 2-3 seconds. Keep aside to cool. Grind into a coarse powder.

  2. Heat 2 tbsp. oil and add the mustard seeds, curry leaves and remaining red chillies. When the seeds start spluttering, add asafoetida and onions. Saute for 5 minutes on a medium flame. Add the ground masala powder and cook for a few seconds. Add water, tamarind extract, salt and sugar and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5-7 minutes. Serve hot with steamed rice.

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