Mixed Vegetable Theeyal( Koottu Theeyal)

Theeyal is a traditional delicacy of Kerala, India. Mixed Vegetables Theeyal ( Koottu Theeyal) is a tasty and aromatic vegetarian dish. It is a combination of variety of vegetables and roasted coconut & masala powder. In this recipe I added more shallots/pearl onions for enhancing the taste of gravy. I think the pealing of shallots/pearl onion is the challenging part of this preparation. No worries guys, I can give you a wonderful tip :-). Before the Theeyal preparation, you need to soak pearl onions in the warm water for 20 to 30 minutes. It helps to remove its skin very easily and you too survive from the onion’s strong eye irritating gas produce .See I give you a best tear free trick πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ try it once and feel the difference. You can use big onions instead of shallots in this recipe but in my experiences and studies shallots have more nutritional values than big onions so try to add more shallots/pearl onions in your daily meals.
In certain places of kerala, Mixed Vegetables Theeyal is an essential part of Onam Sadya/ Vishu Sadya (Keralites Vegetarian Feasts) . Here is the recipe, try and enjoy the traditional delicacy with hot boiled rice…

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Recipe Type Side Dish/Kerala
Cooking and Preparation Time 45 Minutes
Standing and setting Time At least 30 Minutes
Serve to 7 to 8

Ingredients For Mixed Vegetable Theeyal ( Koottu Theeyal)

Ingredients Quantity Notes
Coconut Oil/Any Veg Oil 3 Tablespoon Adjust as per your taste
Mustard Seeds ΒΌ Teaspoon
Shallots/Pearl Onion 200g Peeled and Diced(You can use 3 big onions instead of shallots)
Garlic 3 Cloves Peeled and Diced
Green chilly 2 or 3 Numbers Slit Lengthwise
Curry Leaves Few
Potato 1 Big Peel and Dice into small Pieces
Yam/Chena 100gm Peel and Dice into small pieces
Drum Stick 1 Big Clean and Cut into lengthwise
Egg Plant/ Brinjal 2 numbers Dice into small pieces
Ladies Finger/Okra 5 to 6 Cut into lengthwise
Tomato 1 Big Diced
Theeyal Masala Powder Click and read the recipe
Tamarind Water From 1 gooseberry size Soak in Β½ cup water. Strain and take juice.
Turmeric Powder Β½ Teaspoon(Extra)
Chilly Powder 1 Teaspoon (Extra)
Salt As per your Taste
Sugar A Pinch For Taste
Water As per required

Method For Kerala Mixed Vegetable Theeyal (Koottu Theeyal)

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β€’ Heat oil in a big pan or wok and pop mustard seeds.
β€’ When it’s popped well, add shallots, green chilly, garlic and curry leaves. Stir well in a medium heat.
β€’ When its soft and mild brown, add all vegetables except tomato and sautΓ© well.
β€’ Lower the heat. Add extra chilly & turmeric powders and salt for vegetables. SautΓ© 2 minutes.
β€’ Add Theeyal Masala and sautΓ© well next 2 minutes.
β€’ Add diced tomato and 2 table spoon tamarind juice. Stir well.
β€’ When all masala well coated with vegetables, add water ( approximately 2 1/2 cups) and mix well.
β€’ Cover it and cook next 15 to 20 minutes in a medium heat. Uncover and sautΓ© occasionally.
β€’ Check the vegetables and gravy texture. If it is too watery, uncover and cook next few minutes.
β€’ Do not allow it to thicken too much because it will thicken after setting.
β€’ Taste it and add salt and tamarind juice if required. Add a pinch sugar for taste.
β€’ When the vegetables cooked well and gravy light thicken, sprinkle some coconut oil for aroma.
β€’ Turn off the heat and keep aside Theeyal for setting.
β€’ Serve with boiled rice, moru curry and fish fries. It’s my all time favourite taste bud πŸ™‚

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