I learnt this recipe from my Amma.It is a Tirunelveli(Tamil nadu) style Kathirikai sambar made as a side dish for Idli.My mom calls this as Kathirikai kichadi.So I've mentioned the same as title.You can call this Kathirikai gosthu,kochu etc..This is my most favorite sambar with brinjal.My mom makes this gravy especially for me whenever i visit her place.I am a great fan of brinjal recipes whereas Sendhil is just the reverse.Last week i got some fresh brinjals from my uncle’s garden.So I got tempted to make this kichadi for me and I prepared tomato sambar for my husband.It came out exactly like my mom’s preparation.I felt like eating from my mom’s hand.So I am sharing my mom’s recipe with you all.Try this recipe only if you are an ardent brinjal fan like me.In this sambar,you can enjoy the original flavor of brinjal.Asafetida,coriander leaves and small onions used in it helps to enhance the taste and flavor.So do try this sambar and enjoy with hot idli.Don’t forget to add gingely oil while serving.Lets see how to make this Tirunelveli style Kathirikai Kichadi with new updated pictures
Brinjal is sweet, sharp, hot, cures fever excessive humor of phlegm and flatulation. It is an appetizer, increases virility and is light.Brinjals of small size is very delicate and it cures excessive phlegm and bile in the body.
Eating brinjals roasted on fire after putting some salt into it cures excessive phlegm and wind humor of the body.
Soup made up of brinjal and tomato increases the appetite and helps in digestion.
Eating soft brinjal after baking it on fire and with raw sugar on empty stomach in the morning, cures the enlarged spleen due to malaria.
Taking soft and baked brinjal with honey in the evening leering sound sleep. Using it for some days cures insomnia.
The use of brinjal destroys the stones in its initial stage.
If brinjal is taken in its mashed form or as soup with asafetida OR garlic, it cures flatulation.
Brinjal is not beneficial for person having excessive bile humor and one who has acidity problem. Pregnant woman should avoid its use.