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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
Ingredients-
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
Method-
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.

26 comments:

SMN said...

Brinjal gravy luks very tempting.. first time in your blog u hv a great blog..

Laavanya said...

I've only made chow chow pitlai so far.. must try it with kathrikai. Looks good.

Asha said...

I am loving this Brinjal mela, can't wait for round up. Looks yum!:)

Pooja said...

What a lovly dish ! thanks a lot Soumya for adding one more nice dish with brinjal to VoW event :) .
The idea of making gravy with diff dals and peanuts is really nice.

Lavi said...

i have never tried pitlai with kathrikkai..i will try it sowmya..

Cham said...

Kathrikkai pitlai or gotsu right? Wonderful side dish ....

Vani said...

Looks yum! I also loved your bread rolls.

Vanamala said...

Nice dish :)

Annu said...

Thats wonderful and looks tasty.Loves brinjal any time....

Dhivya said...

never heard abt kathirikai pitlai sowmy..pitla means?looks delicious and yummy..must try

sowmya said...

@smn-Thanks for visiting my blog..do keep coming.
@laavanya- I make with bittergourd too, nevr tried with chow chow..will try sometime.
@asha- yes me too waiting for it..read some delicious brinjal recipes yesterday in other blogs.
@pooja- Its a staple at home..thanks to include it in your event.
@lavi- do try an dtell me how di dyou find it.

sowmya said...

@cham- kotsu is different..we dont add the ground mixture as we do in this.
@vani-thanks.am glad you liked them.
@vanamala and annu- Thanks dears.
@dhivya-Pitla is basically adding the ground dals and coriander to veges like brinjal,okra,bitergourd cooked in tamarind water. do try and tell me.

ms said...

hi sowmya,
Thanks for introducing me to a new brinjal dish! Keep up the good work
ms

Seema said...

Pitla looks yum! I have had only with Pavvakai.. never tried any other veg. Must try.

Saswati said...

thats atotally new dish for me..thanx for sharing.

remya said...

curry looks awesome..droolworthy!!!!

Sagari said...

very new way of cooking eggplant ,looks delecious

sowmya said...

@ms- do try and tell me how it comes.
@seema- i also do with pavvakai..i like that.
@saswati,remya,sagari- thanks for visiting my blog..do keep coming.

vandana rajesh said...

Thanks sowmya for visitng my blog. This brinjal sure looks tempting.

Mala Muley said...

its looks very tempting.......will try and let u know.......

Aparna said...

Never knew you could make pitla with egg plant. We make it with bitter gourd, but a little differently.
Thanks for coming by my blog.

Jayashree said...

I've always thought of pitla as something you make only with bittergourd....I like your version.

srikar's kitchen said...

traditional dishes

Bharathy said...

I have never tried pitlai!
This gravy with brinjal looks tasty!:)

Andhra Flavors said...

IT looks yum...

Prashanth said...

Excellent recipe.. Thanks for posting this..

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