Saturday, April 18, 2009

Yennai Kathirikka (Brinjal)

Yennai karthirika is one of the most famous south Indian lunch delicacy. The freshly ground masala added to it gives a lovely aroma and spiciness. Seriously yummy. :)


Small sized Brinjals - 1/2 Kg
Small Onions - 1/2 Kg
Tamarind - lemon sized ball
Channa Dhall(kadala paruppu) - 1 tbsp
Urad Dhall(Ulutham paruppu) - 1 tbsp
Coriander seeds(Dhaniya) - 1 tbsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek(Vendhayam) - 1/2 tsp
Red chillies - 8 nos
Coconut(scrapped) - 1 tbsp
Salt - For taste
Jaggery - For taste
Asafortida - Pinch
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp


Take one spoon of oil in a pan and fry urad dhall, Channa dhall, Coriander seeds, Jeera, pepper, fenugreek and red chillies till it changes to golden brown. Now after it cools down powder it coarsely adding scrapped coconut. keep this aside.

Chop onions finely. Split brinjals into four leaving the top portion uncut(the pic will give you a hint). Now fry these two in a pan for a while till it turns golden brown.

Now take a vessel and add the fried vegitables, Ground powder, tamarind paste, jaggery, turmeric powder, asafortida and salt. Now pou
r in enough water to bring it to sambar consistancy and boil it till its done. Now season it gingily oil(nallanai) and mustard seeds. Finally Garnish it with curry leaves and coriander leaves.

Gama Gama yennai kathirika is ready to eat :) Serve it with hot steamed rice and chips. :) Happy eating. :)

Written by: Nithya
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