Saturday, March 8, 2008

Ennai Kathirikkai

Ingredients :

Small Round Brinjals - 6 Nos (Slit each of them to four pieces with the stalk holding them together)
Oil - 2 tbsp
Cloves - 4 nos
Cinnamon - 1" Stick (crushed)
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsps
Onion(medium) - 2 nos(finely sliced)
Chilly powder - 1 1/2 tbsp
Coriander powder - 2 1/2 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - As reqd
Tamarind extract - 3 tbsp
Cashew paste - 2 tbsp
Coconut paste - 2 tbsp
For seasoning:-

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Dry red chillies - 2 - 3 nos
Curry leaves - A few

Preparation method :

1)Heat oil in a pan and add cloves and cinnamon and stir.

2)Add ginger garlic paste and fry well.

3)Add onion and saute until brown.

4)Lower the flame and add chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt.

5)Mix well with onion and ginger garlic paste.

6)Add brinjals, tamarind extract and water.

7)Mix all ingredients well.

8)Cover and cook, till the brinjals are done.

9)When brinjals are cooked well, add cashew and coconut paste and mix well.

10)Set it to cook for about 5 mins, stirring occasionally.

11)Season with mustard seeds, curry leaves and dry chillies.

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