Mar 12, 2008

Kathirikkai pitla recipe - Brinjal in coconut gravy

Kathirikai pitla , a cuisine from tamil nadu , is a nice side dish with rice and morkozhumbu( tamil version of kadi,though not exactly). But I just love it with simple rice and dal.
brinjal pitlai
Brinjals- medium sized 4 to 5 nos chopped in cubes
Chana dal-1tbsp
tuvar dal- 1tbsp
Udid dal-1/2tbsp
coriander seeds- 2 tbspn
Dried red chillies- 5 to 6
Grated coconut- 2tbsp
cooked tuvar dal- 1 cup
Tamarind water-1 cup
Turmeric powder- 1tsp
salt- acc to tate
mustard -1tsp
Asafoetida- a pinch
Peanuts -1/2 cup
curry leaves
oil - 1tbsp
Cook Brinjal in tamarind water along with turmeric powder and salt. Heat oil in another pan.Add red chillies,chana dal,tuvar dal,udid dal,coriander seeds,coconut(half the quantity). Stir for about 4 to 5 minutes.(do not allow them to turn very brown).Grind this mixture adding a little water.
Heat oil in a pan.Add mustard seeds,asafoetida,curry leaves and peanuts. Then add the cooked brinjal and then the ground paste. Mix in the cooked tuvar dal. Stir some more grated coconut till they turn a little brown and add it to thicken the gravy further.

Post a Comment

Get recipes in your inbox

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...