August 29, 2011

Brinjal Pepper Curry - Tamilnadu Recipe

Brinjal – 8-10 nos
Olive Oil – 2 tblspn
Tamarind – small gooseberry size
Turmeric powder – ½ tspn
Salt to taste
To grind
Channa dal – 1 tblspn
Urad dal – 1 tspn
Whole pepper – ½ tblspn
Dried Red chilli – 2 nos
Coconut – 2 tblspn
To temper
Coconut oil – 1 tspn
Mustard seeds – 1 tspn
Channa dal – ½ tspn
Urad dal – ½ tspn
Curry leaves – 1 spring
1.Soak tamarind in hot water and extract the tamarind juice and keep aside.
2.Cut the Brinjal into 4 pieces and keep it immersed in water.
3.Roast channa dal, urad dal ,whole black pepper,dried red chillies and coconut in a hot pan ,one by one till nice aroma rises and grind to a coarse powder.
4.In the same pan add the oil and fry brinjal till it turns its color.Keep it aside.
5.Add a tsp of oil/ghee and splutter mustard seeds. And add channa dal,urad dal followed by curry leaves. ( tempering items)
6.Add the tamarind extract and required water ,salt and bring it to boil and then add the fried brinjal.
7.Boil till the brinjal gets cooked and lastly add the ground powder slowly and stir well.
8.Boil till thick and have it hot with rice and ghee on top of it!