Sunday, August 22, 2010

Theeyal Kerala Style


Large onions - 2(sliced fine)

Garlic cloves - 2

Grated coconut - 1 cup

Shallots -1 cup

Fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp

Chili powder - 1 tbsp

Jackfruit seed- 100 gm(cut into 4)

Tuvar dal-1/3cup

Coriander seeds - 1 tsp

Green Chilly(slit)-3

Salt to taste

Oil-4 tsp

Tamarind extract - 1 tbsp

Turmeric powder - 1 tsp

Curry leaves - a few

Method of preparation

Heat two tsp of the oil in a frying pan and add ½ cup of the chopped onions. Saute the onions well till brown, add the curry leaves, coriander seeds and fenugreek seeds. Stir for a few more minutes and remove and keep aside. On a low heat, dry roast the coconut till it becomes brown. Blend the coconut with the onion mixture adding half a cup of water. In the meanwhile, cook the dal and jackfruit seed in pressure cooker with water. Heat the remaining oil in a saucepan and add the mustard seeds. When they splutter, add the curry leaves and remaining onions and shallots and fry till brown. Add the tamarind extract and ½ cup water and salt. When it starts to boil, add the blended paste and dal and cook on a low flame for 15 minutes.

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