Monday, October 1, 2012

Kathirikai Chutney

4 small Brinjals (Chopped)
1 Potato (Chopped)
3 Tomatoes (Chopped)
10 Shallots
5 cloves of garlic
3 Green chillies
A small tamarind piece
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tbsp Cumin
2 strands of Curry leaves
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp Urad dhal
2 Dry chillies
Oil for seasoning
salt to taste

  • Heat a tsp of oil in the pressure cooker, splutter the cumin seeds.
  • Then add the brinjals, potato, tomatoes, shallots, garlic, green chillies, turmeric powder and salt. Stir fry for few mins.
  • Now add the tamarind piece and water and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  • When the pressure is down, open the cooker and mash the content coarsely with the masher while it is still hot.
  • Heat oil in a small pan, splutter the mustard seeds and urad dhal. Add the dry chillies and curry leaves. Fry for a min.
  • Then add the seasoning to the mashed brinjal chutney and stir well. 
  • Serve it hot with Idly or dosa.

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