Mixed Vegetable Theeyal

 Mixed Vegetable Theeyal Kerala Style 

Mixed Vegetable Theeyal

Mixed vegetable theeyal is a very flavourful traditional gravy from Kerala cuisine. It is made by roasting coconut, coriander seeds, small onions, red chillies etc to nice golden brown colour and ground to paste, this paste is cooked along with tamarind extract and veggies of your choice. The unique flavour comes from the browning of the coconut mixture thus it is called Theeyal (to burn ). Learn how to make this yummy mixed vegetable theeyal recipe below.


Brinjal,Potato,Drumstick - 1 1/2  cups ( chopped)
Small onions-10-15 nos chopped
Tamarind extract -from lemon sized tamarind
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Fenugreek -1/4 tsp
Gingelly oil -2 tsps
Salt to taste
Curry leaves few

 Grind Together-

Small onions-10 nos
Coriander seeds-3 tbsps
Peppercorns-1 tsp
Red chilly -6-8 nos
Grated coconut -1/2 cup


👉Saute the ingredients given under Grind Together in 1 tsp oil  until you get a nice golden brown  colour and grind to fine paste adding very little water.set aside.

👉In a pressure cooker add the veggies, tamarind extract, ground paste, salt and little water to cover the veggies well and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Release the pressure, keep on fire again and allow it to boil for 2 mins.

👉Meanwhile in a tadka pan heat oil add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds,curry leaves and allow it to splutter, next add small onions and saute well, pour this tempering over the gravy, mix well.

👉Garnish and serve hot with idli, dosa, chapati, rice etc.


  ✍️This can be made with other vegetables like,ladies finger, bittergourd ,yam etc.
✍️You can add channa to this gravy.
✍️Even sundakkai can be added.

Preparation Time -20 mins
Serves -4-6 

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