Thursday, July 28, 2011

Kathirikai Poriyal / Brinjal Stir Fry

6 small purple Brinjals
1 Onion (Chopped)
2 Green chillies (Slit)
3 cloves of garlic (Sliced)
1/2 Tomato (Chopped)
1 inch piece of Tamarind
1 strands of Curry leaves
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp Urad dhal
Oil for seasoning
salt to taste

  • Wash the brinjals, slit it lengthwise and chop it into 1 inch pieces. Put it in a bowl of salted water.
  • Heat oil in a wok, splutter the mustard and urad dhal then add the onion, garlic, chillies and curry leaves. Fry for 2 mins.
  • Then add the brinjal, turmeric powder and salt. Stir fry, cover and cook till it is 3/4 done .
  • Then add the tomatoes and tamarind and stir fry for few more mins till brinjals are well roasted and coated with oil. Switch off the stove.
  • Serve it hot with rice and drumstick sambar.

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