Monday, July 19, 2010

Brinjal/Kathirikai poriyal [kerala style]

Ingredients :-

Brinjal – 1/4 kg

Tomatoes – 3/4 cup chopped

White sesame seeds – 2 tsp

Peanuts – 3 tbsp

Grated coconut – 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Coriander powder – 1 tsp

Cumin/ Jeera powder – 1/2 tsp

Garam masala – 1/2 tsp

Dry red chillies – 2

Green chillies – 3 chopped

Onion – 1 medium chopped

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Tamarind juice – 1/4 cup

Water – 1 cup

Coriander leaves – 1 tsp chopped

Salt – to taste

Oil – 3 tbsp

Method :-

Wash and cut the Brinjals into rounds. Place them on a microwavable plate and mix with a teaspoon of oil.

Microwave for 5 minutes till they become tender. Turn the slices once while cooking.

Slightly roast the peanuts, sesame seeds and dry red chillies. Grind them with the grated coconut to a smooth paste, adding enough water.

Heat oil in a pan and add onions. Saute till they turn golden brown. Add the tomatoes and fry for sometime.

Now add the ground paste and fry for a minute. Add the spice powders, green chillies and curry leaves. Saute till the aroma comes out.

Now add water, tamarind juice and salt. Mix well and bring it to boil. Add brinjal and cook on a low flame for 15 minutes. Garnish with cashew / coriander leaves. Serve the Brinjal curry with any main dish of your choice!

This delicious Brinjal Curry which goes well as a side dish for rice, dosa, chapathi, puri and paratha. My hubby loved it totally :-)) [So happy as atlast my cooking is delicious too :-))]

Even if you are someone who doesn’t like Brinjal, try this recipe once and see for yourself how tasty it is!

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