Sunday, May 4, 2008

How can we prepare tasty theeyal?


You will need:
1. 2 cups coconut, grated
2. 4 dry red chillies
3. 1 tsp coriander seeds
4. 2 dsp button onions, sliced
5. 1 dsp refined vegetable oil
6. ¼ tsp turmeric powder
7. 250 gms brinjal, sliced 1” lengthwise
8. 6 green chillies, slit
9. A few curry leaves
10. Tamarind, the size of a lime, soaked in 1 cup water
11. ½ cup water
12. Salt to taste

For the seasoning:
1. 1 dsp coconut oil
2. ¼ tsp mustard seeds
3. 2 dry red chillies, halves
4. 3 button onions, sliced

1.In a deep pan, lightly roast the grated coconut, red chillies, coriander seeds and 1 dsp button onions. Grind all the roasted ingredients to a fine paste.
2.In the same pan, heat 1 tsp oil and add turmeric powder. Saute and add the brinjal pieces, 1 dsp button onions and green chillies.
3.Strain and add tamarind water and the ground masala. Add water and salt to taste and cook over low heat till the gravy thickens.
4.In a small saucepan, heat oil and allow mustard seeds to splutter. Add the halved red chillies and the sliced button onions and pour over the curry.
5.Serve hot.

To serve 4

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