Brinjal/ Eggplant Masala curry (kathrikkai Podi Thoovi Vadhakkal)

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Brinjal Curry

Brinjal Curry.. Everyone knows to make brinjal curry! Add oil, splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, add the chopped brinjal. Add salt, turmeric, chilli powder...Simmer till done! Who does not know to make this! Want a twist in this? Well, we call it kathrikkai podi thoovi, means brinjal with curry powder. Just a tiny addition- increases the flavour tremendously!

Kathrikkai Podi thoovi
Photo courtesy: Padmini, Srinivasan (my parents)
4 cups chopped brinjal
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp urad dal
2 tsp oil
1/4 tsp turmeric
3/4 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste
Add oil in a kadai, splutter mustard seeds. Add urad dal, roast till golden. Add the chopped brinjal. Saute well in open kadai for a few minutes.
Now add salt, turmeric, chilli powder. Continue to saute till soft.
When just about fully cooked, add the curry powder and simmer for 5 more minutes.
Check for salt.
Serve with a good South Indian meal.


Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Seems very simple and the name is very unique... Liked the fry and the podi should give a lotta flovor to the dish...

kittymatti said...

thanks ramya:)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

hey nice dish.. this is how i like to eat kathrikai... illati pudikaadhu :)

kittymatti said...

Haha.. me too mahimaa!

rads said...

AAAAhhhh...looking at it itself makes my mouth water...i'm drooling...a perfect South Indian meal...

kittymatti said...

haha! So sweet, thnx rads!

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