Saturday, September 12, 2015

Vegetable Theeyal

Mixed vegetable Theeyal is one of the traditional dish of Kerala.It can be prepared with bitter gourd, brinjal, okra. The curry is thickish perfect to pair with rice & Papadam, I had little leftover which I had with dosa the next day and I just loved the combo.


Raw banana                     1
Beetroot                          ½
Carrot                             1 ½  
Okra                               8
Potato                             2  
Green Beans                    10
Bell pepper (capsicum)     1
Tamarind                       gooseberry size ball
Turmeric powder             ½ tsp.
Salt                               as needed
Water                            as needed
For roasting and grinding
Oil                                   1 tsp.  
Grated Coconut                1 cup
Coriander seeds                1 ½ tbsp.
Red Chiles                        6 nos
Fenugreek seeds              ½ tsp.
For seasoning         
Coconut oil                         2 tbsp
Mustard seeds                    1 tsp.
Curry leaves                        10
Grated coconut                    1 tbsp.
Dry red chilies                     2 no.


Wash and chop all vegetables lengthwise.
  • Soak the tamarind in hot water for 10 minutes and extract juice.
  • Cook all the vegetables (except okra,bell pepper) in little water along with  little salt and turmeric until soft but not mushy.
  • Heat the pan add ½ tsp of oil; fry the dry coconut till golden brown. Simmer and add all masalas powders and stir and fry till it gives you a good aroma.  Keep aside for cooling.
  • Grind everything to a smooth paste along with 1 cup water.
  • Take a cooking pan and add the ground paste, cooked vegetables and fried vegetables along with more water and salt. Simmer on medium flame for 5 -7 minutes.
  • Add the tamarind juice in it and let it boil in medium flame
  • Reduce flame and allow the gravy to thicken.
  • Heat coconut oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Then add all other tempering and fry till coconut change in brown color.
  • Pour the seasoning over the Theeyal and mix gently.
  • Serve hot with steam Rice


  1. If you eat leftovers the next day with dosa, how can it be akarma-food?

    1. Any food offered to Lord Krishna is called Akarma food. As Krishna says in Bhagavat Gita, "Any food prepared by the injunctions of the scripture and offered to the Supreme Personality of Godhead can be taken even if prepared long, long ago, because such food is transcendental. Therefore to make food antiseptic, eatable and palatable for all persons, one should offer food to the Supreme Personality of Godhead"
      Since whatever preparations we make we offer it to the Lord and it becomes akarma, hence even if it is left over it is still Akarma

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