Monday, January 25, 2010

Mushroom Theeyal

Theeyal prepared with different types of veggies and even non-veg like prawns theeyal is a typical kerala dish, were coconut and spices are roasted to a brown color and cooked along with tamarind juice. I guess i didn't roast the coconut enough to attain that typical theeyal deep brown color. None the less, theeyal was tasty when cooked with mushrooms and went so well with rice. Adding a teaspoon of cornflour in water, makes cleaning mushrooms easy. The dirty surfaces to the top quickly.

Ingredients

200 to 250 grams - Button mushrooms
10 big - Shallots, chopped
2 - Green chili, slit in center
2 to 4 big flakes - Garlic, chopped
A marble size - Tamarind

To roast & grind

1 cup - Freshly grated coconut
4 to 6 - Dry red chili
1 tbsp - Coriander seeds
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
6 - Black pepper corns
A pinch - Fenugreek seeds

Seasoning

1 tsp - Mustard seeds
3 to 4 sprigs - Curry leaves

Method

1 ) Cut cleaned mushrooms in halves. Add 1/2 cup water to tamarind and extract juice. Heat a pan, add little coconut oil, then add coconut, fenugreek seeds, red chili, coriander seeds, peppercorns stir and roast on low heat till it becomes golden brown in color. Then add turmeric powder and further brown the coconut to a deep brown color without burning it. Take off stove and cool. Transfer to a blender/ grinder and grind to a smooth paste adding very little water.

2 ) Heat little coconut oil in a pan, add mustard seeds,let it pop then add curry leaves ( you can do the seasoning in the last if you like and skip doing it in this step ) Then add green chili, shallots and garlic and fry for a minute. Then add mushroom and saute for a minute or two. Now add salt to taste, one cup of water and cook till the mushroom is well cooked.

3 ) Now add the ground coconut paste, wash the blender well with little water and add to the pan. Close with a lid and cook. Then add tamarind juice and bring to a boil. Adjust salt to taste. Now if you skipped seasoning, in step 2, you can finally season with mustard and curry leaves in the end.


Serve with rice and you may not need any non-veg curry for this meal.

17 comments:

Asha said...

Beautiful color Pravs, Theeyal is my fave to cook as soon as we come home from any vacation. Spicy dal-veg Theeyal just feels so good after all that bland western food we eat out! :))

Malar Gandhi said...

Mushroom theeyal with red rice, looks very authentic, I love ethnic food to the core:)

Gulmohar said...

My hubby's fav..This looks perfect and the "kutharichoru" is tempting me so much...Lovely click, Pravs :-)

Homecooked said...

Wow...looks delicious :) I love the rice bowl too next to it. Is it the red rice you get in the south? I am sure the combo was fabulous :)

Cham said...

Great tip to clean the mushr- tasty theeyal!

Muraligeetham said...

mushroom theeyal looks so delicious !

Pravs said...

Asha: So true...after all that bland food it will be so comforting to eat, some simple home cooked meal.

Malar : Then you should try this mushroom theeyal and enjoy with the red rice :)

Gulmohar : You hubby's has good taste :)Thanks gulmohar.

Homecooked : yes it is the red boiled rice :)

Cham : Thanks cham :)

Muraligeetham : Thanks,do try :)

sayantani said...

anything with mushroom is always welcome. lovely recipe and very good click.

ann said...

Pravs,I loved that theeyal idea.will have to try soon..thanks

Subi said...

drool drool. The curry along with that rice. Oh my god. drool drool again:-)

3 hungry tummies said...

Another great curry! Very nice!

Gabriella said...

Dear Simply Spicy, the mushroom theeyal looks amazing! Geez Louise, all my favorite foods. This is my first visit to your site and it's exceptional. Well organized, well written and great clear pictures. I shall enjoy returning for a bite of more. Thank you for sharing,
Ciao, Gaby
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*MJ* said...

Hi Chechi,
I am a frequent visitor to your blog. I just tried out this recipe and it turned out amazingly well. I have a food blog too - http://mjskitchenthrills.blogspot.com/. I'd like to share your recipe. Would be great if you could grant me permission. I shall give due credits to you!
Thanks,
Michelle

Pravs said...

MJ : glad to know the theeyal came out well :) MJ,i am not comfortable with the recipe again reproduced in another blog. If a link is give to my blog for the recipe i am fine with it. Thank you so much for asking me. love you for that :)

Pravs said...

MJ : glad to know the theeyal came out well :) MJ,i am not comfortable with the recipe again reproduced in another blog. If a link is give to my blog for the recipe i am fine with it. Thank you so much for asking me. love you for that :)

*MJ* said...

Thank you, Chechi! I shall do that :)

Meghna Mehta said...

Just made it today with half the chillies. Loved it, so awesome.