Potato Theeyal


Theeyal is a Kerala delicacy. It is made from a mixture of spices consisting of roasted coconut, coriander seeds, dried red chili and fenugreek. All spices are ground to a paste and cooked in tamarind water with vegetables to get a rich gravy and is normally served with rice. Theeyal is included in a traditional sadya menu. We can prepare theeyal using different vegetables.This is prepared using potatoes.


  • Potato – 2
  • Shallots – 10
  • Green chilly  – 2, slitted
  • Coconut – 1 cup
  • Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Kashmiri chilly – 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Fenugreek powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Tamarind – lemon size
  • Whole red chilly – 2
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig


  1. Heat oil in a pan and add grated coconut. fry it till brown. Add coriander, chilly, fenugreek,turmeric powder into this. When it cools, grind the coconut  into a fine paste in a mixer.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add shallots, green chilly and saute for some time. Add potato pieces , cover it and cook.
  3. Add tamarind extract, when it boils add ground coconut. Add enough water and salt. Cook for some time in low flame and switch off.
  4. Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard in oil, add dried red chilly and curry leaves. pour this over the curry.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. kushigalu says:

    This is something new to me. Looks so yummy. Love the new look of your blog!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anu Yalo says:

      Thank you 🙂


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