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Vegetable Moilee Recipe, Kerala Vegetable moilee for rice

  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Vegetable Moilee – Kerala style veg moilee made with veggies, coconut milk and aromatics. Excellent side dish for rice, appam and idiyappam. Recipe with step by step pictures.


  • 500 grams vegetables
  • 1 capsicum, sliced
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 23 sprigs curry leaves
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, very finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, sliced (1/2 cup)
  • 3 green chillies, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 500 ml fresh coconut milk or 250 ml canned coconut milk
  • Juice of one small lime
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar


  1. Heat coconut oil in a pan and add in the thinly sliced ginger, curry leaves and green chillies. Add in the sliced onions and saute for a minute.
  2. Add in the sliced tomatoes and the chopped garlic cloves. Saute for a couple of minutes more.
  3. Add in the turmeric powder, red chilli powder and the salt. Saute for a few seconds.
  4. Add in a cup of water and the vegetables. Cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes.
  5. When the veggies are almost cooked through, add in the capsicum. Capsicum cooks very fast.
  6. Add in the coconut milk. Do not boil for long after adding the coconut milk.
  7. Once the curry comes to a simmer, switch off the flame. Add in the vinegar and fresh lime juice.
  8. Serve hot!
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Kerala