Saturday, February 15, 2014

Dry Stuffed Brinjal Curry ~ ennai kathirikai


Brinjal is my favorite. Dry version is what i am making now a days. Mixing this thick curry with hot rice and a tsp of ghee is the best way to eat and relish. To make this curry, you need to pick tender and small purple brinjals. Recently my 6 year old boy started to enjoy this curry. though he felt the curry spicy, he liked the masala stuffed brinjal very much!!


Ingredients:

Purple brinjals - 5
Sesame oil - 2 tbsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
For the masala:

 Dry roast the following


1 tsp chana dal
1 tsp dhania
1 tbsp groundnuts
1 tbsp dry grated coconut / kopparai
4 dry red chilly
1/2 tsp white sesame seeds

Roast the following:



10 small onions
4 garlic cloves
1 tsp oil

Method:



Wash and dry the brinjals. cut them in x-shape just half through the brinjals. stuff the masala with spoon or with your fingers.


Heat a pan, add 2 tbsp of sesame oil, then add these stuffed brinjals and saute them for at least 5-10 mins in slow flame till the brinjals get semi-cooked.



Once the brinjals are semi-cooked, add in the remaining masala to the pan and mix well with the brinjals. add 1/4 cup of water, salt to taste, turmeric powder and curry leaves. 

Close the pan with its lid. let the curry simmer in slow flame for about 10 minutes. once the brinjals are cooked well and the curry is ready to serve.


Best to serve with Hot rice with a tsp of ghee. have appalam along with.

Note:

You can add tamarind water at last and make it as kuzhambu / curry.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Vendakkai Kulambu ~ Bhindi curry for rice

VENDAKKAI KULAMBU

Watching the last match of sachin was very emotional. My grand father, uncle and brother are hard core cricket fans at home. i was left with no other option than joining them in cheering for Team India. I remember the days, when my grand father listens to cricket commentary in radio and also the days watching match in television munching snacks like seedai and boiled groundnuts. Those were the days sachin started to play. i started watching cricket in tendulkar era. it was also nice to watch the last match with my son. he kept on asking, why he is retiring, wont he touch the bat again and all.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Thanjavur Kadappa ~ Potato side dish for poori, idly and dosa


Thanjavur kadappa

The Best Tamizh food can be tasted in Thanjavur belt. be it kumbakonam for authentic tamil food or a little andhra influenced trichy food. Thanjavur is known for traditional tamilian food. No wonder as it remained chola dynasty's capital when kaveri river was flowing undisturbed. Thanjavur was once Rice bowl of Tamil nadu. now deprived of water, agricultural lands are converted into plots and layouts.
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