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Onion Thiyyal Recipe

Onion Thiyyal is a popular Indian Curries
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Family Friendly Recipe
Course :
Curries Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Boil Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 5 based on 100 votes


  • 2 - Onions (medium size, chopped)
  • 4 - Garlic pods (small)
  • 5 - Curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp - fresh Coconut (grated)
  • 1/2 tsp - peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp - coriander powder
  • 1 tsp - chilli powder
  • 2 tsp - Tamarind paste
  • 1 tsp - Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • salt to taste
  • How to Make Onion Thiyyal:

    1. Fry the grated coconut, peppercorns, curry leaves and 1 tbsp of chopped onion on medium heat until the peppercorns splutter and leave an aroma.
    2. Add coriander powder, chilli powder and continue to fry for a few seconds until the mixture turns medium brown.
    3. When the mixture cools, grind finely with some water.
    4. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan, add 1 tsp of mustard seeds.
    5. Allow the seeds to splutter.
    6. Add the remaining portion of chopped onions, garlic and saute till the onions appear transparent.
    7. Add the coconut-peppercorn mixture, tamarind paste, salt and water.
    8. Boil the sauce until it gets the right consistency (neither too runny nor too thick).
    9. Serve with rice and pappad.


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