Ulli Theeyal

Ulli Theeyal is a typical Kerala dish using fried and ground coconut and is dark brown in colour. Ingredients Shallots sliced into thin pieces- 115 nos Grated Coconut-1/2 cup Red Chilly Powder - 1 tsp Coriander Powder- 2 tsp Turmeric Powder-1/4 tsp Tamarind -small lemon sized Fenugreek Powder(Uluvappodi)- a pinch Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp Curry Leaves - a few Whole red chillies - 2 Salt - to taste Oil - as needed Method Heat 1 tsp of oil in a small pan and saute coconut till brown. Add chilly powder, coriander powder, and turmeric powder and stir fry till it gives an aroma. Be sure to simmer it, thus preventing masalas from getting burned too much. Keep aside and cool. Grind it to a smooth fine paste. Soak tamarind in 1/2 cup of warm water and take the extract from it. Heat 2 tbsp of oil and add mustard seeds, curry leaves and whole red chillies and allow it to splutter. Add shallots, salt and fenugreek powder into it, and sauté for a while. Add tamarind extract into it and allow it to boil for 2-3 mts. If necessary add water. Now add the ground paste into it and simmer for further 4-5 minutes. :- Serve hot.