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Ulli Theeyal Recipe | Onion Curry Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Kerala
Servings 6 servings


  • For Roasting & Grinding:
  • Shallots / Chinna Ulli / Sambar Onion-5
  • Coconut-1 cup
  • Curry leaves-2 spring
  • Coriander seeds / Malli-3 tblspn
  • Dry Red Chilli-5
  • Oil-1 tsp
  • For Gravy:
  • Shallots-20 Sliced
  • Tamarind-1 small lime size
  • Garlic-10 cloves
  • Oil-3 tblspn
  • Salt to taste
  • For Seasoning:
  • Coconut Oil-1 tblspn
  • Curry leaves-2 spring


  • Add 1 tsp of oil in a kadai and add in coconut and start roasting it till it gets light golden..
  • Now add in red chilli, coriander seeds, curry leaves, shallots and roast till everything turns into dark brown..
  • Let this cool down a little..Now take this in a blender and add in tamarind and blend it to a fine paste by adding some water.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and add in shallots and garlic..Fry this for 5 mins..
  • Now add in the ground masala and mix well..Pour in some water and season with salt..
  • Bring this to boil and simmer for 15-20 mins until oil separates from this..
  • Heat some coconut oil and throw some curry leaves in this..Fry for few minutes..
  • Pour this over the curry and mix well..
  • Serve this over a bed of hot rice and any curry..
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