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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mushroom Theeyal | Mushroom in Roasted Coconut flavors

Theeyals /roasted coconut (dark brown gravy) curry is common in the southern parts of India, mostly Kerala.The usual trend is with dry roasting the coconut and then grinding to a fine powder. The spices can be added to the coconut and roasted to rind to a smooth paste too. It's a very tasty curry with just hot steamed rice.No other additional side dish is required. I always love to have my mom's version however, I cannot reach up to her mark, but a good one.This recipe is bookmarked from my mom's recipes.

Earlier I had successfully tried the Bitter gourd theeyal, the recipe is here.The steps remain the same and the only difference is the change of main ingredient.Moreover, this is a better version for those who don't love bitter gourds.


Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
Cooking time ~ 20 minutes
Author ~ Julie
Serves ~  3 adults
button mushroom 10-12 sliced(200g)
shallots 10-15 sliced
garlic 3 cloves
coconut grated 1/2 cup
hot chilly powder 1/2tsp  
kashmiri chily powder 2 tsp
coriander powder 1 tbsp
turmeric powder 1/2tsp
tamarind 1 amla size (soaked in water)
jaggery powder, 1 tsp (optional)
curry leaves
water 1 cup


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  • Wash and slice the mushrooms and keep aside.
  • Dry roast the coconut in a pan till golden brown.

roasted coconut
  • Mix all the spices into the roasted coconut and fry on a low flame, till a nice aroma comes.

roasted spices and coconut

  • Put off the flame and cool it.Grind this mixture without adding water to fine powder.
  • Heat oil in  a pan and sauté shallots with garlic sliced for a minute or till translucent along with curry leaves.
  • Add the mushrooms  to the pan in the remaining oil.
  • Fry them for 3 minutes till the water starts to escape from mushrooms.
  • Now add the powdered mixture, salt  and water. If only adding powdered coconut, then, add spices on low flame.
  • Cook  covered for 7 minutes and finally add the tamarind extract and jaggery powder if using.
  • Again, cook for 2 minutes and is ready to serve once the gravy is thickened or oil starts floating over the surface.
  • Heat oil in another pan and add oil. Splutter mustard seeds, curry leaves and dry red chillies. Pour this over the curry.

* Adding jaggery powder is optional, but definitely adds a balane to the flavours in the theeyal. Try and taste the difference.

Sending this recipe to Priya Mitharwal of Mharo Rajasthan's recipes, the ongoing event bookmarked recipes every tuesday


Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow...curry looks so inviting n very nice recipe...perfect with hot rice...Mmmmmm...

Shireen said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy veggie dish bookmarked for my weekly veg day :) thanks for sharing !

Nitha said... Best Blogger Tips

enteyum fav aanu.. I have the same in my drafts.. Shall post it soon..

Chaitanya said... Best Blogger Tips

wow very yummy curry ... perfect with rice and roti

Sravs said... Best Blogger Tips

Curry looks so wonderful !! love to have with chapati's !!

Oriyarasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Hot & spicy mushroom compliments the white rice perfectly!!!

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect and mouthwatering!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Yum, love the gravy. Thanks for linking it to our bookmarked event :)

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely looking mushroom curry. Excellent preparation.

Hamaree Rasoi

Reva said... Best Blogger Tips

A very tempting and tasty dish... I have to try it out sometime... bookmarked :) Thanks sweetie for sharing this great recipe:)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

that will make a delicious maincourse with some rice; looks tangy and appetizing!!

Santosh Bangar said... Best Blogger Tips

wonderful anddelicious curry
1st time here nice space do visit my site

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

looks extremely delicious..i like all types of different theeyals..great recipe..


aipi said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds simply wonderful ~ what a great blend of spices ~ YUM!
Thanks a lot for linking to bookmarked event :)
US Masala

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

mushroom theeyal looks gorgeous.
Vegie / Fruit a month - Orange

saleena said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow..wonderful curry,so yummy.........I am sure it will be very delicious....

Rinku Naveen said... Best Blogger Tips

Mushroom theeyal sounds interesting. Good one Julie..

jaisy said... Best Blogger Tips

thanks for comments in my blog. mushroom theeyal adipoli ithuvare try cheythittilla next time try cheyyam ketto

Urmi said... Best Blogger Tips

Mouth watering recipe. Looks delicious and tempting.

Veronica's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie, thanks for visiting my blog. I love curry and roti and your blog has a collection of so many different recipes that I would like to try. I'm your follower and invite you to follow me, too.

JishasKitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

wow...mushroom theeyal nyan ethu vare try cheythittila...nalla taste ayirikkum ennullathu urappanu...I have bookmarked it, will surely try this soon...:)

Dee said... Best Blogger Tips

Great recipe! Thanks :)