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Mixed Vegetable Theeyal( Koottu Theeyal)

Mixed Vegetable Theeyal( Koottu Theeyal)

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 45

Cook Time : 30

Total Time : 75


Serves 8

  • Coconut Oil/any Veg Oil-3 Tablespoon,adjust as per your taste

  • Mustard Seeds -¼ Teaspoon

  • Shallots/Pearl Onion-200g,peeled and diced(you can use 3 big onions instead of shallots)

  • Garlic-3 Cloves,peeled and diced

  • Green chilly-2 or 3 numbers,slit lengthwise

  • Curry Leaves-5-6

  • Potato-1 big,peel and dice into small pieces

  • Yam/Chena-100 gm,peel and dice into small pieces

  • Drum Stick -1 big,clean and cut into lengthwise

  • Egg Plant/ Brinjal-2 numbers,dice into small pieces

  • Ladies Finger/Okra-5 to 6,cut into lengthwise

  • Tomato -1 Big,Diced

  • Tamarind Water-From 1 gooseberry size,Soak in ½ cup water,Strain and take juice

  • Turmeric Powder-½ Teaspoon(Extra)

  • Chilly Powder-1 Teaspoon (Extra)

  • Salt-1 tsp,as per your Taste

  • Sugar- pinch for taste

  • Water-1 cup,as per required


  • 01

    Heat oil in a big pan or wok and pop mustard seeds

  • 02

    When it’s popped well, add shallots, green chilly, garlic and curry leaves

  • 03

    Stir well in a medium heat

  • 04

    When its soft and mild brown, add all vegetables except tomato and sauté well

  • 05

    Lower the heat

  • 06

    Add extra chilly & turmeric powders and salt for vegetables,Saute 2 minutes

  • 07

    Add Theeyal Masala and sauté well next 2 minutes

  • 08

    Add diced tomato and 2 table spoon tamarind juice,Stir well

  • 09

    When all masala well coated with vegetables, add water ( approximately 2 1/2 cups) and mix well

  • 10

    Cover it and cook next 15 to 20 minutes in a medium heat

  • 11

    Uncover and saute occasionally

  • 12

    Check the vegetables and gravy texture,If it is too watery, uncover and cook next few minutes

  • 13

    Do not allow it to thicken too much because it will thicken after setting

  • 14

    Taste it and add salt and tamarind juice if required

  • 15

    Add a pinch sugar for taste

  • 16

    When the vegetables cooked well and gravy light thicken, sprinkle some coconut oil for aroma

  • 17

    Turn off the heat and keep aside Theeyal for setting

  • 18

    Serve with boiled rice, moru curry and fish fries



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