Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ulli Theeyal(Shallots in Roasted Coconut Gravy)

Typical Kerala Dish and an excellent combination to Rice.
Try this and enjoy the taste and flavour!!!!!!


  1. Pearl Onions : 10-12(sliced into medium thickness)
  2. Green Chilly : 2
  3. Coconut Grated : 1 Cup
  4. Red Chilly Powder : 1.5 tsp
  5. Coriander powder : 2 tsp
  6. Turmeric Powder : 1/4 tsp
  7. Curry Leaves : 2-3 Springs
  8. Tamarind Water : Taken from a gooseberry sized ball of tamarind
  9. Red Chilly:2
  10. Coconut Oil : 2-3 tbsp
  11. Salt
  12. Mustard Seeds
  13. Fenugreek Seeds

Method :

To Dry Roast and Grind :

  • Heat few drops  of oil in a pan and add coconut, a small shallot sliced, 2-3 curry leaves and stir well.
  • When the coconut changes to brown colour add all the powders and roast(very low flame,otherwise the powders will get burnt.)

  • When cooled, grind it into a smooth paste
Making the Gravy:
  • Heat Oil in a pan and add the sliced shallots and Green Chillies.
  • Saute well and add the tamarind water and salt
  • When the onions are cooked well, add the ground coconut paste into it and allow to boil
  • Cover the pan and cook for 10 minutes(Medium Flame)
  • Heat oil in another pan and add little oil
  • Splutter mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds
  • Add Red Chillies and Curry leaves.
  • Pour it into the curry and switch off the flame..


Linking this post to Akila's event ,Dish name starts with U at Learning to cook

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