Thursday, October 08, 2015

Kathirikkai Kadalai Puli Kootu - கத்திரிக்காய் கடலை புளி கூட்டு

Kathirikkai Kadalai Koottu  - Brinjal and Karuppu Konda Kadalai (black channa).
 
Taste very good with nutty flavour.
 
Ingredients Needed:-
1. Brinjal (Kathirikkai) cubed - 1 cup
2. Black channa  - 1/4 cup (soaked in water) cook separately 
3. Salt to taste
4. Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
5. Hing / Perungayam
6. Sambar powder  - 1 tsp
7. Cooked moong Dal  - 1/2 cup 
8. Green chillies  - 2 slit length wise 
9. Thin Tamarind extract  - 1/4 cup
10. Sambar Powder - 1 tsp 

கத்திரிக்காய் கடலை புளி கூட்டு

Ingredients for Grinding:-
1.  Coconut -  2 table spoon
2. Cumin Seeds  - 1/4 tsp
 
Grind this to a coarse paste.
 
 
Ingredients for Seasoning:-
1. Mustard seeds -  1/4 tsp
2. Curry leaves 
3. Oil  - 1 tablespoon 

Method:-

1. Wash and cut Brinjal into cubes.
 
2. Heat oil  in a kadai or pan add mustard seeds to splutter.
 
3. Add Brinjal cubes and sauté for a while.
 
4. Add salt, turmeric Powder, slit green chillies and fry for few minutes.
 
5. Now goes sambar powder - 1 tsp and tamarind extract and cook well.
 
6. Meantime grind grated coconut and jeera into coarse paste.
 
7. Now goes cooked dal, cooked channa and grinded paste.
 
8. Cook well till it reaches desired consistency.
 
9. Koottu is ready and it can be had with plain rice or any variety rice.
கத்திரிக்காய் கடலை புளி கூட்டு
I had it with lemon rice. :-)

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