Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Kathirikai Paruppu Kootu

5 small Brinjals
1/2 cup Cooked moong dhal
1 Onion (Chopped)
3 Dry red chillies (Deseeded and split into 2)
3 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 with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder.
  • Heat oil in a non stick pan, add 2 tbsp oil and fry the brinjals till they are 3/4 done. Remove from the pan and keep aside. 
  • Heat oil in a separate wok, splutter the mustard and urad dhal then add the onion, dry chillies and curry leaves. Fry for 2 mins.
  • Then add the brinjal, turmeric powder and salt. Stir fry and add the cooked moong dhal and keep the stove on medium low flame for few more mins till brinjals are well roasted and coated with oil. Switch off the stove.
  • Serve it hot with rice.

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