Jan 8, 2010

Ennai Kathrikkai

For this recipe, purchase small tender kathrikai/eggplant .This recipe is very tasty and goes with rice .

Ingredients

small kathrikai/eggplant.............................10

chopped onion.................................1

peanuts............................................3tbsp

grated coconut...............................3tbsp

coriander seeds............................2stp

chana dhal........................................2tsp

red chili........................................7

tamarind paste.............................1tsp

asafoetida...............................................1/2tsp

turmeric powder..........................1tsp

salt to taste

jaggery powder..............................2tsp

mustard seeds..............................2stp
Method


Wash and slit the kathrikais into 4 on one side.Heat pan with 3tbsp oil ,add mustard seeds and when it splutters add the kathrikai, turmeric and salt. Cover the pan and time to time saute it.



Fry chili, coriander seeds, chana dhal, coconut,onion, peanuts till they become red. Grind them into a fine paste.

When the kathrikais are cooked, add tamarind paste, 1cup water and the ground paste.Cover the pan. When the gravy becomes thick and little oil seen on the top. Remove and change into serving bowl.

But beware ....it uses a lot of oil hence people having cholestrol problems should abstain from excessive use of this curry please.....

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